Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 1, 2011

Cranes for Japanese relief

Schools hold fundraising efforts

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Among the many fundraisers that are taking place throughout the city and the schools, Foothill High School alumni and students are holding an origami crane fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

They have created 1,000 origami cranes to be displayed at the school's multicultural assembly today, and are asking for crane sponsors to raise money.

"We are asking for a minimum of $1 donation," said Stephanie Seto, one of the organizers. "The donor would have their name written on an origami crane."

"We also would like the community to help us out," Seto added.

It's not too late to make a donation; elephone Seto at 858-0400 or email steph.seto91@yahoo.com.

In Japan, the crane is held in special regard and is said to live for a thousand years. Folding 1,000 origami cranes is supposed to make a person's wish come true.

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