Nathan Hale Students Make 1,000 Cranes for Japanese Disaster Relief

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
 
NATHAN HALE STUDENTS MAKE 1,000 ORIGAMI CRANES FOR JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF
 
 
                 Students at Nathan Hale School today made 1,000 origami cranes to raise money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.
 
 
                According to Japanese legend, a crane grants a wish to those who fold 1,000 cranes. The students’ wish is for peace and well being for the people of Japan.
 
                  Nathan Hale 7th and 8th graders asked parents and friends to make donations to assist victims of the disaster and agreed to make a paper crane for each dollar contributed. Students from other grades assisted the older kids in folding the cranes.
 
 
                 “I’m proud that our students are helping those injured and left homeless by the devastating disaster in Japan,” Nathan Hale Principal Lucia Paolella said. “They are learning that compassion and generosity know no borders. My wish for these 1,000 cranes is that Japan recovers from this catastrophe. I hope our small contribution helps make that happen.”
 
 
                 The students’ goal is to raise $1,000. The money will be donated to the Red Cross for use in Japan. The school will send the 1,000 cranes to Japan.