An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1,000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.
The Brain Injury Association of Arkansas (BIAA) is launching a project called “Cranestorm – Wishes in Flight.” The goal of this project is to fold and collect 2,000 origami cranes, one for every Arkansan living with a disability due to brain injury. This is an excellent opportunity for students, groups or employees to acquire volunteer service hours while doing something fun. The BIAA will be holding crane stringing sessions where you can bring your kids, spouse, friends, or anyone you may know who is interested in helping us get the art installation ready.
The cranes will be linked to form a dramatic representation of all Arkansans who have a disability due to a brain injury.
If you are not able to make cranes, but would like to participate in this event, your tax deductible donation to the Brain Injury Association is welcome.
Join Cranestorm by folding cranes for individuals affected by brain injury.
•The selection of paper is a personal choice, but lightweight origami paper or magazine pages are best. If you or your group are making over 100 cranes, ask for a paper or $$ donation from a local business. Take pictures of your crane folding and send them to us.
•If you would like someone to speak to your group about brain injury or to demonstrate crane folding, e-mail email@example.com.
•Groups and individuals who send over 100 cranes will receive a certificate of participation and be recognized publicly.
Making origami cranes is fun and easy. Here’s an easy folding tutorial.
When cranes are completed, please ship to:
Brain Injury Association of Arkansas
PO Box 26236Little Rock, AR 72221-6236