- Posted January 5, 2013 by
Operation Sandy Hook: Peace to You
the schoolchildren of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the families of all victims of this tragedy, and the community of Newtown, Connecticut.
Global participation from 13 countries and 16 of the United States includes: three "Crane Leis" comprised of 26 origami cranes each constructed at an art studio in Kauai, Hawaii; an original origami design kusudama (healing ball) from a member of Magyar Origami Kor--- Hungarian Origami Society in Budapest, named,"Kusudama Sandy Hook," featuring peace cranes overlay; 634 "Cascading Cranes" strung with beaded detail from Origami for Africa headquartered in South Africa; 121 peace cranes from the K-6 students of Creek Elementary in Muskogee, Oklahoma, each of which contain handwritten wishes of peace folded inside the cranes, and which comprise a "Cranebow"; 26 cranes from a folder who researched the biographies of all the victims, located a paper which connected with them, then folded while lifting each in prayer; a gold and silver from Germany--for new friends and old; kelly green strands from Ireland; a complete family senbazuru (1,000 cranes) from a Mother in Washington; 26 from an elementary teacher in Galway, Ireland; and 1,003 red. silver, and blue metallic cranes from a single family in California. Math-Explosion, Middleton, Idaho, designed an ornmental polyhedra dodecahedron folding lesson featuring our photo of peace cranes. Mrs. Feinberg's 6th grade class in State College, PA, the students of Scoil Bhride, Shantalla, Galway, Ireland, and Albany High School folded. Students at St. Matthias School and Cub Scout Troop 327, Ridgewood, New York learned to fold cranes too. Origami Italia, Origami Panama, and Magyar Origami Kor are still completing projects. Many other individuals, including students, teachers, and Folding for Good chapters accross the United States and in New South Wales continue to contribute.
Current crane count received: 6,294
Our goal: 5,000 Peace Cranes
Goal exceeded! Keep your original designs, creations, projects, and individual peace cranes coming!
It is said that the more people who fold for a special wish, the more powerful that wish becomes. Our wish is for peace.
P.O. Box 1324
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