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September 18, 2018

FLS Paper Cranes Possess Plenty Of Strength To Help


OSWEGO, NY – It sounds simple enough “You can help Japan by making paper cranes.”

Well, Frederick Leighton Elementary School art teacher Michele Scoville recently saw a humanitarian fundraiser to assist the victims of the March 11 massive earthquakes that struck Sendai, Japan. The resulting tsunami ravaged the coastline.

Nearly 300 cranes are displayed in the art room display case at Leighton as students are attempting to construct 1,000. Among those creating the cranes are (left to right) teacher Michele Scoville, Sam Gilbert, Lisa Kanbur, Paige Thomas and Brandy Ermini.

Nearly 300 cranes are displayed in the art room display case at Leighton as students are attempting to construct 1,000. Among those creating the cranes are (left to right) teacher Michele Scoville, Sam Gilbert, Lisa Kanbur, Paige Thomas and Brandy Ermini.

In response “Students Rebuild” partnered with “DoSomething.org” to ensure students worldwide have a way to support their Japanese peers.

Scoville said, “I saw this program and thought it would be great for Leighton students. We are making cranes and of early May we had nearly 300. Our goal is to get to 1,000 cranes to send in.”

The end result will be a generous donation to the earthquake victims.

Scoville noted, “For each crane we donate the Bezos Family Foundation will be contributing $2 to Architecture for Humanity’s reconstruction efforts in Japan.”

The goal is 100,000 cranes which will be then woven into an art installation which would be a symbolic gift from youth worldwide to their Japanese peers.

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