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.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Amazing origami talent...

We thank the amazingly talented Carrie of Salesforce in San Francisco for her third donation to Cranes for Cancer with these 1639 fantastic cranes!  We are impressed!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Cultural strength...

For her second donation to Cranes for Cancer, Miyo enlisted the assistance of her friends at the Japanese Culture Club and National Honor Society at Laguna Creek High School in California to create these 1600 amazing cranes!  Thank you Miyo, your project assistant Clarissa, and all those involved!  We are impressed, and grateful for your continued support to helping others!

Saturday, June 29, 2019


 Our thanks to Jessica and the Humana Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona for these diverse cranes--many small ones with interesting prints (just a sample shown here), and large ones with patterns and solid colors. We appreciate your good work and generosity!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

With hope and thanks...

“Each and every crane we've made demonstrates our love, hope and wishes for every single patient experiencing pain, hardship and struggles.  We hope these paper cranes will support the medical staff...and thank (them) for all the work they put into each and every life placed in their hands.”
---from Qi Han, Rashed, Ella, Ignat, Kimberly, Ms. Frakl and Ms. Walsh at Hall High School in Connecticut.
                                      Cranes for Cancer thanks you for your good work!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Feel better...

Lahnaya from Southern California along with her 3rd and 4th grade classmates at Chase Elementary made these 1,000 awesome cranes (so neatly organized too) to help kids with cancer feel better!  Thank you so much for sticking with this project over two years, and for caring for others!

Monday, June 17, 2019

To bring good fortune...

Talia and Alex shared some of their cheerful wedding cranes to bring good luck, joy and good wishes to others!   Thank you both, and congratulations to you!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Art and origami...

Our thanks to Keri Ann and Terry for creating the “Paper Cranes for Cancer Memorial Art Installation” in Madison, Wisconsin with these amazing cranes!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

An amazing assortment...

Our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT sent this incredible assortment of 800 origami cranes; featured are samples of calendar flowers, ribbons, dreamcatchers, angels, zebras, and unusual paper designs.  Inside the box are cranes from foils, special “flower-back” cranes, children’s rainbow cranes, and hundreds of colorful solids and designs.  
Thank you so much for your continuing support!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Oh so small...

Our thanks to Lily of San Diego, CA for these bright and cheerful 1,000 cranes! Amazing work!

Friday, May 24, 2019


This is a sample of the shiny cranes and the tiny cranes sent by Jocelyn from Temple City, California.  
Thank you so much!