The application deadline for the 2016 Point 5cc Annual Transgender Surgery Fund was yesterday, and we are amazed to announce we received 637 applications!
In the first two days that the fund was open, we received over 200 submissions – far more applications than we did in total last year!
This goes to show how important community fundraising programs like this one are until all trans* folks can get the coverage and assistance they need with gender-confirming surgery. Thanks to everyone who spread the word to help our donation program grow. It’s been incredible!
Even more exciting for our team: thanks to generous donors/supporters and Point 5cc’s contribution (a portion of every purchase goes towards the surgery fund!) we stand to give away more than $4,000. And once we get the results of our No Shave November fundraising campaign, that number is set to grow even more.
The team has been reviewing applications as they pour in and we have already been moved and inspired by so many of your stories of struggle and triumph.
Now comes the hard part.
It’s always been a difficult challenge for us to select winners for the fund, because every applicant deserves safe and complete access to surgery, and this year it will be even harder for us with so many applicants who are all so deserving. Stay tuned here and on social for updates.