The More Than 100 Cranes project is a new project we have developed in order to bring awareness and inspire beauty and kindness. This project was inspired by a girl named Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki was 2 years old when the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened in 1945, and 10 years after, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Once she was diagnosed with leukemia, she began folding paper cranes to wish for her health, and she had a goal of making 1,000 paper cranes so she could have her wish of being healed granted. Sasaki ended up folding 644 cranes before she died later, and she had 1,300 cranes hanging in her room at the time she passed away. After her passing, a statue of Sasaki holding a crane was placed at the Children's Peace Monument in the center of Hiroshima Peace Park, and to this day, children from all over the world still make paper cranes to be placed underneath the statue. Sasaki has popularized the crane-folding practice and inspired people from around the world to continue to make paper cranes to bring hope and grant wishes.
Our team is inspired to continue with this practice in order to bring hope to those around us during the pandemic. Our goal with this project is to send more than 1,000 cranes to various public places such as community centers and health centers so that they can be hung around these places to provide the hope that we aim to bring. We would love it if you were able to help with our mission and make some paper cranes so you have an opportunity to spread the hope that we desire to bring!
To be a part of this project, please fill out our form so we can send you origami paper if needed, and also watch this video so you can learn how to fold paper cranes: