Special Announcement! Helping Women Period Chicago is now The Period Collective

Imagine being down to your last $5 and having to choose between tampons to get you through your period—or buying dinner for your family. Or, picture not being able to go to work—or school—because you don’t have the products you need to get through the day comfortably.
For thousands of low-income women in the United States—and in the Chicago area—it’s reality. And that’s where we come in. For us, it’s more than giving women comfort. It’s giving them their health and dignity back.

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The Period Collective (TPC) is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, providing feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women throughout the greater Chicago area.


In addition to donating to our cause, there are plenty of ways to get involved with TPC. Whether you have a few hours a week, a month, or a year, we’d love your assistance with fulfilling our mission.


TPC provides pads, tampons, liners, wipes, and incontinence products—partnering with local organizations to distribute products through homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, prisons, schools, and food banks.


Shelters and food banks very rarely receive donations of feminine hygiene products—and there’s a dire need. These products are not covered by SNAP (Food Stamps). Homeless women can be left to improvise with donated socks or wadded up toilet paper, often with limited access to showers and clean bathrooms.

Check Out The Period Collective Featured On The Morning Dose


After witnessing the strength, beauty and bravery displayed by so many during this year’s Women’s March, John was inspired to design an equally bold shoe to express his admiration and solidarity: The Pussy Power. 50% of the sales from this shoe will support women’s charities and organizations in each of our Fluevog storecities. We thank you, Fluevogers, […]

September 19, 2017


Illinois schools must now provide free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

Starting next year, Illinois school districts and charter schools will be required to provide feminine hygiene products in bathrooms to female students, for free. The new state law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, requires that products such as tampons and sanitary napkins be provided at no cost in bathrooms of schools with grades 6 […]

September 19, 2017


It’s About Bloody Time: Illinois Becomes 3rd State To Flush Tampon Tax

As if the punch-to-the-gut cramps and stormcloud of irritability wasn’t bad enough, women dealing with their periods in Illinois have also traditionally had to fork over an extra tax when paying for products like pads and tampons, long-considered “luxury items” by the state. But ready your Midol confetti, ladies: On Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed […]

August 25, 2016


Check out our new drop off partner!

Did you know we have partnered with Couture 360 to collect product for women in our community?  Please stop by to drop off a pack of tampons, pads, or liners, and schedule your next appointment while you are there!

Couture 360 is located at 195 S Rand Rd in Lake Zurich.