2 October 2018

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Volunteering with Ve'ahavta; Delivering Period Purses

Volunteering with Ve'ahavta; Delivering Period Purses

by Micah Rodrigues
It's a hot Saturday night in July. Friends hop in a van and head downtown. They are excited, energized and enthusiastic. What seems like girls' night out is actually a volunteer mission. This is no party vehicle - it's an outreach van run by an organization called Ve'ahavta. The group will not be dancing the night away, but will instead hand out food, hygiene items, clothing, water, and period purses to impoverished and marginalized communities in Toronto.

The van goes...

8 September 2018

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The Period Purse Experience

The Period Purse Experience

by Micah Rodrigues
You're out and about when you experience that heart-stopping, panic-filled moment of knowing your period is coming and you're not prepared. It's uncomfortable, it's anxiety-inducing and luckily for most of us, the panic is temporary. You stop at a store, go home, grab a cover-up sweater or turn to a friend.  But for some of us, a whopping 63,450 menstruators in Canada experiencing homelessness, there is no quick fix. There is no spare clothing nor is there money f...

15 March 2018

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Love Note from Street Haven at the Crossroads

Love Note from Street Haven at the Crossroads

We received the following note from one of our shelter partners, Street Haven at the Crossroads. "We'd like to give a super special thanks to The Period Purse for this generous donation of menstrual care kits to Street Haven! We received 60 (!) beautifully, thoughtfully and lovingly packaged kits to help our ladies survive that visit by Aunt Flo. And the chocolate was a real nice touch... c'mon ladies, you know what we're talking about! "    ...

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