Help community members tell their unique stories through access to tools & skill sharing in book, print, paper, & zine making!

We recognize that the need in our world is great right now. If you found your way to this page, we hope you will consider investing in The Soapbox’s sustainability through the current public health crisis. With Philadelphia’s current Stay at Home order, we are unable to offer workshops or shared studio access, which provide 43% of our income. Further, income from our private studios is compromised as artists’ livelihood is impacted.

Your contributions mean the world to the people we serve through workshops, open hours access to printmaking facilities, and access to our library of 3500+ handmade publications. Your support ensures access to this one-of-a-kind library as well as to low-cost workshops and studio space.

Your donation to The Soapbox is tax deductible!
Support your local printmaking, book arts, and self-publication center with a gift to our 501(c)3 organization. Your monthly donation qualifies you for Member rates on workshops as a SOAPBOX SUPPORTER.

Your contributions expand our equipment and supply offerings, house and store our library of handmade publications, and offer exciting events. We also accept in-kind donations of supplies and equipment, as well as donations of zines and artist books for our library.


The Soapbox welcomes in-kind donations for its studio. You can view our wish list here. Please email us a brief description of what you would like to donate to the studio, and if your donation meets our needs and space requirements, we can arrange a drop off time.


The Zine Library operates on the basis of donations, in the form of money, time and zines. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and let us know. If you are interested in donating zines, you can find more information on our Zine Donation page.