Cranes for Kids Selected as Cool Site of the Day!

The KneeBouncers gang is blushing a bit – – our Cranes for Kids website was selected as today’s Cool Site of the Day. Here’s what they’re saying about it:

The Cranes For Kids web site is about letting children have an opportunity to share their messages of peace, hope and good will to our neighbors and friends in Japan. The Japanese tradition of folding 1000 cranes represents a form of healing and hope during challenging times, and has also become a symbol of world peace.

Developing a means for children around the world to do something in response to the devastating situation in Japan seemed like a natural extension of the work KneeBouncers was already doing.

“Kurt came to me with the idea on a Thursday morning. His friend Phil Tajitsu Nash of Nash Interactive had contacted him about our membership donation promotion,” said Jim. “He applauded our efforts and brought up the idea of sending good wishes along to help the healing of the Japanese people. Mindfulness to rekindle compassion.”

The site went live by Friday evening.

The Japanese tradition of folding 1000 cranes represents a form of healing and hope during challenging times, and has also become a symbol of world peace.

To send a crane, all you and your child need to do is visit www.cranesforkids.com. Select the color of your crane, enter your message, and send it into cyberspace. The site also contains information for creating your own origami crane and a resource sheet for donating to charities assisting the Japanese people.

“We would be honored if we have that many [1,000] good thoughts going out through the site,” said Jim.

There are 965 messages posted on the site right now – – can you help us get to 1000 today?

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