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    Ida Melbye

    Executive Director, The Period Collective

    Ida Melbye is the founder and Executive Director of The Period Collective a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in April 2016 that is committed to supplying feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women in the Greater Chicago area. Melbye’s passion and devotion to this critical cause has enabled The Period Collective to develop 27 partnerships with homeless and transitional shelters, as well as school districts and other nonprofit organizations throughout Northern Illinois. In 2019, The Period Collective expects to dramatically increase the number of charity partners served, particularly in Cook County, as the organization ramps operations to meet the need.

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