Folding for Japan: Children Make Origami Cranes to Raise Money for Tsunami Victims

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Question: Why are children’s fundraisers always the best fundraisers?

Answer: That’s actually a trick question (everything children do is inherently better because of the adorable factor, obviously) but this is still a pretty sweet way to raise money for the victims of the tsunami in Japan.

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Children at the Pacific Grove Elementary school in Northern California have initiated One Million Cranes, which pledges to get 1000 schools to fold 1000 origami cranes, with hopes that the public will pledge a dollar for each crane to the Red Cross. Quick math at work–that’s a million dollars in aid to Japan.

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Why cranes? Apparently there is an ancient Japanese legend that promises that anyone who folds 1000 cranes will have their wishes comes true–and these kids are wishing that you’ll help their cause. See? Adorable! (via Good)