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 and

Please send cranes to:

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

Friday, July 15, 2016

Global friends...

Here’s a sample of lovely cranes from the pupils at the Kirkstone House School in Baston, Peterborough, United Kingdom.  Thank you for sending these across the ocean!

Thursday, July 14, 2016


For the 4th year in a row, wonderful cranes from our friends at ALTC in Maine!  
Thanks so much for your continuing support!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Angel friends...

     Among the 300 neatly folded and packaged cranes, we received two origami Prayer Angels from
               our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, Connecticut.   Thank you!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tiny yet amazing...

Kayla made over 1000 tiny cranes for her senior project and community service!  Thank you for sending these terrific cranes to share with those in need!

Creative designs...

Here’s a sample of two of the creative paper cranes,
                         courtesy of Sigma Omicron Pi Sorority at UC Santa Cruz!  Thank you so much!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friendship and service...

Thanks to our friends
at the Hon Los Temple in Duarte, California
for a huge box of these colorful  cranes!

Friday, June 10, 2016


 Wow!  Someone in Zachary, Louisiana has conquered the art of cranes!  Thank you for sharing!

Friday, June 3, 2016

In any language...

Cranes from the Latin Club at the Advanced Math Science Charter School in Marlboro, Massachusetts…THANK YOU!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Many colors, many sizes

Just a few of Sami’s colorful cranes!   Thank you, Sami,  for your second donation to Cranes for Cancer.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Around the world...

The legend of the cranes spans the globe.  Our thanks to Fiona in the United Kingdom for these special 1000 cranes!

With recognition to the “Help from Home” website where Cranes for Cancer is listed.