At my daughter's school the 3rd and 4th grades all worked together to fold 1,000 Origami Cranes of Hope to sell at the school to benefit the Red Cross in Japan. The school children raised $5,061.50. The following link is to a video showing a small fraction of the 1,000+ wishes collected from their Cranes of Hope For Japan Relief fundraiser. One of the student's father will deliver the messages of hope to an elementary school affected by the Quake/Tsunami.
If you would like to donate to the Japanese Red Cross or your national Red Cross you may do so here!
I am proud of all of the children and my daughter for taking on the task of learning to fold Origami Cranes (not an easy task!) and for going to school early two days to fold cranes!
Update 4-20-11: There were 720 cranes left over from the sales which were then donated to the high school effort that partnered with a company and they received $2 for every crane which added an additional $1,440 to the total donation!