30 November 2020

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Giving Tuesday, Give the Gift of a "Period Present"

Giving Tuesday, Give the Gift of a "Period Present"

by Sarah Niedoba
The holidays are looking different this year for all of us. To keep one another safe, many of us will have to spend the season apart. But that's all the more reason to give each other thoughtful gifts from afar, and those same gifts can uplift the most vulnerable members of our community. This Giving Tuesday, give someone you love the gift of knowing they've helped someone have a safe, healthy period. For $15, give the gift of one month of period supplies For $40, one m...

22 November 2020

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Virtual Learning about Periods

Virtual Learning about Periods

by Tait Gamble
Part of our mission at The Period Purse (TPP) is to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy. Through education, we believe we can erase the stigma surrounding menstruation and shed light on the unique challenges faced by people who experience homelessness. We are excited to announce we have a brand new initiative to help us to do just this! As the school curricula in Canada lack a comprehensive education on menstruation and period poverty, we have desig...

21 October 2020

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Finding New Ways to Deliver Healthy Periods

Finding New Ways to Deliver Healthy Periods

by Sarah Niedoba
At The Period Purse, we're striving to provide as many people as possible with safe, healthy periods. Every bag of period products we collect equals a healthy period for someone in need. So far this year, we've made and distributed 11,000 kits of period supplies. That's 11,000 healthy periods. But we're aiming higher: our ultimate goal is 15,000. This month, we held our Toronto Fall Blitz, a chance for our supporters to donate much-needed supplies to fill a whole new set of ...

10 September 2020

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Menstruation Nation for Universities and Colleges

Menstruation Nation for Universities and Colleges

by Tait Gamble
Are you a college or university student passionate about making a difference for people who menstruate in your community? Starting a Menstruation Nation (MN) might be for you. A Menstruation Nation is a spirited and positive group of students and friends that wants to help raise awareness about menstrual equity, challenge period stigma and empower people who menstruate in their community. There has been growing enthusiasm for menstrual equity work amongst post-secondary students in recent y...

30 August 2020

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Donations, Dymon and Storage

Donations, Dymon and Storage

It's official! The Period Purse (TPP) has grown up and moved into its own place in Toronto! This has provided us great growth opportunities for our donation capabilities. Plus means you can donate year around in Toronto/ GTA. 1. Come when you can! The TPP headquarters are located in Dymon Storage. You can drop off your donation during business hours: Monday-Friday  8am-9pm
Sat & Sun   9am-6pm Dymon Storage (big tall sign that says, "Dymon")
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