There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide boxes of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We
've been doing this for many years, but we NEED HELP!

If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes, please send an e-mail with a name and mailing address, and we will send your dear friend or family member 1,000 paper cranes of hope and healing.

DONATE: We now accept donations through PayPal at Thank You!

Contact Information


Please send cranes, with your name and return address to:

Karen Grinfeld
11140 N. Canada Ridge Drive
Tucson, AZ 85737

Please send financial contributions via PayPal to:

Unfortunately these contributions are not charitable tax deductions for income tax purposes, but will help us offset the costs of shipping, printing labels, and gift cards. We do not charge, but we do appreciate any financial assistance.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Here’s a sample of the lovely cranes we received from Julia in Connecticut.  Thank you so much for your contribution to Cranes for Cancer!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Working together, Morgan and her grandmother, Sally, in
St. Louis, Missouri, folded these cheerful cranes.
Thank you so much!


Wow!!   Our thanks to Katie and HOBY (Hugh O'Brien Youth) Wyoming for this fabulous senbazuru (crane string)!  We truly appreciate the origami talent and skill, and of course, the service to others.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


With incredible talent and dedication, we received these 1644 amazing cranes from Carrie at Salesforce in San Francisco as her fourth donation to Cranes for Cancer!   Thank you so much, Carrie, for your continuing support!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bringing joy...

Our sincere thanks to the middle school students and their community service coordinators, Ms. Bridget and Ms. Julie, at Campbell Hall Episcopal near Los Angeles for their second donation to Cranes for Cancer with this huge box of colorful cranes - to bring joy to someone in need!

Monday, September 16, 2019


Go Gold---September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, symbolized with gold ribbons!  

Our thanks to the Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT for these special gold ribbon and “Peace on Earth” origami cranes, included in their latest donation of 800!  We are so grateful for their community concern, their creativity and their continuing support!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Brightening the day...

The Origami Club of Hunter College High School in New York hopes to brighten someone’s day with 250 amazing cranes in four different sizes (plus one super-large crane), neatly organized in 3”, 4”, 6” and 8” sizes.   Thank you SO much!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

From Tokyo...

For their second donation, the employee volunteers at Salesforce Japan in Tokyo sent these 2,000 amazing cranes - beautifully folded in fabulous colors, patterns and special designs!  We are extremely grateful for their support, to Satomi for coordinating this project, and for their continued dedication to serving others in need.  

Thank you, Salesforce!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A gift of hope...

During the previous school year, the 7th graders (now 8th graders) at Sacred Heart School in West Reading, Pennsylvania learned about Sadako and the Thousand Cranes and made these 820 amazing cranes as a service in action project and a gift of hope.  While time did not permit them to reach their goal of 1,000 cranes, we thank them for caring and sharing with the Cranes for Cancer community!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Unique package...

Using this amazing collection of United States postal stamps for mailing, Tallie from Alabama sent these 400 beautiful pink and green cranes, with love.  Thank you so much for this very special package!