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

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!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Learning to serve...

Our thanks to Girl Scout Troop 16661 
from the metropolitan LA area for these cranes!

Thursday, March 1, 2018


We are grateful for this amazing donation from the Independence High School UNICEF volunteers, grades 9-12, from San Jose, CA!

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Some incredible samples from the big box of cranes sent by Ms. Kim and her 5th grade students at Sierra Vista K-8 School in Vacaville, CA.    Thank you so much for caring!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Service to others...

Our thanks to the amazing students at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia for their 3rd annual donation of cranes, (1300 this time!) and their ongoing commitment to helping others!  

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Kudos to the Wokingham Library in the United Kingdom for their creativity in turning old book paper into these fascinating origami cranes!  Thank you for sending them our way!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Cheerful designs...

These cranes, from the Creative Cultures Class
at Crow High School in Eugene, Oregon,
are designed to bring much cheer!  
Thank you so much!