Cranes for Kids

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Gina Nespoli

Published: April 12, 2006

In honor of April being “Child Abuse Prevention Month” the state-wide Guardian ad Litem program is raising awareness with origami cranes.  Each crane is made with a special wish inside, such as wishing a child a stable home; something most children in these programs do not have.

Rosemary Ash, the founder of the “Cranes for Kids” project is an advocate for Guardian ad Litem and is behind the use of cranes to raise awareness of child abuse.  An ancient Chinese proverb says “If you make a thousand cranes, your wish will come true,” and with this proverb in mind, Ash and other advocates for Guardian ad Litem made over 2,000 cranes.

The cranes are on display at all three PJC campuses, along with a stand-up card (as shown above) about the project and how to get involved in Guardian ad Litem.