June 15, 2013

1,000 Cranes, 1,000 Wishes, and $1,000 for Texas Tornado Victims

Japanese legend has it that whoever folds 1,000 paper cranes in a year will be granted a wish. This tradition is known as senbazuru and is often also used as a gesture of support and dedication to honor a friend or loved one who needs some good fortune. It is believed that the more people involved in folding the cranes, the more luck will be granted!

This year's annual Etsy Craft Party theme is "Crafting for the Community," and we at Etsy Fort Worth would like to invite you to join us as we fold paper cranes and wish for a speedy recovery for our neighbors in Hood County who were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes. We will be accepting monetary donations to pass along to the United Way of Hood County, at $1.00 per crane.

Our goal is 1,000 cranes, 1,000 wishes, and $1,000, and we need your help! Even if you are unable to fold these paper cranes with us in person, we hope you will perhaps make a donation online and fold a few cranes of your own in honor of those affected. 

 Our Etsy Craft Party will be held on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.


You can make a donation online now, using a credit card through the PayPal interface (or your PayPal account, of course). You do NOT need a PayPal account to be able to use your credit card with PayPal. Click the "Donate Now" button below to donate to the cause.

Donations in ANY amount are welcome. Every dollar counts and your generosity is appreciated!

 If we can get 1,000 people to donate just $1 each, we will be able to reach our goal and help rebuild a community!

100% of your donations will be passed on to the United Way of Hood County, who will distribute the funds to areas most in need of assistance. We are supporting this cause, though are not affiliated with UWHC in any way.

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