Hello Peace Crane Friends,
Here’s the latest:
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Rubia and I attended an inspiring meeting with the Education Peace Team of the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the United Nations. We are pumped to be teaming with this incredible group of friends and are gearing up to launch a 100 day countdown to Peace Day. For those of you also on the committee, please let us know how we can support your efforts and work together to make this the most successful Peace Day ever.
Do you speak another language? We have a few requests for classroom materials in different languages. Here is the PDF we need translated. Please send me a note to let me know what language you can help with. I will send you the word doc, so you can edit directly and return it to me. Thank you!
Based on email I’ve received, we may have more than one million participants in the Peace Crane Project this September. Because we are all volunteer, with “real” jobs as well, we are hoping everyone will sign up early, to give us more opportunity to build connections and prepare for the big week. So, please consider joining us soon.
If everyone that participates signs up with us, we will have an accurate participation count, and a much better chance of obtaining funding for next year. So, if you are participating, please let us know.
We have classrooms in the USA, Russia, and Africa looking for Peace Crane exchange partners. Would your classroom like to trade cranes with a classroom in another part of the world? Please join us.
We have upcoming live video events for both educators and children. Please visit our Skype page and sign up to join us.
Thanks to Rubia for sending out last week’s update. Rubia is a marvel, producing our videos and creating great energy for us around the world. (Just don’t drink her tea.) Thanks, Rubes!
I’ll be traveling again soon, to attend BookExpo in NYC. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you there. I’ll send a new update when I return. Meanwhile….
How You Can Help:
2. Are you a CPA based in CA? Please volunteer to help with our quarterly filings.
3. Volunteers to host our Skype program this fall. No experience necessary. Shifts will be 2 hours in length, anytime within the 24 hours of Thursdays GMT.
4. Donate your frequent flyer miles. We’re “flying” all around the world almost every day, connecting via Skype. But, we will be using the airlines this fall to get us to various events, both for Peace Day on September 21, and festival appearances around the US.
5. Help us translate our instructional guides into another language.
Please contact me if you or someone you know is able to help. Thanks!
Until next week,