Community Service Committee Contributes to Cranes for Cancer

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Community Service Committee Contributes to Cranes for Cancer

Students fold origami cranes, which symbolize luck and longevity, to donate to Cranes for Cancer.

Students fold origami cranes, which symbolize luck and longevity, to donate to Cranes for Cancer.

Students fold origami cranes, which symbolize luck and longevity, to donate to Cranes for Cancer.

Students fold origami cranes, which symbolize luck and longevity, to donate to Cranes for Cancer.

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According to a Japanese legend, a person who receives 1,000 origami cranes will have one wish granted. In hopes of this, the Student Council’s Community Service committee joined forces with the Cranes for Cancer organization to make and collect their goal of 300 paper cranes on Thursday, Sept. 13.

“We are hoping that the cancer patients and their families can feel gratitude that many people are hoping for their quick recovery,” Community Service Chair GaEun Kim ’19 said. “It’s a symbolic good luck charm to brighten up their day when it is an extremely difficult time for everyone.”

On the day of their meeting, the volunteers were able to productively fold many paper cranes, but there is still a long way to go to achieve their goal.

“We made around 70 cranes on Thursday and we are accepting crane donations up until September 21,” Hannah Lu ’20 said. “This event is very meaningful since we had Westwood students from all grades who came to donate their time and efforts.”

The Community Service committee will be collecting paper cranes in room E2214, on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 21 from 8:40-9 a.m. In exchange for donating 20 origami cranes, Student Council will be awarding one hour (with a maximum of three hours).