1,000 Paper Cranes Alight from SAFE
SAFE's paper crane project began in August of 2009. Inspired by the true story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, SAFE employees Josh Cota and Amanda Nelson wanted to create 1,000 cranes of their own to donate to an organization serving children. Through SAFE's Community Banking division, Amanda and Josh connected with Make-A-Wish of Sacramento and Northeastern California.
At this year's Walk for Wishes event, Josh and Amanda also set up a table making cranes with the walk participants. Josh and Amanda were joined by SAFE Call Center and Internet team members who donated their time folding and stringing the cranes.
At the end of July 2011, one thousand hand-folded and strung paper cranes were delivered to Make-A-Wish. Display at the Wishing Place in Sacramento is anticipated by the end of September. The Wishing Place is a special, magical place where children can escape the rigors of treatment, transplants, and never-ending tests, and anxiety can be replaced by hope. Sacramento's Wishing Place is only one of three in the nation and the only one on the West Coast. Josh, Amanda, and the SAFE team look forward seeing the paper cranes hanging in their amazing new home.
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