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Help Decorate the World Tree of Hope

  • Grace Cathedral 1100 California Street San Francisco, CA United States (map)

Help decorate San Francisco’s World Tree of Hope — the largest origami decorated holiday tree in the world!

We are seeking volunteers to help volunteers to decorate San Francisco’s World Tree of Hope Nov. 24-30. 

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world. Created annually as a symbol of global unity and world peace, the tree is a gift from members of the San Francisco LGBTQ and Japanese American communities to the world - given to inspire hope, love and humanitarian action. 

The this year the tree will be displayed at beautiful Grace Cathedral (1100 California St.). 

The decorating dates/times at Grace Cathedral for the week of Nov. 24-30:

Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9am to 3:30pm

Sunday, Nov., 25 from 12:30pm to 5pm

Monday, Nov., 26 from 9am to 9pm

Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 9am to 6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 9am to 9pm

Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9am to 9pm (break 5:15-6pm)

Friday, Nov. 30 from 9am to 5:30pm

We can accommodate individuals and large groups. Volunteer shifts are generally 2-4 hours (longer the better). You can volunteer longer if you live.

To decorate your must register at: 

Please share the Facebook event page with your friends::

The tree lighting celebration is on Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Fun Links:

Tree 1 minute time lapse (2013):

A message of hope:

About the Tree: The World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded and inscribed with wishes for the future of the world. The wishes come from people of all ages, all faiths and all walks of life. The cranes are not mere decorations in a holiday display; they are representations of hopes and dreams. Since 2006, Rainbow World Fund has presented the World Tree of Hope as a symbol of global unity and hope, to promote peace, love and humanitarian action. The tree is created by Rainbow World Fund and given as a gift to the City of San Francisco by members of the local LGBTQ and Japanese American communities.

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