Students from Repetto Elementary School and Mark Keppel High School spent their lunch breaks and weekends folding 2,000 paper cranes for the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, Pasadena Star-News reports. The cranes will be strung together and sent to Newtown.
Monterey Park Rotary Club President David Anantasin organized the project, hoping to give the students a way to deal with the tragedy, according to the Star-News.
"I think this project was very therapeutic for them and it gave them something to do," Repetto Principal Natalie Tee Gaither told the Star-News. "It allowed them to focus on more of a message of hope and how there are good people out there and people can get through things."
The cranes will be in display in the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library for two weeks and then sent to Connecticut where they will be displayed in Newtown's public library.
Read the full article from the Pasadena Star-News.