Paper Crane Peace Box

Paper Crane Peace Box

There is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no end and always comes full circle. We have been gifted connections with survivors from all over, but the Rebels of Columbine are truly where it started. One survivor has graciously offered his talents to build a paper crane peace box for the memorial. It will contain origami paper for those who visit to fold a crane with a note of kindness. It will be a modification of the lending libraries you see in neighborhoods, and will have a space for books too. We look forward to this beautiful addition to the garden.

Here's a short video demonstrating how to fold a paper crane to be placed on a paper crane wreath. Paper cranes with notes of love and support on them are assembled on wreaths and delivered to other communities who have experienced a similar tragedy as we did in Aurora in 2012. The cranes are inspired by our memorial and are meant to pay the love forward that has been generously given to us.

Here's a story that 9News did on the paper crane box that was added to the memorial. Visitors are encouraged to put their folded paper cranes into the box. The 720 Memorial Foundation will send them to other communities in need of support.

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Here's a story that Rocky Mountain PBS did on our new lending library! In the story, Brandon Kellogg, a survivor of the Columbine Highschool scooting, who worked with us to build the new library. Read the whole story here!