Burger #358 – Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes for Japan

Over 250 paper cranes were created to form today’s Burger365 image. In Japanese culture, the paper crane is a symbol of hope and goodwill. Legend has it, that one is granted a wish after folding 1000 cranes. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan a few months ago, the “Paper Cranes for Japan” project set out to create 100,000 paper cranes, which would then be matched by a $200,000 donation. Amazingly, they greatly surpassed their goal:

“We just tallied 1 million cranes! The incredible, worldwide response to Paper Cranes for Japan has exceeded our wildest hopes. Not only has the Bezos Family Foundation doubled its initial donation to $400,000, an anonymous donor has come forward to add $100,000–making $500,000 for Japan!”

Japan still needs help though. If you haven’t already, there is still time to donate to the American Red Cross in its relief efforts for Japan. And if you’re in the LA area, be sure to stop by the LACMA this weekend to see a very special related exhibit. ([])


One Response to Burger #358 – Paper Cranes

  1. Noah says:

    Very impressive! Plus a great cause!

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