Meet The Period Purse, the Non-Profit Combating Menstruation Stigmas

Education Giving Back News Toronto

This month, we are excited to announce that we are partnering up with The Period Purse. 

Founded by Jana Girdauskas in 2017, The Period Purse is the first and only Canadian registered charity that deals with menstrual equity! 

Their mission is to create menstrual equity by insuring that everyone has access to period products, as well as to end the stigma associated with periods through education and advocacy. 

Period Purse Statistics

They believe (and so do we!) that access to period products for all people who menstruate is a fundamental right. 

The Period Purse has taken initiative in educating the next generation to reduce the stigma around periods. They have multiple in person and virtual period presentations that can be taught to grades 5 through 12, as well as to adults.

These classes cover a wide range of topics, from periods 101, to period poverty and how to have a more sustainable period.

They advocates for all colleges, universities, workplaces, and other businesses to provide free emergency menstrual products in their bathrooms. If you'd like to join the movement in providing these products for your customers and employees, fill out the form here. 

As of July 2022, The Period Purse has donated over one million period products. We are so excited to be partnering with them for the month of March to help provide products to those in need.   

The entire month of March, when you bring in your worn, unwanted bra for our Bra Drive, $5 per bra will be donated to The Period Purse. 

Bra Drive

To learn more about The Period Purse and how you can donate to them and volunteer, visit their website here. 

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