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

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!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Beauty (recycled)...

Made from old calendars, these beautiful flowers have new life and purpose, thanks to our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut.  

With additional thanks for the variety of  700 cranes in this shipment as well. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Amazing designs!

We received a box full of cranes made from paper with these incredible and most unusual designs!  Our thanks to the LDS Youth in Duvall, WA!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A world filled with hope...

All the way from Singapore to Cranes for Cancer in Arizona---these fabulous and incredible cranes were created by Anmi, hoping to put smiles on the faces of everyone touched by them.  Thank you so much, Anmi, for your talent and generosity (and the terrific packaging)! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

One thousand and more...

Our thanks to Amy from Irvine, California for sending:
one thousand fabulous cranes
perfectly folded
in so many sizes 
and so many colors.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Talented craft...

Our thanks to Jen and her daughter in Claremont, CA for hands-on teaching of the origami craft to 8-12 year olds who made this incredible crane string!

Spreading hope around the world...

From the Guild of Students at the University of Birmingham in Great Britain...decorated cranes for hope;  thank you so much!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Peace and hope...

To share Sadako’s story with its lessons of international peace, friendship and hope, the Gorham Interact Club of Gorham High School in Maine created these beautiful white origami cranes, and sent them to us.  

Thank you for your good work and service!