There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We
've been doing this for about 18 years, but we NEED HELP! You can help by: 1) Donating money for supplies 2) Donating origami paper 3) FOLDING CRANES.

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

Contact Information

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

Julie Post
201 West 72nd St., 20B
New York, NY 10023

Monday, August 13, 2018


For the sixth year in a row, Cranes for Cancer has been the honored recipient of the work of those participating in the Kearney Public Library (Nebraska) summer reading program, organized by their amazing librarian, Rita.  Adding to their efforts are two friends from Farmers & Merchants Bank,who contributed 1100 cranes.  This year we received a total of  4,656 cranes!   WOW!
Thank you so much!!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2018


Our thanks to the Illinois School for the Deaf Maker Space Club for these 500 cranes, providing encouragement and hope in the battle against cancer!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

With good wishes...

Along with these cranes, Bonnie from Colorado send these good wishes!  Thank you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Leading through service...

With thanks for this huge box of incredible cranes to the high school students participating in the summer conference of HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth) Leadership Foundation, Colorado! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Amazing diversity...

An amazing array of creative cranes in all sizes, colors, patterns and designs, created by the caring people at ENGIE Insight in Spokane, WA.  Thank you for your support and love!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Their dedication continues...

Prints, solids, unusual paper, shiny foils, and unique origami crafts make up this 13th donation of cranes from friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT.  We so appreciate their dedication to serving others, and their continuing support of Cranes for Cancer!  (today’s feature: foils;  please see earlier posts for many other special cranes)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Service clubs at work...

Our thanks to the joint efforts of HOSA (student organization for careers in health care) and the Key Club in Stafford, VA  for these cranes!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sharing the love...

For her 50th birthday, Kendy received this amazing string of 1,000 cranes from her friends, made with love and well wishes.  She decided it was time to share her good fortune with others, and spread the love.  Thank you so much!

Friday, June 29, 2018

One thousand strong...

Our thanks to the Asian Students in American (ASIA) Club at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul,     
                             MN for their second amazing donation of 1,000 colorful cranes!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

New designs...

Special paper designs come to us from England, with over 200 origami cranes made by the volunteers of the Guild of Students at the University of Birmingham, with hope that these cranes can make a difference!  Thank you so much!