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In a Bind is a project of TransActive's Community Education Program. We collect new and pre-owned chest binders from guys who don't need them anymore and donate them to trans-masculine youth in need absolutely free of charge.
Started in 2012, to date In a Bind has provided safe compression garments to over 1500 youth in need.
In a Bind is entirely volunteer-run and depends on donations to function. We receive requests from young trans guys looking for binders to relieve body dysphoria everyday, but can only give out as many binders as we receive.
Recently get top surgery? Go up or down a size? Find a style that works better for you? Donate those binders you're no longer using! We take all new and used binders (as long as they still have some life left in them!) and find them new homes with deserving youth.
Trans* masculine and genderqueer youth living anywhere in the USA can apply to receive a free binder from our program.
Information about donating a new or used binder or making a cash donation to help cover shipping costs.
Read about who qualifies to receive a binder from our program and fill out an online application.
What is a binder? Why the focus on youth? Answers to these and other frequently asked questions.
Tip sheet and advice for youth on writing a letter to come out to parents and guardians.
A letter for parents from In a Bind staff explaining what binders are and why they're important.
Answers to questions commonly asked by parents about gender identity and binding.