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2014-03-10 16:35:03

Visual Artist Will Create Art Piece from Thousands of Students' Handmade Paper Beads SEATTLE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrated artist Vik Muniz will join the Students Rebuild Water Challenge by creating a one-of-a-kind art piece in spring 2014. The Students Rebuild Water Challenge, in partnership with charity: water and Global Nomads Group, will bring clean, safe drinking water to more than 16,000 Tanzanians. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140310/DC80229...

2012-03-06 06:03:00

Young People in 38 Countries Raise $500,000, Make Millions of Paper Cranes for Reconstruction Efforts in Japan SEATTLE, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Immediately following March 2011's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, DoSomething.org and Students Rebuild took action. The campaign Paper Cranes for Japan challenged young people worldwide: make and mail-in a paper crane with a wish of hope and healing, and trigger funding for Japan's recovery. The goal was 100,000...

2012-01-13 17:20:00

Sculpture made from 100,000 of the 2 million cranes folded during "Paper Cranes for Japan" campaign SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a massive sculpture will be unveiled in Japan's Sendai Train Station created from 100,000 paper cranes folded by children worldwide after the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami--a sampling of the over 2 million cranes mailed in during the Paper Cranes for Japan campaign. The sculpture is the centerpiece of a three-day...

2011-04-26 05:00:00

** Inspires $500,000 in Donations to Rebuild Schools in Japan ** SEATTLE, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past month, kids around the world were challenged to create 100,000 Paper Cranes for Japan. Today, the hard-working volunteers at Students Rebuild counted the one millionth crane, dramatically exceeding the goal and inspiring a $400,000 donation to rebuild schools from the Bezos Family Foundation and $100,000 from an anonymous donor. The effort, a collaboration...

2011-04-11 06:36:00

PRAGUE, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Origami for Japan is organising a worldwide initiative in support of the people of Japan following the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami. Events are being held around the world at which well-wishers will fold a thousand origami paper cranes as a symbol of companionship for those who are suffering. Origami for Japan strongly believes that through mass participation in origami folding events, the initiative will serve both as a memorial...

2011-03-29 17:59:00

ATLANTA, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned children's clothing brand, OshKosh B'Gosh, announced today an initiative to inspire kids to help families in Japan and raise awareness of children affected by the recent tragedy. The program, entitled Cranes for Kids, has a direct, and an immediate, impact: for every origami crane sent to OshKosh B'Gosh by April 25th, the company will donate an article of clothing to children in Japan who have been displaced by the earthquake and...

2011-03-21 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan on March 11th, Students Rebuild has partnered with DoSomething.org's "Paper Cranes for Japan" campaign to inspire young people worldwide to support their Japanese peers. Paper Cranes for Japan combines the power of DoSomething.org's deep experience engaging youth audiences and the Bezos Family Foundation's commitment to help young people connect, learn, and take action...

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2010-04-14 12:42:11

Although it looks small and unassuming, the tiny origami crane sitting in a sample dish in University of Illinois professor Jennifer Lewis' lab heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems. The penny-sized titanium bird began as a printed sheet of titanium hydride ink. The team will publish their novel technique in the April 14 online edition of the journal Advanced Materials. Small, intricate shapes...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

By Thomas J Morgan Some 6,000 paper cranes -- a symbol of peace, fidelity and longevity -- will be distributed at the WaterFire on Saturday. SMITHIFIELD -- Employees of Fidelity Investments, joined by Providence high school students and volunteers from the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence and organizers of WaterFire, plan today to wrap up a three-month effort to create 6,000 origami cranes to be distributed at the WaterFire event scheduled for Saturday in...