Period Purse campaign aims at helping women in need in Toronto

Mar 29 2019, 3:21 pm

A non-profit organization is collecting pads, tampons, menstrual cups and purses for women in need living in Toronto this April.

The campaign is organized by The Period Purse, and from April 5 through 26, it will collect much-needed hygiene products and everyday essentials.

The spring blitz will unite locals, neighbours and businesses by encouraging them to donate large purses, bags, backpacks and totes, period products, cloth pads and washcloths, new socks and underwear, bar soap, hats, mitts and scarves and sweet treats like chocolates and granola bars.

All donated products are then packed with a comforting, motivational note, and then given to local shelters and centres.

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Drop-off locations in Toronto East are:

  • Mina Drug Store, 1474 Kingston Rd.

  • Sprouts Kids,183 Carlaw Ave.

  • Origin Wellness, 2017 Danforth Ave.

  • Oma Chiropractic & Wellness, 1 Munro St.

  • Might & Main Cafe, 126 Main St.

Drop-off locations in Toronto West are:

  • Working Ensemble, 128 Lansdowne Ave.

  • The Big Guy’s Little Coffee Shop, 2861 Lakeshore Blvd. W.

  • Arif Virani’s Constituency Office, MP for Parkdale – High Park, 1596 Bloor St. W.

The Period Purse’s vision is for all menstruators to experience healthy periods with dignity.

Since 2017, the volunteer-run organization has given nearly 20,000 healthy periods to Canadians and has worked with seven schools to provide inclusive educational programming and resources to staff and students.

You can stay up to date on the Spring Blitz donation drop off centres on Period Purse’s social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Ainsley SmithAinsley Smith

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