One individual panel holds space for 98 people killed by gunfire in the U.S. But each panel represents so much more. Collectively, people from across the country devote about 24 hours folding the 98 Soul Boxes on each panel. Volunteers in our workshop spend another 8 hours assembling the materials, arranging the Soul Boxes and tying them onto each panel.
On April 3 and 4, 2021, in Washington, D.C., we are scheduled to exhibit 365 panels. A powerful visual representation of one year of gunfire deaths: 800 linear feet of 4-foot-tall panels displayed under a canopy on the National Mall.
Visitors will see more than 35,000 unique Soul Boxes, each with a victim’s name, artwork or a message, made by Soul Box-creators from around the country. Over 150,000 additional Soul Boxes representing unknown deaths and injuries will be massed around the display panels. In all, the installation will represent the 200,000 people killed or injured by gunfire in just three years.
During this time when we experience much of the world through a computer screen, The Soul Box Project is revealing the toll of gunfire deaths and injuries in the U.S. with a new virtual exhibit. Visitors are able to see thousands of Soul Boxes up close, experience the magnitude of our gunfire epidemic, and feel the urgency for action. With your support the exhibit will expand by 30,000 Soul Boxes every month until one year of gunfire deaths are represented.
Your donation will be listed on our website. You can designate your support in honor of a person or an event.
Every panel sponsorship helps fund our online exhibit, our National Mall exhibit and ongoing operations to facilitate future exhibition loans all over the country.
Thirty panels represent one month of gunfire deaths.
Please make check payable to Soul Box Project USA and specify Panel Sponsorship. If applicable, please specify the person honored by the panel or the group sponsoring the panel. Sending a check helps us avoid transaction fees.
Send it to:
The Soul Box Project
P.O. Box 19900
Portland, OR 97280
Soul Box Project USA EIN #84-2971470
Trailhead Credit Union
If you would like to dedicate a panel you will be prompted to specify a person to be honored or remembered.
Soul Box Project USA is a charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. EIN: 84-2971470