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As our nation and the world struggle to stay positive, it's important to find ways to help ourselves and others. This Thanksgiving, consider taking some time to fold Soul Boxes. Making art releases the feel-good hormones called endorphins which help us combat stress and pain. Whether you do it alone, with your family pod, or online, every Soul Box created helps our collective grief. It’s important to take care of ourselves in order to stay engaged and work for change. Now especially, we are thankful for your help.


Join the Big Match! 

A Soul Box supporter has pledged to match your gifts up to $50,000! 
In their words, here is why:
This year many of us are directing our giving toward issues impacted by COVID. Gun violence is one of them...I strongly support The Soul Box Project's nonpartisan ARTivism. It's helping our nation see and feel the extent of these tragedies so we can take actions to end them! 
Thank you to those who have already responded with 37% of the $50,000 match. We can do this! 

Ways to donate and pledge>>

Visit the Exhibit

Every month we are adding 3,000 more Soul Boxes to our Online Exhibit -- about the number of gunfire deaths our country suffers every month. We will keep adding until an entire year is represented. You can search the exhibit with a victim’s name to find a specific Soul Box (it may not show up until more Boxes are posted). You can zoom in to view the art up close, or scroll through rows and rows of Soul Boxes for a more immersive experience.

See thousands of Soul Boxes anytime, from any place >>


Who’s Talking on Soul Box Channels? 

Please welcome our newest team member Diane Roberts! Based in Washington, D.C., Diane has stepped in to manage our social media. Get to know her as she shares a touching story about making her first Soul Box.

Video of Dianes’ story>>

Chicago is Folding Soul Boxes

Chicago station WGN highlighted two women who have found healing and purpose folding Soul Boxes. Do you have a story to tell? Let us know so our publicity team at Laura Evans Media can contact you!

Watch the news clip >>

Next Boxing Day: December 26

On the 26th day of every month it’s so encouraging to meet our supporters outside our workshop when they drop off thousands of Soul Boxes they have recently made. This month, the 26th is Thanksgiving so we are waiting until the “real” Boxing Day on December 26th. 


Thanksgiving 2020

Holiday gatherings on Zoom can be awkward. Clear the table and bring on pre-cut paper to fold Soul Boxes. You’ll have a better time when your hands are busy doing something fun and meaningful. Tune out your uncle’s rant. Praise a child’s creation. Show and tell what you’ve made.  (Send your Boxes later - after the Holidays.) 

How to fold a Soul Box >>
Psychology Today: Make zoom socializing more fun >>

‘Tis the  Season

Do good with your holiday shopping - at no cost to you. If you’re buying online, designate us as your Amazon Smile charity. A percentage of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to The Soul Box Project.
Also, if you shop at Fred Meyer, designate Soul Box Project USA as your Community Rewards charity and we'll receive a donation.

Learn how to donate when shopping >>

Weekly Virtual Events

Every other week people log on from all over the country to spend some time doing something creative, compassionate and calming at our virtual Soul Box folding events.
Coming together with others to take action against the ever-growing gunfire epidemic is more important than ever right now.
Whether you’re new to folding or an experienced Soul Box-maker – Join us!

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  • Wednesday, December 2, 4 - 5 pm (Pacific)  Bring a Friend or Family! Newcomers and experienced Box-makers are welcome! Bring someone who might be interested in the Project. Share your recent Soul Box creations or gain inspiration from others. 
  • Sunday, December 6, 2 - 3 pm (Pacific)  #ENOUGH –Plays to End Gun Violence Meets The Soul Box Project. Join the two projects founders Michael Cotey and Leslie Lee. We'll review Box-folding and share tips on hosting an event or exhibit. 
  • Monday, December 21, 10 - 11 am (Pacific)   Open Studio This holiday week, we look forward to visiting with you, the friends we've met across the country who have sent in so many love-infused Soul Boxes. We can't serve cookies, but we'll kindle some warmth and fellowship to bring light in this winter season.
 Find out how to log on and see more details on our website. See you soon!
Revealing the gunfire epidemic can not wait
To sustain momentum through 2021, The Soul Box Project
needs to raise $200,000. Any amount you can contribute to
double the $50,000 matching pledge
will be deeply appreciated.
Make a pledge today for 2021

Soul Box Project USA is a charitable and educational organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN: 84-2971470. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Soul Box Count on 11/25/20: 145,831

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