Some of the things I've been proudest to donate Smoke Works money to have been small fundraisers for urgent needs. In this case, an ally on IG posted that a participant / friend needed just a few more dollars to change their legal name. I believe this was post-transition, and I imagine a long-time goal of the person.
Forty bucks doesn't sound like much, but I work with and around people to whom that can make a HUGE difference in a day. I've been there. I bet you've been there.