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Welcome to The Box Project®

The Box Project is a national, non-profit organization that has been matching volunteer sponsors from across the United States with recipient families living in rural poverty in America since 1962. We currently serve carefully selected areas of rural poverty including: the Mississippi Delta and rural communities in Maine, Appalachia (including West Virginia  and Kentucky), the Native American reservations of South Dakota and Florida.

Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen:
Poet, author, movie star, husband, father, and enthusiastic advocate for The Box Project.

"As a father of 6 boys, I was happy to be asked to be a spokesperson for The Box Project," said Michael Madsen. "I know what it takes to feed a big family and I hope that my involvement can help people living in poverty in rural America."

Our Mission: To encourage and enrich the lives of families and individuals living in poverty in rural America by establishing meaningful relationships, promoting education, and offering material aid. 

Many families are waiting for a Sponsor Family!!

Will you sponsor just one family today?

Imagine reducing your stress (and losing unwanted weight) by becoming a member of The Box Project at the Community Foundation!

See Rule 7 from Dr. Oz’s One-Day Diet in Good Housekeeping magazine April 2011

Do Something Nice for Someone Else
Invite your cranky colleague out for coffee. Write a note to someone who has been kind to you and tell her what the gesture meant to you. Studies have found that doing unto others — especially expressing gratitude — is one of the best stress busters around. (One great charity we love: the Box Project. This nearly-50-year-old program matches sponsors from around the U.S. with recipient families living in rural poverty. About once a month, you send boxes of food, clothing, supplies, and other aid to a family. For more info, go to boxproject.org.)

We are proud to have an exhibit of The Box Project’s 50 year history at Delta State University, Charles W. Capps Jr. Archives & Museum Building, Cleveland, Mississippi.



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