Pinwheels was started in 2017 by Trinity member, Liz Nelson and former Minister of Music, Vicki Carmichael. For the past 5 years, 5 to 18 year olds have been gathering every month to socialize while their parents talk and support each other. What’s notable about this? The youth are transgender or non-binary kids who need a place to hang out with other kids who understand and respect their names, clothing, pronouns or other gender expression without question. Trinity has supported the program periodically over these years with funds and space. A number of Trinity members volunteer with the group, as well.
As we prepare for Rally Day, we have the opportunity to once again help Pinwheels, this time with their supply wishlist. They have grown from 4 families to over 120 families!! So help with craft supplies, as well as a large feather flag to help families locate the Pinwheels gathering locations, would be greatly appreciated.
Pinwheels has requested the Art supplies
- 8×10 canvas boards in bulk (Dollar Tree)
Jewelry making supplies:
- Bead jewelry craft kits
- Wire/string/elastic cord for necklaces and bracelets
- Fabric markers
- Metallic Markers
Pads of paper:
- Watercolor paper
- Sketch pads
- Construction paper
- Acrylic paints
- Craft paints
- 3-D puzzles
- Air dry/foam clay in multiple colors and white
- Legos – donations of used ones are welcome!
- Paint brushes (all sizes)
- Regular scissors
- Safety scissors
- Small wooden boxes with drawers: 24 count/ $30: https://www.dollartree.com/crafters-square-wooden-boxes-with-drawers/296732
- Sponge or foam stamp shapes for painting
- Stickers–all kinds!!!
- Washi tape
- Wooden forms to paint : like these 3-packs: 36 count sets of 3 for $45: https://www.dollartree.com/crafters-square-diy-wooden-cut-outs-6ct-packs/283748
- What Do You Meme: FAMILY EDITION
- New Phone, Who Dis? FAMILY EDITION
- Shot in the Dark
- Pick Your Poison
- games for kids 5-11
- 10 foot feather PINWHEELS flag: about $200