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There are so many reasons to look away from the gunfire epidemic right now. A global pandemic. Critical movement against systemic racism. The election season. Each could be a reason to focus our energy elsewhere, yet each is a reason why our work to end gunfire deaths and injuries remains vital. Thank you for continuing to work towards our mission. 


Keep the Momentum

Social distancing moved many of our operations into backyards, basements, living rooms and parking lots across Portland. See how we're working while our workshop is closed. 

Watch our slideshow >>

New DC Date

We’ve rescheduled our National Mall procession and exhibition: 200,000 Soul Boxes representing the number of people killed or injured by gunfire in just three years. New post-pandemic exhibition dates: April 3-4, 2021. 

Get the details>>


Go Local

Local ARTivists (like Moms Demand Action, above, in Gilroy, CA) are getting creative with Soul Box displays while our large-scale exhibits are postponed. Fond du Lac, WI also has an exhibit.

see media coverage on both >>
learn to go local >>

Take Note

Thank you, Kathi Melin Eberhardt. Kathi sent us hundreds of small notepads using paper scraps left over from her Soul Boxes. Each person who dropped off Soul Boxes at our recent Boxing Days received a notebook. How do you use your scraps?

TikTok Teens

Portland’s Youth Charity League @YCL_PDX has been folding Soul Boxes. Check out their TikTok feed for some socially distanced ARTivism. Thank you for helping us honor gunfire victims, YCL.

watch YCL's TikTok >>

Fred Meyer Rewards

Ya gotta eat, so why not help The Soul Box Project while you do it? If you’re in the PNW, designate Soul Box Project USA as your Fred Meyer Rewards charity and we'll receive a donation. You can do the same with your Amazon purchases. No cost to you. 

learn how to donate & shop >>

Weekly Virtual Events

Every week our virtual Soul Box-folding events bring people together from across the country. Carve out an hour to honor a life. To create something beautiful. To help change the world. Join us! 


Come along and try us out! 

  • Open Studio - Wednesday, September 2, 4 - 5 pm (Pacific) - Fold with founder Leslie Lee. 
  • Open Studio - Wednesday, September 9, 4 - 5 pm (Pacific) - Fold with founder Leslie Lee. 
  • Show & Tell - Monday, September 14, 10 - 11 am (Pacific) - Show us what you're working on.
  • Use What You Have - Monday, September 21, 10 - 11 am - Recycle, repurpose and fold. 

Find out how to log on and see more details on our website. See you soon!

Our work continues. We are a small, grassroots organization so your donation – no matter what the size – makes an impact. 

Thank you!

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 8.27.20:   134,113

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