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We invite school and community groups, individuals and families, all around the world to fold a peace crane or dove, fill its wings with words and pictures of peace, then through us, trade it with another child somewhere in the world.

We host the Peace Crane Project every day of the year. Many groups choose to join us for the United Nations International Day of Peace, held each September 21. Some of our schools and groups plan their curriculum months in advance. With schedules varying so dramatically around the world, we want to make sure we allow plenty of time to become a part of the September school curriculum in your community. If you plan to join us in September, please sign up as far in advance as possible and begin to plan as soon as you are able. There are many United Nations days that you can celebrate with an exchange of peace cranes! Please sign up for our newsletter to learn all the ways you can incorporate our program into your classroom or community group’s activities.

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This year, we are asking our participants to go beyond the origami exchange, hoping to connect you all at a deeper level. Please consider also trading pen-pal letters, sharing via Skype, or sending more detailed information about your schools and communities to your exchange partners. By connecting our youth, each of us has a unique opportunity to create a more compassionate and empathetic world, empowering the next generation with new depths of understanding and appreciation for one another.

In the coming months, we will strive to find the perfect crane exchange partners, arrange classroom volunteers for some of you, and target our efforts to your specific needs. Please reach out to us with comments, questions, or requests for help.

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