One week ago, on “Friday, March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake struck Sendai, Japan, resulting in a devastating tsunami that ravaged the coast just 180 miles from Tokyo. In response, Students Rebuild [who works with Global Nomads Group] partnered with DoSomething.org, to ensure students worldwide have a way to support their Japanese peers.
Help Japan by making paper cranes. These simple yet powerful gestures will trigger a $200,000 donation from the Bezos Family Foundation – $2 for each crane received – to Architecture for Humanity’s reconstruction efforts in Japan. Once we reach our goal of 100,000 submissions, the cranes will be woven into an art installation – a symbolic gift from students around the globe to Japanese youth.”
How it works:
• Make a paper crane (watch a how-to video)
• Snap a photo and upload it, along with a message of support to the Facebook page “Paper Cranes for Japan”
• Turn your crane into dollars for reconstruction – and eventually an art installation – by mailing it to Students Rebuild. Or, team up with friends and fold as many as you can! Email Students Rebuild to receive a pre-paid shipping label for large boxes:
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101
For more information, visit: http://studentsrebuild.org/japan/.