For the past few weeks, I've been folding Origami Tulips for BLOSSOM AT RICHMOND CENTRE.
This was our last weekend to donate the folded florals. We brought 130 to the mall on Good Friday, and yesterday we brought another 50. How I managed to fold another 50, overnight, is a bit of a mystery to me. It would seem I get some origami Zen.
From what I understand, staff were staying last night to take down the display and count the wishes / origami tulips. For each wish (which one would write on the origami paper prior to folding), Richmond Centre will donate $1 to the Children's Wish Foundation (up to $10K).
The tree was FULL of origami tulips. Every time we tried to hang any, some would fall off and we would spend just as much time re-hanging those that had fallen. You can't really tell from this picture, but the tree was very dense with folded tulips. The mall had added wires that looked like branches to accommodate the obvious constant flow of folded donations.
The pictures just don't do justice to show how many origami tulips were there!
This is Weeb, standing at the base of the tree. It gives you some idea of how many tulips were overflowing from the tree.
Thanks for your patience, Weeb. We don't need to bring any more bags of origami to the mall, and I don't need to take a million pictures of you and the tulips / tree. Not for a year or so, anyways. And thanks to the staff at the Customer Service Desk, who smiled every time we showed up with our bags of origami!
March 19, 2011 - We went to the mall and each did a page; 3 origami tulips.
April 01, 2011 - April Fool's Day we donated another 33 origami tulips.
April 10, 2011 - We went to the mall and donated another 34.
April 16, 2011 - We took a big bag to the mall and donated 130 origami tulips.
April 22, 2011 - Another 101 donated. Plus an origami crane.
April 23, 2011 - I folded 50 over night and donated our last batch for 2011. This brought our total to 351 folded origami tulips!
I hope Richmond Centre reached their 10,000 Origami Tulip goal. I'm hoping they post the final count on their Facebook page, soon.