What Is Your Wish?
According to Japanese legend, folding 1,000 origami cranes grants a wish. Origami cranes became a symbol of peace through the story of WWII survivor Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who folded a thousand paper cranes to be granted one wish—to live. Her story has inspired people all over the world to fold and display origami cranes as a symbol of peace.
Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA) is bringing that spirit to Central Texas by creating the Thousand Cranes of Peace art installation. The goal of the Thousand Cranes installation is to generate funding and awareness for programs that provide advocacy, counseling, and other resources to families seeking peace from domestic violence, sexual assault or trafficking. Every year, community volunteers help us fold cranes that become part of a larger-than life origami art display! For every $10 raised, an origami crane will be added to the art installation.
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