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Project: a Thousand Paper Cranes

so recently, due to the wonderful website that is couchsurfing, I became aware of a girl from Toronto (Joanne Poh) doing an origami-based project to help those stricken by the recent tragedy in Japan. Please take a few moments to check out what she's all about! This is an awesome idea!

Her goal is to make a 1000 paper cranes (hence the title!) with various phrases of encouragement and inspiration and, you know, well-meaning on them and send them to the affected families in Japan.

At the same time, the group aims to raise money for the Save the Children Canada foundation.

so a $5 donation (which is really reasonable) equates one paper crane: 5 dollars/5 yen has the same pronunciation as the word for Fate/destiny in Japanese which is go-en.

If you live in Toronto, she's taking volunteers to make paper cranes, which you can see on the website. And if not, but you're still interested nonetheless, you can write to her about hosting a crane-making party in your own city.

this is really good, I think:

I want people that were affected by this tragedy to realize that it’s also fate that bought these papercrane to them. Someone, somewhere you might never meet in your life, has decided to give a helping hand, offering a papercrane of condolences, best wishes and hope. When all 1000 of these adds up, I really hope that it will help them in any way even if it merely bring a smile to their face to know the fact that there people out there that cares.

you can take a look at the cranes she (and others) have been making at the website!

anyway, though, it's a lovely idea. please think about donating some if you can! (and spread the word, too)

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