16 March 2011

Shop for a good cause: 1000 Paper Cranes for Japan

Yesterday Nicki from The Transcontinental Affair started making paper cranes in the hopes it would ease her heartbreak a little over the horrendous situation which continues to unfold in Japan. 

"Quickly I realized that my practice wasn't actually helping the situation or anyone in japan one little bit, so I made a plan. I am now making one thousand paper cranes and selling them at the Bondi markets this Sunday (20th March). Every dollar we make on the day is going straight to the Japanese Red Cross Society. We have many generous friends onboard who have already contributed towards the cost of having a stall at the markets and the beautiful (albeit expensive) origami paper. I have made 150 so far after deciding to do this yesterday and a lovely friend has already made 20. That's 170 with 4 days left! hopefully some wonderful friends will be coming by tonight for a fold-fest and our goal of 1000 will be met by Sunday. please come down to the markets if you're in Sydney and/or in the area. And please give generously for a very good cause to a grave situation."

Amen to that and good luck, Nicki. Bondi markets are one of my all time favourite markets in Sydney, so get your shop on, Tonic-ettes and contribute to a great cause. No amount is too small. Every cent counts.


  1. It is so touching to see the different ways people are using to reach out and do their bit for the devastated people of Japan...with the magnitude of disaster only multiplying with each passing day...a lot more needs to be done...I hope people the world over will continue to show compassion and contribute generously to help the victims heal and rebuild...thanks for this heartwarming post...xx meenal

  2. love it.

    My daughter Lottie made me a paper crane the other day to take to an important meeting.

    the symbolism couldn't be more poignant right now.

  3. Such a wonderful idea - I just wish I could be there to buy some!

  4. What a fabulous gesture. Great minds think alike - here's my last post http://www.lifeonplanetbaby.com/2011/03/weeping-for-japan.html. J x

  5. Brilliant! Something small but so powerful....Makes me weepy.

  6. <3 I have been making paper cranes as a part of my life for over 10 years and it is has always been part of my meditating life! These were beautiful! Positive and supporting thoughts are send for all the victims in Japan! We are watching the news in Norway and crossing our fingers the disaster is over! <3

  7. thank you all for your kind words and support! here's hoping this sunday will be a success...and of course a speedy recovery to japan.

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