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:

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

Friday, February 3, 2012


I am just so overwhelmed with all the wonderful crane donations!

This week's donation comes from Jan R. Jan did a theme of Cranes for Christmas, and made these amazingly gorgeous cranes! They come in all different colored papers, including bright designs and iridescents. Those are my favorite. A translucent string holds each crane, and it's held in place on the bottom by beautiful crystal beads.

Jan, these cranes are some of the most beautifully done that I've ever seen! Do you have any pictures of what it looked like in your Christmas home? They will surely go to someone special in need of some hope and healing during a difficult time.

Jan and I both agree that crane making is very therapeutic for the person making the cranes as well. Crane making keeps us sane.

Warm wishes Jan!

1 comment:

happytraveler said...

I hope you are still doing this! It might take me a while but I'd love to donate the 1000 cranes I want to complete for my bucket list!