We are generally sceptical of charities – money wasted or finding its way into the wrong hands. However, a place we all feel very close to at Souled Out Studios is The Mercy Center in Bangkok. We continue to donate a percentage of our print profits and know exactly where the money’s going because we take it there. We were most honoured to have some of the best street artists in the world provide art for the 2008 Open and Shut sketchbook auction that raised thousands of pounds for the Mercy Center – 100% of which went directly to… The Mercy Center.

A little bit about the Mercy Center

We work to help the children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok. Together with our neighbors in the slums we create simple-but-progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day. We build and operate schools, improve family health and welfare, protect street children’s rights, combat the AIDS crisis, respond to daily emergencies, and offer shelter to orphans, to street children, and to children and adults with AIDS – always together, hand in hand and heart to heart with the people we serve.