Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Still Folding

Thank you to everyone who has sent in cranes. We are not yet at 37,000, but are getting there, slowly and surely. I am writing to give an update on the project.

I had to take a step back this spring to take care of my family, my friends and myself after a series of deaths in my community. In this time I was thankful to receive all the cranes from all over the world. Some packages had a few cranes, some had thousands. Some cranes were in memory of loved ones. Some were anonymous. Each crane, named or not, represented someone lost, and someone caring enough to think of that life lost. 

I have, at present, just over 20,000 cranes.

Although this project is taking longer than I anticipated, it is no less important than when it started. On Monday I returned from a couple days away from all media access to find not one, but two mass shootings had occurred in that time. Today I will sit in a cafe and fold a crane for each of the victims. I will have a conversation with whomever asks what I am doing. I will encourage each of them to call their representatives, to contact Moms Demand Action, to take some action that can help our movement gain momentum. I will help then fold cranes so that they too can take that time to think of the victims.

We will continue to accept cranes for the foreseeable future. I have more paper to mail out if anybody needs it. If you have cranes to send, the address is Orange Origami Cranes, PO Box 246, Gloucester, MA 01931.

Plans for a public display will be announced once we are closer to our goal.
Thank you for all of your help.

Monday, June 3, 2019

As we approach National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I wanted to give an update on the Orange Origami Cranes project.

Cranes keep coming in. Thank you for that! Although the project is taking longer than expected, it has also reached further than we could have imagined.  I have received cranes from all over the country and all over the world.  I have lots of cranes left to count.  As of now we have around 20,000 orange origami cranes.

Our current deadline is July 1. If you have cranes to mail in, please send them to
Orange Origami Cranes
PO Box 246
Gloucester, MA 01931

If you need orange origami paper, please let me know.  I have more to share.

If you are having a folding event this weekend, please share photos if you are comfortable doing so.

Thank you for all of your help and support.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Several groups have expressed a want to include making orange origami cranes as part of their events for  #WearOrange 2019, which is from June 7-9.  In order to make the project open to as many people as possible, I am extending the timeline for making cranes.

If you need paper for you or your organization to fold cranes, please email me at orangeamanda@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Keep 'em coming!

Thank you to everyone who has sent cranes, and to everybody still folding.

With the support of the Galen Gibson fund we purchased a lot of orange origami paper.  If you would like to host a fold-in, or would like some for yourself to fold, please email me at orangeamanda@yahoo.com.

We have until May 1 to get all the cranes folded in order to string them to display by National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2019. 

Many thanks again!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mail Your Cranes

If you are making cranes and would like to send them in, here is the address:

Orange Origami Cranes
P. O. Box 246
Gloucester, MA 01931

Thank you.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Memorial Day

20 veterans commit suicide every day. 66% of veteran suicides are the result of a firearm. This Memorial Day weekend I am making cranes for these veterans.