Back in March I posted about receiving my box of hope (above) from Franck de las Mercedes’ Priority Box Project. This global community arts project dedicated to spreading hope, peace, and change through painted mail art boxes celebrates its 5th anniversary this week, having mailed 9500+ boxes all around the world during this time.
The Priority Boxes is currently being featured on the creative funding platform Kickstarter to help support this self-funded initiative. Funding will go toward getting boxes currently on the project’s wait list out and help financially support the project for another year with shipping and supply costs.
This week Franck posted a short film that I remember watching when I first discovered the project last year and requested my box. It reminds me again why I love this project and why I find it important:
As of this writing, over $3,300 has been pledged via Kickstarter, but for the project to receive any funding, the $5,000 pledge goal must be met. There’s still time! You can be an Ambassador of Peace through becoming a Kickstarter backer today and also help spread the word to others during this final week of pledging. Pledging ends June 2, 2011 at 8:58 P.M. EST.