A Thousand Cranes of Peace

What Is Your Wish?

Japanese legend states that folding 1,000 origami cranes grants a wish. Origami cranes have become 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 resources to families seeking peace from domestic violence, sexual assault or trafficking. Every year, our community collectively builds an origami art installation while helping families find peace from abuse. This year, our goal is to build the largest origami crane installation yet!   For every $10 raised, an origami crane will be added to the art installation. 


Attend the unveiling of the 2015 installation at the family-friendly 1,000 Cranes Origami Festival on Sunday, July 19, 11am – 2pm, at the Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754. Thank you to the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin for serving as a supporting partner in hosting our 2015 Festival! 

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So far, we have raised $16,923.30!  Help us reach our goal of $20,000!

A big thank you to our Premier Sponsors!

Peace Sponsor:



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Liane Noble | Trusha & Chetan Kharod | Rajani Ramachandran & Mahesh Sharma

Spirit Sponsors:

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 Becky Tenney | Vandy Ngin | Lila Brolsma| Donna & Tony Rinaldi | Sheng Yuan Lu | Charles Lu | Amanda Addison | JK & Shanti Aggarwal | Shankar & Meghana Lakshman | Arvind Raman | Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence