Paper Cranes Help Architecture for Humanity’s Reconstruction Efforts in Japan

Architecture for Humanity’s Japan reconstruction efforts are being assisted by youth in 15 different countries. In the wake of the Earthquake and Tsunami Students Rebuild and Do have organized worldwide participation of young people to support their Japanese peers by making paper cranes.

The Bezos Family Foundation has pledged to make a $2 donation to for every crane made. After 100,000 cranes are submitted they will be turned into a woven art installation, a symbolic gift from students around the world to their Japanese counterparts.

Here are the details on how to get involved:

  • Make a paper crane ‐ view a how‐to video: (
  • Turn your crane into dollars for reconstruction by mailing it to Students Rebuild.

Students Rebuild
1700 7th Avenue
STE 116 # 145
Seattle, WA 98101

Email to receive a pre‐paid-shipping label for large boxes (50 cranes or more, please).

Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Paper Cranes Help Architecture for Humanity’s Reconstruction Efforts in Japan" 27 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • aishah

    when is the dateline??? and what is the pre-paid shipping label for??