Bring holiday cheer to trans youth by donating to Trans Santa

Trans Santa makes it easy for you to spread good tidings.

Trans Santa is a social media campaign that connects anonymous gift givers with queer and trans youth who are unhoused, in foster care, or otherwise without crucial support. It's a bit like the USPS's anonymous gift-giving program, but for vulnerable people.

Trans and non-binary young people under the age of 24 can apply for the Christmas campaign. Participants can also create an Amazon gift registry by uploading a handwritten letter to Trans Santa and uploading a digital letter. The campaign gets hundreds of submissions daily.

Trans Santa posts letters on the page for donors to read. Santas can buy a gift by clicking on the page, which will show each letter tied to a different person's Amazon registry. You can see what gifts a person wants, and then purchase them through Amazon.

The process is anonymous and last names aren't on the registry.

The program itself is run by a group of trans people, and Indya Moore co-founded Trans Santa in 2020. Santas can donate to Trans Santa all year long.

The stories and highlights on the account will feature thank you messages if the letters on the feed aren't enough to encourage you to donate. Sam, a participant in the Trans Santa highlights from 2020, said that he was overjoyed, humbled, and grateful for what Trans Santa and everyone had done for him. My entire wishlist was given to me and I feel so loved.