Everyone who participated in the Paper Cranes for Japan Challenge is a winner–we've received so many incredible contributions and messages from around the world. Here are just a few...check out more on the Students Rebuild Japan blog, and stay posted on how the $500,000 raised through Students Rebuild is rebuilding Japan!
- Children of Bus 63 help Japan - Mt. Vernon, WA. A group of students turn commute time into a suite of cranefolding sessions.
- 16-year-old boy mobilizes his community - New York, NY. Senegalese native Cheihk Diankha sends letters to his community and receives over 1,000 cranes!
- Six-foot crane at Bonny Eagle High School - Standish, ME. Bonny Eagle students raised $450 and folded 505 cranes after the tsunami. Then they outdo themselves with increasingly large cranes, too big to mail but just right to symbolize their campaign.
- Love + Dedication = 13,226 - Pearland, TX. A mission from the Dawson High School DoSomething Club surpasses a lofty 10K crane goal...with help from some younger encouragement!
- Message of Hope from Bulgaria - Haskovo, Bulgaria. Local UNESCO club attaches 1410 cranes to their message of hope.
- Switzerland students fold 1,701 cranes for Japan - Winterthur, Switzerland. A community comes together for origami, a particularly touching moment for the Japanese family at International School Winterthur.
- Students respond at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan - Misawa, Japan. More than 7K cranes are folded by children at Sollars Elementary, who wanted to help with the relief efforts they saw around them.
- Help and healing from Calgary - Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Master's Academy & College students and their community aid friends in Mito City, Japan, collecting toonies and sending 1,636 cranes toward the broader relief effort.
- Origami accompanies Elie Dubois school dedication - Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Haitian all-girls vocational school and Students Rebuild participant École Elie Dubois folds origami for the Paper Cranes initiative as part of their own school reconstruction dedication ceremony.