IMAGE GALLERY: Trahan Students Create Origami Cranes to Aid Relief Efforts
Students, parents and staff have created more than 500 cranes and raised more than $300 for the Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.
There are many schools across the United States that put together fundraisers to aid in the humanitarian relief efforts for Japan.
But the students, staff and parents of the Trahan School took it a step further and combined a fundraising activity with a chance to learn about a cherished piece of the Japanese culture --- Origami.
Origami is the Japanese art of folding pieces of paper is various images, particularly animals. In the case of Trahan, the students, teachers and parents created cranes. The project stated on April 27 and, to date, over 500 cranes have been created. Along the way, the school has collected collected $331.65 in donations that will go to the American Red Cross for relief in Japan.
The administration of the Trahan School submitted these photos from the event.