Friday, March 25, 2011

Update: 1000 Cranes for Japan

77/365 Kimmidoll and Crane
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

The movement and effort continue! In little over a week the Flickr Group 1000 Cranes for Japan has grown to 668 members posting 879 photographs, it's amazing to see such caring and unity in this community of photographers. In addition, the group founder has uncovered another group willing to make monetary contributions for Origami Cranes and/or photos of the cranes.

Students Rebuild is collecting 100,000 actual paper cranes, which will be woven into a piece of artwork.

The Bezos Family Foundation has pledged $2/crane up to $200,000! The funds will be donated to Architecture for Humanity efforts to help rebuilding efforts in Japan, you can read more here: they also have a Facebook Page Paper Cranes for Japan

So much can be gained.... Just Do Something!


Sharkbayte said...

this is fantastic!! super job on this and the new blog. No wonder I couldn't figure out where your blog went, you made a new one! sorry it took me this long to figure it out. I'll have to check out the Cranes for Japan.

MaggieGem said...

@Sharkbayte... glad you found me! This is actually my original blog which I decided to go back to after completing the 365 Project for 2010. I'm hoping to be more consistent posting, the separate 365 made it difficult.

CherylK said...

I've printed up instructions for folding the paper cranes and I'm going to make some, this weekend, and post them to my Flickr photostream. That's a great group they have, there, with some gorgeous photos.

Once again, thanks for posting about this.

MaggieGem said...

@CherylK... glad you found this useful. I think this a wonderful way to contribute to help Japan recover, can't wait to see your cranes!

Don't forget to submit your photos to and to assist with these donations!

greygirl25 said...

Thanks for the update. What a wonderful project. Still need give it a try.

O. Joy said...

Fabulous shots!! Thanks for spreading the word (& stopping by)!