When have two types of events.Give & Receive ! During our give events we give away free clothing,hygiene products, and other resources . Our receive events are focused on helping us sustain functions- at these events we have a small suggested donation for those who can pay. Receive events typically have one to two racks of highly sought after and hand picked pieces.We also have received two mini grants from Peace First, an organization that funds youth peace making projects! They recently gave us a more significant grant as well as a 9 month mentorship to help guide us to obtaining 501-c3 status.
We receive all our donations from individuals who believe in our mission,and we are OVERFLOWING with quality clothing. We have collected over $22,600 in donations to redistribute between our three chapters. We actually are NOT accepting donations at this time because we have so much clothing,so our primary focus is redistributing as of January 1st 2020!
We do not! But we do have charts available for binary trans individuals to see what a “traditionally feminine” clothing/shoe size is to a “traditionally masculine” and vice versa. We don’t believe clothes are gendered- so we don’t sort them that way. Non-binary individuals can be really uncomfortable having to choose a section in the traditional retail setting,and here at Meta we want to make those individuals feel welcome too.
Absolutely not! A big aspect of our mission is giving freely and asking for an ID/proof of income adds an unnecessary barrier to receiving help.We believe strongly that everyone should have access to our inventory with as little barriers to access as possible.
Nope, we recognize why a limit is in place for other resources but here at Metamorphosis we don't believe in limiting what you can take. We operate on an honors system,and you can take just as much as you need!We have more than enough clothing for everyone to get as much as they want! Our average participant takes $81 worth of collected donations.
No you do not! In fact we serve LGBTQ+ youth,families,and allies. The only people we won’t serve ? People who are bigoted and would create a space that isn’t safe for LGBTQ+ individuals.
We store 100% of our donations ourselves! When we do pop ups we come to you ready with everything we need to run a successful event,then we give out free clothing,break everything down and take the leftovers with us. There is NO storage needed from organizations partnering with us.
Not yet! Although we would love to expand the services we can offer by creating partnerships with organizations offering this type of support.
Yes we do! Below I have provided some examples of what we have to offer- but since we are donation based it’s all dependent on what we get donated & we can’t promise that all pop ups will have new or designer items but most will! Some notable brands we have received include Gucci,Versace, and Lush!