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    Posted January 5, 2013 by
    Wexford, Pennsylvania

    Folding4Good and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Tributes for Newtown

    Operation Sandy Hook: Peace to You


    The 14  chapters of Origami Salami and Folding for Good in the United States, Australia, the Philippines and Hungary invite the folders of the world to join us in folding 10,000 peace cranes for 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 20 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); 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. Magyar Origami Kor contributed 26 unique origami projects; and an American origamist created mobiles and a haiku, among many other amazing stories of empathy expressed through folding origami.


    Current crane count received: 10,506.

    Our original goal: an envelope of crisply folded origami cranes; goal has been adjusted upwards several times.

    Keep your original designs, creations, projects, and individual peace cranes coming!


    Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz hosted an exhibit of 5,050 of the Sandy Hook cranes at the Carnegie Science, Pittsburgh, from October 3 - November 7, 2013 called, "Folding for Good: Art Meets Science.'


    It is said that the more people who fold for a special wish, the more powerful that wish becomes. Our wish is for peace. Especially for the families of the victims of the Newtown tragedy, and for all schoolchildren, and their families, everywhere.


    Mail your peace crane to:

    Origami Salami
    P.O. Box 1324
    Wexford, PA
    USA 15090-1324


    For updates and photo album see our  290 photo archive: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.538283226183849.129494.208457052499803&type=3




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