The idea behind this fundraiser is to make positive buttons in solidarity with trans people, who are under attack by Trump/federal gov/transphobic bigots more now than ever.
I've attached a picture of the button design, which has evolved some after the original design was made public and given time for feedback. The heart was hand drawn, and the colors of the trans flag were added by request.
Ideally, if enough money ($400+) is raised I would like to use it to purchase a new button making machine (and printer if needed) and gift it to a trans person, as well as use part of the money to pay for their labor in creating the buttons, which will be shared out to various places (to be determined) for free.
If only a small amount of money is donated (less than $400) then I will produce the buttons myself at cost of material and gift them to trans community for further distribution. For every $100 there will be at least 1,000 buttons.
Patacara Community Services (501c3) has agreed to help by sponsoring this project which allows for folks to make tax deductible donations, as needed.