Honoring the bravery of children who have experienced sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being.

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Soulfire is a multimedia art show based on the experiences of adult survivors of child sexual trauma. The Firecracker Foundation partnered with artists to produce works of art that are based on the individual stories of adult survivors of child sexual abuse. The artwork will be exhibited throughout 2020 in order to generate dialogue and advocacy for child survivors and the work of The Firecracker Foundation throughout the community.

You are invited to celebrate the resilience of survivors at the Soulfire Gala at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Lansing Public Media Center at 2500 S. Washington Ave. Tickets $50 before Oct. 1, $75 if purchased before Nov. 1, $100 at door.

Information and tickets: call (517) 742-7224 or email info@thefirecrackerfoundation.org.

The Soulfire Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds benefit the holistic healing services of The Firecracker Foundation.

Get Involved

Soulfire is made possible by the incredible and generous support of our community. If you would like to be a part of this year’s Soulfire events, follow the links below.

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Dear Community Partner,

We’re coming to you because we know that you believe survivors and support their healing.

This community has been rocked by the Nassar trial. It has become more important than ever to demonstrate your commitment to safety, prevention, and an end to child sexual abuse. The Firecracker Foundation was in the trenches before Nassar and we will be here long after to respond to this community’s needs. That is why we need the consistent and faithful support of small businesses and corporations like yours to bolster our program offerings. 

Your sponsorship of our annual fundraiser, the Soulfire Gala will provide critical funds to support the holistic healing services we offer child survivors of sexual trauma and their families in the tri-county area.

The Firecracker Foundation is a nationally recognized, survivor-led, survivor-focused 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are fierce in our advocacy and in our protection of safe spaces. We also know how to throw a party. 

On Friday, November 15, 2019, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Public Media Center, community leaders, business owners, nonprofit partners, artists, community organizers, activists, donors, and key volunteers will come together to celebrate the hard-won progress we’ve made towards a safer, more healed community.

Soulfire is a community awareness project that shares the diversity of survivor experiences through artistic expression.

The Soulfire collection travels to area galleries, it gathers more than 300 community members together for events, has a consistent social media presence, and is expanding every year. This year, we anticipate an even larger audience as we open a 2-day gallery directly following the Soulfire Gala that will be donation-based and open to the public.    

You know the value of the healing work happening at The Firecracker Foundation. You’ll notice I didn’t say the healing work “being done” because we believe that survivors are uniquely qualified to lead any movement working towards their healing, justice, and liberation. We adamantly stand by these values.

It is our goal to offer you a sponsorship packet that will help your small business or corporation to your meet strategic goals and provide sustainable, multi-year sponsorship relationships that will fund our critical work.

Now, let’s get started.

Tashmica Torok
Founder and Executive Director


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Thanks to our Sponsors

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Today’s Soulfire is an evolution of our original concept, which manifested as an annual calendar featuring photographs survivors and their stories. Survivors, allies, artists and supporters came together each year to make these calendars possible. Below, we’ve archived artworks and stories from our calendars so you can experience their efforts.

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