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

Yes, since 2019 TPP has been a federally registered charity in Canada. Our business/ registration number is: 723888327 RR 0001.  When you donate financially online, you will automatically be emailed a charitable tax receipt.

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


Am I able to start a chapter?

We have shifted all our chapters into our mini drive program to make it more accessible and easy for everyone.

If you'd like to see if there is a drop off near you, check out THIS page.

Why did you close your chapters?

Read more about it here.

Donations - Financial

Will I get a tax receipt for my cash donation?

Yes, since 2019 The Period Purse has been a federally registered charity in Canada. Our business/ registration number is: 723888327 RR 0001. When you donate financially online, you will automatically be emailed a charitable tax receipt.

Please note that we do not provide tax receipts for in-kind donations (donation of a good, such as period products, or service, such as volunteering).

Does The Period Purse use PayPal?

Yes, we use the PayPal system. You don’t need a PayPal account to make a donation - just a credit or debit card!
If you don’t want to use PayPal, you can find us over at CanadaHelps and make a donation there.

Does The Period Purse accept e-Transfers for donation?

Yes, please send an EMT to hello@theperiodpurse.com. If you plan to make a donation via e-Transfer, please write to us beforehand with your name and mailing address, so we can get you a charitable tax receipt.

I want to donate via cheque. Who should I make it out to and where should I send it?

Please make out your cheque to “The Period Purse.”

You can mail your cheque to:

The Period Purse
1460 The Queensway, M111
Toronto, ON M8Z 1S7

Please include your name, email and mailing address inside the envelope, so we can send you your charitable tax receipt

Do you accept cash donations?

We only accept financial donations online (e-Transfer, PayPal, our website) or by cheque.

Do you accept donations via wire transfer?



Donations - In Kind

Where can I drop off my donations?

If you live near or in Toronto, you can drop off your donation at our secure Storage unit. Or, check out if there is a mini drive drop off location near you.

I just finished running a mini drive. Can you pick up the donations from my house?

We are not able to pick up donations from your house/workplace. 

What sorts of products can I donate?

We ONLY ACCEPT: period products (disposable pads and tampons), new menstrual cups, cloth pads and new underwear.

I have an opened box of pads / tampons. Can I still donate it?

YES! We accept opened boxes of period products and “loose” products. As long as the product is in new condition and it is undamaged and sealed, we accept it.

Can I donate a purse/bag?

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


Product Drop-Offs

I have some products I want to donate. Where can I drop them off?

We accept donations all year round, anytime, at our secure storage unit in Etobicoke. Please find drop-off details and instructions HERE.
Click here to check if there’s a mini drive drop off near you!

Menstruation Nation

How do I book a period positive presentation?

Fill out this form to book a workshop for your class/ group/ workplace (Gr. 5- Adults). Read more about our period positive presentations here.

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

Thank you for your interest! If you would like to run a period product mini-drive in your school, email us to receive a how-to handbook. 

If you are with a school class, club, or extra curricular group, we offer free presentations, virtually or in-person in Toronto. Fill out our THIS FORM to book a period positive presentation in your workplace/ school/ group.

Menstrual Cups

Do you accept donations of menstrual cups?

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

How can I get a menstrual cup from The Period Purse?

We only donate cups to our community partners after they have completed a mandatory cups 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. We have a menstrual cup program where we train frontline workers who disseminate cups to their clients who choose it. 

We’ve learned that menstrual cups need to come with education, and also, they are not for everyone. To support our cup program, please donate HERE ($40 is the cost of one cup).

Mini Drives

What is a mini drive?

We have an amazing program called mini drives. It’s all about neighbours helping neighbours through the collection of period products. We’ll give you all the tools to be successful in collecting period products with your friends or colleagues. 

Fill out the mini drive form to get started!

Storage Unit

Can I help in person in Toronto?

Yes, we welcome volunteers at our storage unit in Etobicoke, Ontario to pack and sort period products. 

If you’re interested, please fill in this application form and our team will be in touch.

Any questions, write us at Volunteer@theperiodpurse.com

Community Partners and Shelters

I work at a shelter. How can I get free period products for my clients?

If you are an employee of an organization in Toronto that serves the marginalized community, please fill out our Community Partners Intake form. We’ll be in touch soon!

I’m an individual in need of period products. Can I receive a period product donation?

We do not provide individual donations at this time. We donate to our community partners who then donate to their clients. But check out this amazing organization to see if there is a location near you: Period Pin.

Partnerships for Companies

Can you partner with us if we are in another country?

Sorry but since we are a Canadian charity and due to tax laws we are only able to support organizations and people within Canada.

How can my company partner with The Period Purse?

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

How can my community help support menstrual equity?

There’s room for everyone in menstrual equity work! 

Stay Up To Date

Does The Period Purse ever put on events?

Yes! We host Tea Chats about menstrual equity and period positivity in-person and online throughout the year. The best way to find out about our events is to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on socials. We do our best to update our upcoming events page HERE.

How can I stay up to date with all things The Period Purse?

The best way to get up to date news is to follow us on social media, and subscribe to our newsletter.



How can I get involved with The Period Purse?

If you live close to our storage unit in Etobicoke, Ontario, we’d love your help collecting products and making period packs for our community partners, sorting donations, etc.

Please fill out this volunteer interest form and our Volunteer & Engagement Coordinator will be in touch with you soon.


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