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2023 World’s Largest Origami Tree “Tree of Hope” (Grace Cathedral)

Grace Cathedral is partnering with Rainbow World Fund again this year to decorate the most unique holiday tree in the world (see below for how you can help!).

The tree will be at Grace Cathedral through January 5, 2024. Join us for the Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday, December 4, 2023. 

The World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand-folded and inscribed with wishes, hopes, and dreams for the future of the world.

The wishes come from people of all ages, all faiths, and all walks of life. Since 2006, Rainbow World Fund has presented the World Tree of Hope as a symbol of global unity. Rainbow World Fund’s mission is to promote peace, unity, and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF’s aid work creates visibility, builds bridges, and demonstrates LGBTQ compassion and concern for the world. 

“World Tree of Hop” Tree Lighting Celebration 2023
Monday, December 4, 2023 | 6:30-8p
Learn more at worldtreeofhope.org and gracecathedral.org

Participants include:
Emcee Donna Sachet • The Grammy Award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus • The Very Rev. Malcolm Young • Leberta Lorál • Tammy Lynne Hall • Origami Artist Linda Mihara • RWF Founder Jeff Cotter • The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who will bless the tree •  and many more!

Volunteer to Help Trim The Tree

Volunteers are meeting November 4-26, 2023 (12:30-5p). You must register in advance. Click here to register.  Let RWF know the dates and times that you are available and please sign up for a 3 or 4 hour shift if you can. Ages 12-99 welcome. Learn more at gracecathedral.org

Would you like your wish to be included?
Do you have a wish for the world? Send us your wish and we’ll turn it into an origami crane and put it on the World Tree of Hope. It’s free and open to all. 

Free / RSVP