The Red Box Project quietly ensures that no young woman misses school because she has her period. Working as a nationwide community of women, The Red Box Project seeks to provide free sanitary items for the young women in local schools.
The Red Box Project is a voluntary organisation with coordinators throughout London boroughs and different towns and cities within the UK. This is driven by volunteers coordinating contributions and coordinating with schools.
They place red boxes filled with sanitary wear (tampons, sanitary towels, hygiene wipes and spare underwear) into schools where the staff have identified that there is a need for it. The overall aim is to ensure that no girl has to miss a day of school because for whatever reason she doesn’t have access to these vital products.
Within the boxes they also place paper bags so that girls can take whatever they need from it discreetly away so no one else has to know. They also supply the schools with posters to place in nurses offices/medical rooms/toilets to advertise the box with the name of the appropriate adult that the students can ask for.
Across the UK there are currently 400 live boxes within schools and this is growing every day.
Visit their locations page to find out where these boxes can be found. There aren’t any set up yet in Camden, so if you are a business who would like to offer a red box contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a much needed donation you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/theredboxprojectcamden
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