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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:09 AM

The Karma Box Project

The Karma Box Project
Local Karma Box, photo by Nancy Chapman.

The Karma Box is a simple concept. If it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours.

It’s a community initiative that allows people to give non-perishable food, hygiene products, toiletries, and other useful items to those in need. Please no home-baked goods or perishable items. These boxes are in the sun all day, and these items will go bad quickly and they will attract bugs and ants. Absolutely no medications.

How does it work?

Karma boxes are filled with goods by anyone who wants to lend a helping hand to those in need. If you see a Karma Box, go ahead and look inside. You will most likely see snacks, bottled water, boxes of crackers, bags of dried beans, bags of nuts, or a cup of soups. At the bottom, toiletries and hygiene products can be found or placed.

In 2018, Grant Denton founded the innovative Karma Box Project, which installed 60 donation boxes across Northern Nevada. In January 2021, the Fallon Chamber of Commerce had the first one installed in Fallon at their location. This was a group effort through the Churchill County Social Services, Churchill Community Coalition, and the Fallon Chamber of Commerce. The coalition then worked with volunteers to provide the funding, building, and painting of a few boxes to have others installed around town.

There is one scheduled to be installed at the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office. One was placed at the Epworth United Methodist Church/Wolf Center. Unfortunately, this one has disappeared. We are looking into having a fundraiser to have a couple made to be placed throughout our community. If you are a business that would like to sponsor and have one at your location, please let us know. You can email the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Lucy Carnahan, at [email protected].


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