The Box Scene Project works to harness the power of fans in order to reach equal media representation for the LGBT* community, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities.
To date, The Box Scene Project has raised over $130,000 for charity, partnered with multiple charitable organizations and celebrities, & successfully campaigned for the release of a deleted scene featuring an influential gay teen couple on prime-time, network television.
The Box Scene Project is committed to positively contributing to society and fan communities by creating opportunities to simultaneously give back to charity, underserved and underrepresented communities, and fans by raising and donating money to worthy organizations by creating memorable fan experiences and events. It is our sincere hope and belief that by allying with other fans and groups, the money we raise and donate will help others continue to do good in our world while simultaneously increasing visibility and representation of underrepresented characters in popular media, and thereby helping to create a more equal and just world.
How The Box Scene Project Began
The Box Scene Project began as an amateur fundraiser between two friends attempting to win a charity auction for a TV script that held an advertised but unaired scene between an influential gay teen couple on prime time television. The scene was referred to as “The Box Scene,” hence The Box Scene Project.
Within three weeks, 113 people donated to the effort, totaling $4,200. They won the charity auction with money to spare. Once word got out, many other fans and supporters of the onscreen couple wanted to donate to the charity to show their thanks. Their desire spawned a Charity Giveaway that raised another $10,000 in one week. When all was said and done, what had begun as a simple text between friends had turned into an effort involving hundreds, raising over $14,000 for charity. The magnitude and success of the Project demonstrated the power that fans have to impact the media they love and inspired the creation of a nonprofit to continue to grow that work.