Fold to Flight Butterfly Origami Exhibit by Paper for Water


May 10, 2018 to August 19, 2018
12:00 AM


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Now extended through August 17

See this installation of nearly 4,000 origami butterflies over the shopping center’s iconic ice skating rink to celebrate the season and bring attention to the water crisis across the globe.

Fold to Flight is designed to bring attention and awareness to the mission of Paper for Water. Due to unsafe water and poor sanitation conditions in much of the developing world, millions of people live with the fact that the water they drink to survive may kill them. Diarrhea, which is an inconvenience in developed countries, can be deadly, especially to young children, is the second leading cause of child deaths in the world.

By supporting Paper for Water, donors help bring clean water to the global poor worldwide through the construction of water wells in impoverished communities. Paper for Water raises money to drill wells for some of the world's 783 million people who lack access to clean water.

Paper for Water was founded by sisters Katherine and Isabelle Adams when they were only 5 and 8 years old. The organization started when the girls made origami pieces which they created in exchange for donations with hopes of raising $500 to build a well in Ethiopia.

Six years later, the organization has raised over $1.3 million to fund 150 water projects in 14 countries. All 4,000 origami butterflies featured in Fold to Flight will be hand folded by Paper for Water volunteers.

Extended through August 19. Galleria open hours: 10am–9pm Mon–Sat; 12–6pm Sun.
Free. Online donations are encouraged.