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Weʼre raising £200 to help support women and girls living with period poverty by providing towels, tampons, pants and toiletries.

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The Red Box Project Southampton Itchen was set up in July 2017, following on from the fantastic lead of the original group, and the umbrella we work under, The Red Box Project. They set up in March 2017.

The Red Box Project - how it works

In most schools there are a few young women who lack access to sanitary protection. The result? Anxiety, embarrassment, missed lessons, missed education.

This should be a straightforward problem to solve. So here is what we've done.....

We sponsor and stock a red box filled with sanitary towels, tampons and spare pants. The box is kept in school at Reception, with the Nurse, Student Services or with an appropriate member of staff.

Posters placed in the girls' toilets encourage a young woman in need of sanitary items to ask for the red box and take what she needs. Plain bags are included for discretion. If she needs supplies for her whole period, we've got her back.

No tearful panics in the loo. No wadded up toilet roll. No sitting awkwardly on one cheek. No anxious embarrassment. No missed lessons or staying home.

This is a simple project and is entirely funded by community kindness, woman to young woman.

Let's be clear. We ❤️ our teachers and support staff and we recognise that they go the extra mile every day. We also think that as communities around our schools, we should step up and do our bit.

Would you like to help?

🔴 donate in kind. Add a packet or two of light to normal flow sanitary towels to your weekly shop. Please message this page for drop off details.

🔴 tell your friends about us and ask them to consider supporting the project.

Want to get on board?

🔴 please contact us if you would like to fundraise.

Feel strongly that no young woman should be embarrassed or miss her education because of her period?

🔴 get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours and sponsor a red box in a school near you!

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    Vie Portland

    14 days ago

    I hadn't realised there had been donations!! Thank you so much to all of you! You are very much appreciated. xx

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    7 months ago
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15

  • Rachel Silvester

    Rachel Silvester

    Aug 9, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 8, 2018

    £10.00

  • Wendy Smith

    Wendy Smith

    Aug 1, 2018

    £5.00

  • Wendy Smith

    Wendy Smith

    Jun 19, 2018

    £5.00

  • Jill Gregory

    Jill Gregory

    May 31, 2018

    Great cause.

    £30.00

  • Lucy Beaumont

    Lucy Beaumont

    Apr 30, 2018

    £5.00

  • Lucy Field

    Lucy Field

    Apr 10, 2018

    Donation from My VIP card launch

    £8.00

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