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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pastel beauty...

Our thanks to the members of Kappa Phi Lambda at Binghamton University (NY) 
for these cranes in calming pastel colors! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Winter creativity...

Fran and her son used their time indoors during the cold Ohio winter to think of others, and create over 1,000 cranes, folding and packaging them in layers of large and small cranes.  What a wonderful activity to benefit those in need. 
                           Thank you so much!

    Paper cranes designed for children!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Continuing to serve...

With this 4th donation of 1600 cranes, the students at Langley High have continued their service learning efforts with amazing work.  Our sincere thanks to them and to their coordinator, Betsy, for this incredible contribution, bringing their total donation these past few years to over 4,000 cranes!! 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Acts of Kindness...

Tenth-grader Miyo of California folded and organized these 1,000 cranes as her individual project, 
and special way of extending the Japanese legend of the cranes to bring kindness to others.   
Thank you so much!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bring a smile...

“Penguin" paper cranes can bring smiles...thanks to our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut who continue to support Cranes for Cancer with creative papers and designs tucked in their latest donation of 700 cranes.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Caring for health...

From our friends at Humana in Louisville. Kentucky --
---thank you so much!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bright and cheery...

These bright colors bring so much cheer!  Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 341 - 
La Canada Flintridge, CA! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Colors galore...

Colorful cranes from Salesforce in Deerfield Beach, Florida!  
Thank you so much for your time and generosity!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Community service...

Thank you to the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega (a co-ed community service fraternity) at Rider University for these colorful cranes! 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Patterns and designs...

Our thanks to the students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology UNICEF chapter (Falls Church, VA) for these amazing cranes, tucked inside a larger box of cranes.  
We love the interesting patterns and designs!