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“Each beautiful Soul Box symbolizes the loss of an individual person with potential and a family."

                                                                   ~ Pittsburgh Box-maker

Make history in Washington, D.C.

On October 17-18, we will bring over 100,000 Soul Boxes to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This will be our largest Soul Box exhibit: Honoring more gunfire victims than ever before. Bringing our nation face to face with the horrific number of lives torn apart by gunfire. 

Visitors will get up close to view more than 30,000 Soul Boxes personalized with names, messages and artwork exhibited in an open pavilion spanning the Mall.

Hundreds of volunteers will carry tens of thousands of additional Soul Boxes, representing the unnamed victims of gunfire, onto the Mall in a solemn procession. 

You can be a part of this historic event by sending us a Soul Box, joining the procession in Washington, D.C., providing financial support, or volunteering in Portland in the months leading up to the event. Find out more about the event.

How will you make your voice heard?

Every Soul Box represents a person who has been killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. Many Boxes have a victim’s name or image, but most do not. 

We’ve collected tens of thousands of unadorned Soul Boxes. These Soul Boxes are an integral part of our exhibits. Each one holds space for an unnamed victim – possibly a person who died by suicide or someone injured by gunfire. Their names are not in the news, but they are the majority of victims. They need to be included. 

Many people send in Soul Boxes personalized with messages or artwork. These Boxes infuse our exhibits with the creative power of our Box-makers -- an outlet for their frustrations and compassion. 

Each exhibit needs a variety of Soul Boxes: Victims’ names. Protest messages. Comforting words. Captivating artwork. Simple Boxes folded for the unknowns. You choose how to make your voice heard. We welcome your Soul Boxes. Our gallery has many examples of Soul Boxes.

There's a message in our logo

Look closely at The Soul Box Project logo. Have you noticed the blood-red bullet hole inside the first “o”? Or the second “o” shaped like a box, with a heart inside? Did you realize that the handwritten style of the typeface reflects the grassroots community that makes up The Soul Box Project? Just days after the mass shooting in Las Vegas 2017, artist and Soul Box Project founder Leslie Lee created our first logo. She recently updated it to include the word “Project.” If you’re using our logo for local events, you can download the new version on our website.

“Each of us prayed with a handmade origami box in our hands, inspired to bring care and awareness to the gunfire epidemic through gentle (but not timid) acts of craftivism.”

 ~ Ellen G. - Georgia

Soul Box Count as of 2/1/20: 89,740

Your tax-deductible donation will help us reach more communities and represent more gunfire victims in our exhibits. 


Thank you!

Find out about Box-making sessions and Soul Box events across the country.
Contact us to list your public Soul Box event. 

Soul Box Project USA is a charitable and educational organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our attorneys are applying for recognition of tax exemption and fully expect approval. In accordance with IRS rules, contributions made to the organization now should be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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