Students Rebuild Offers Project To Support Japan

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:

Students Rebuild
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101

For more information, visit: http://studentsrebuild.org/japan/.

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2 thoughts on “Students Rebuild Offers Project To Support Japan

  1. Why Origami Cranes?

    According to http://studentsrebuild.org/japan, “Cranes are sacred creatures in Japanese culture. According to legend, anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. While anyone can contribute to the virtual mosaic on Facebook, our goal is to collect 100,000 origami cranes from young people to represent 100 wishes of support and healing for Japan. A list of wishes will begin to appear when we receive the first 1,000 cranes by mail.”

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