F.A.Q


Chapters

How do I start a chapter in my hometown?

Read more about how to start a chapter here. Email our Chapter Admin for more information about what is required to be a Chapter Leader.

Charity

Is TPP a registered charity? Will I get a tax receipt for my cash donation?

Yes, TPP is a registered charity in Canada. Our business/ registration number is: 723888327 RR 0001.  When you donate online, you will automatically be emailed an invoice to use for a tax receipt.

Note: we do not give tax receipts for in-kind donations.

Delivery

How can my shelter get a donation of free period products?

If you are a location in Toronto that serves the marginalized community, please fill out THIS FORM and we will get back to you soon.

How can I get a donation outside of Toronto?

You’ll have to check out if your town has a chapter (under Locations), then please reach out to their Chapter Coordinator. You have to be a community workplace to become one of their partners. We do not donate directly to individuals.

 

Donations

Where can I deliver my donations?

In Toronto, get more details on where you can safely drop off your donation.

Outside Toronto, please check the list of “Locations” for a chapter near you.

I’m an individual person, can I get a donation?

Unfortunately no. Due to us being volunteer run and having no office space, we donate to our community partners who then donate to their clients. 

What can I donate right now?

We ONLY ACCEPT: period products (opened boxes are fine), new menstrual cups, cloth pads, new underwear.

Can I donate opened period products?

YES!

Can I donate a purse/bag?

No- since 2019 we are no longer accepting purses/ bags. We only accept: period products (pads, tampons, cups) and new underwear.

 

Drop-Offs

Where can I drop off donations outside of your blitzes in Toronto?

Located in Etobicoke (across the street from Ikea), we can accept donations all year round, anytime. Please find drop-off details and instructions HERE.

I’m too far from your Etobicoke drop off, where can I donate?

In Toronto, you'll have to wait for our next blitz (every Spring and Fall) for more drop off locations. Outside of Toronto, you’ll have to find a chapter near you (under “Locations”).

Newsletter

How do I get more information on your upcoming events?

Please check out our upcoming event information HERE.

Menstruation Nation

How do I book a virtual presentation?

You can fill out this form to book a presentation for your class/ group (gr. 5-post secondary). Read more about our period positive presentations here.

How do I get my school involved in The Period Purse/ Menstruation Nation?

If you would like to run a period product blitz in your school, email Tait@theperiodpurse.com. She will get you a how-to handbook.

If you are with a school class, club, or extra curricular group, we are now doing virtual presentations about periods! Email education@theperiodpurse.com to get more details and book a date with one of our trained instructors.

Menstrual Cups

Do you accept donations of menstrual cups?

Yes, please! Brand new in their boxes, please.

How can I get a donation of menstrual cups?

We only donate to our community partners after they have completed a mandatory training. Learn more about our amazing cups program here.

Why don't you just hand out menstrual cups, it's better for the environment and it's a sustainable solution?

We love menstrual cups, and we love getting them as donations. We do have a cup program where we work with certain shelters in Toronto. Menstrual cups need to come around education, and also, they are not for everyone. We are working towards getting more and more menstruators using a cup every month. To donate $40 towards the cost of a cup, please donate HERE.

Packing Parties

When is your next packing party in Toronto?

At this time, our packing parties are on hold in Toronto. If you’d like to volunteer in our storage unit 1-2x a month on a regular basis (we require a police check and a 1 year commitment), please email our volunteer coordinator.

Also sign up for the Newsletter HERE for future changes.

Partnership

How can my company partner with The Period Purse?

Thank you for your interest! We get lots of requests and our volunteer team will get back to you in 2-4 weeks after you fill out our partnership intake form HERE.

We respectfully acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabewaki, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Mississauga, and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

RN: 723888327 RR 0001