Today Christine from Random Thoughts From Midlife posted this info on Osh Kosh B’gosh’s program to donate children’s clothing to Japan. We make the cranes and they will deliver the cranes to their store in Japan. Additionally Osh Kosh will donate up to 50,000 articles of children’s clothing. I think the amount of clothing donated is linked to the amount of cranes they collect, but it doesn’t say it directly in the program page. But the words up to 50,000 articles of clothing leads me to believe that.
Just a little background on the Tsuru (Japanese crane). There are a few folk tales of the crane, but one the most memorable actual stories is the one of a young girl, Sadako Sasaki, who was diagnosed with leukemia and was determined to fold 1,000 cranes in order to have health, happiness, and a world of eternal peace. Unfortunately she did not make her goal before passing away, managing to fold 644. Her story touched the world and on Obon day people leave cranes by a statue which has been created in memory of her. Now it is a custom to fold 1,000 cranes to grant your wish. Alright, it’s time for me to get folding.
Hope everyone had a great day today,