Join the Fold: A Community Art Project

The origami swan is our symbol of transformation and hope. We invite you to Join the Fold! Create an origami swan and send it to Children’s Home Society.

We’ll add your swan(s) to the flock of 2,700 that will hang from the ceiling of the new dining hall on the Sioux Falls campus. The art project will be displayed later at Children’s Home Shelter for Family Safety and at the new Black Hills campus.

Making Your Swan

  • Use square origami paper that is 4” x 4”, 6” x 6” or 10” x 10”.
  • On the paper, you may write a message of hope to the people we serve.
  • Mail your folded swan to the address below.

We’ll add your swan to the community art project! Over the coming months, people all over South Dakota will fold origami swans for Children’s Home Society.

Hold a group swan-folding event or service project! 
Contact Faron Lais at or 605-965-3101.

Send your swans to:

Faron Lais
PO Box 1749
801 N. Sycamore Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1749