A global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism
Do You Have A Wish For The World?
Give your wish wings and help decorate The World Tree of Hope.
This December, thousands of origami cranes inscribed with wishes for the future of the world will grace The World Tree of Hope in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall.
The World Tree of Hope is a 20-25 foot holiday tree that is decorated with thousands of origami cranes and stars that are inscribed with people's wishes and hopes for the future of the world.
Wishes are sent in from all around the world by mail and email at the invitation of Mayor Ed Lee, First Lady Anita Lee and Rainbow World Fund (RWF). The wishes are printed, folded into origami cranes, and placed on the tree by a team of origami enthusiasts including survivors of the atomic bomb. The project is a collaboration between San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and Japanese American communities and includes the participation of elementary, middle, and high school student in San Francisco. Over two hundred people come together, donating over 1,500 hours to create the tree.
Wishes from world leaders to school children, from San Francisco to Sir Lanka, make The World Tree of Hope a powerful expression of people coming together to create a better world.
Be part of this unique symbol of global unity! Send us your wish, we'll turn it into an origami crane and put it on The World Tree of Hope.
Sending a wish is FREE, and open to all! Send your wish at http://rainbowfund.org/tree
The World Tree of Hope, is created by Rainbow World Fund as a way to inspire hope and encourage people to think about what they would like for the future of the world. The project recognizes the needs and desires of individuals to participate in the global community and offers a way for people from all over the world to come together to express their hopes and intention.
The World Tree of Hope joins together individuals of diverse cultures, points of view, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds and sexual identities, and taps into two of our most powerful resources – the human mind and heart – to give individuals a way to join together to express our hopes and intentions for the future of our global community.
Rainbow World Fund (RWF) is an all-volunteer international humanitarian service agency based in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and friends community. RWF’s mission is to promote LGBT philanthropy in the area of world humanitarian relief. Information at http://rainbowfund.org