Gender Expression Donation Project

At FORGE we know that many trans/non-binary folks unfortunately face disproportionately higher rates of discrimination, victimization, and often as a result, incarceration.  In addition to overcoming their emotional trauma, survivors routinely face the costly task of having to rebuild many of the basic necessities of their lives.

We are asking folks to please consider purchasing or donating any of the following “gender-expression” items that may be needed by member of the community who have been victims of crime, those who are in shelter, or have recently been released from prisons. These items allow individuals to be their true selves, and can make a world of difference during a difficult time.


  • Packers
  • Packing harnesses
  • Shapewear
  • Make-up
  • Breastforms

New or Gently Used:

  • Binders
  • Sports/pocket bras
  • Wigs

If you are in Wisconsin, you can bring your donations to any FORGE event.  Items can also be mailed to PO Box 1272, Milwaukee, WI 5320, and FORGE will forward them on to those folks who need them most.  For more information, contact Ashley

Thank you!