What keeps us going in difficult times?

Creativity and community are more important than ever right now.

Throughout a year of pandemic and politics, The Soapbox is empowering the community to create wherever they are, thanks to the support of people like you.

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 myriad crises of 2020.

This year, we pivoted to online and mail-based programs that bring people together to connect and create, to grieve, to hope, to express their feelings, to uplift their voices, through art. We adapted our print, zine, & book studio to safely support over 30 artists and creators in continuing their craft through this time.

Here’s a silver lining: this fall, we’ve been able to serve people across the country and around the world, thanks to your ongoing support through a challenging year. Our workshops and mail art exchange have served folks from Philadelphia to California to as far away as India.

With your support, we can reach more people in 2021.

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.