Paper Cranes for San Jose

May 28, 2021 - July 15, 2021

Our foundation is collecting paper cranes with notes of love and support for the San Jose rail yard tragedy now through July 15th, 2021.

As we reflected upon our own experiences as family members and survivors of the Aurora Theater tragedy, we especially appreciate the heartfelt messages of comfort and support that we received from individuals and communities all over the world. We have since strived to pay that kindness forward to other communities who have experienced unspeakable tragedy. We would be honored if you joined us in folding cranes, and together we will create these symbols of peace and love that will be a true testament to the kindness and humanity that is much stronger than hate!

To be a part of this project, all you need is 5 7/8” X 5 7/8” origami paper and an open heart. Please see the instruction video here.

We are collecting cranes in 3 ways:

Via mail:

7-20 Memorial Foundation

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy

Aurora 80012

Via the Aurora History Museum:

Drop cranes off or make one at the crane station by making a reservation at

Via social media:

Write a comment on our Facebook, twitter or Instagram page and we will put it on a crane for you to add to the wreath.

The completed cranes will be assembled on wreaths and sent to:

-King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive

-The families of the victims in Boulder

-Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta