Monday, April 4, 2011

Cranes for Kids to help Japan

Carters and Osh Kosh B'Gosh have a Cranes for Kids

program to help the children of Japan. For every crane you make they will send an article of clothing to the children of Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

You can pick up a crane making kit at your local Osh Kosh store or download instructions here for kids 3-8 use these. They also have a video showing you how to do it here.

Once you make your crane bring it to any Osh Kosh store through April 25,2011

and get 10% off any purchase made that day! You can also take a picture of your crane and upload it to

or mail it to them at:

Cranes for Kids

Osh Kosh B'Gosh

One Waterview Drive

Shelton,Ct 06484

In Japanese culture,cranes are a powerful symbol of health

and well wishes. The Japanese believe that anyone who makes a 1,000

origami cranes will have a wish granted. The origami cranes delivered to

Osh Kosh stores will be sent to the Osh Kosh stores in Japan as a show

of caring and support.Osh Kosh will donate up to 50,000 pieces of clothing.

I know I have some origami paper around here somewhere, so Princess,

Peanut and I are going to get started watching the videos and try our hand at it.

I think this is a great way to allow the kids to feel like they are doing something

positive to help out during this tragic time. Will you join us?

We'd love to see what you make..send us the link to your blog with pics in the comments

or e-mail me with a pic and I will re-post with your permission.

((BIG HUGS))KateinNJ

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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