Project Senbazuru (1,000 Cranes) for Japan

In an effort to help the victims of Japan’s devastating earthquakes, KDL invites you to join us for Project Senbazuru (Thousand Cranes). Along with your donations, which will be sent to the American Red Cross, we hope to send 1,000 paper cranes to victims of the earthquake. For every dollar raised (up to the first $1,000), a crane will be created and sent as a token of your support and prayers. Donations are being accepted at all KDL branch locations as well as the Cedar Springs Library.

According to Japanese legend, when a thousand origami cranes are folded, a wish is granted. Our wish is that those affected by the earthquake in Japan will be able to recover as quickly as possible from this tragic event and once again resume their lives.

We would like to recognize KDL staff member and Japanese native, Yuko Roberts, for her efforts to initiate this program and share her knowledge of the paper crane craft.


Are you interested in making a paper crane of your own? View the following:


For more information on the Senbazuru story, check out these books:

One Thousand Paper Cranes by Takeyuki Ishii
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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