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Closed 18/04/2017

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    Weʼve raised £495 to kickstart our 'Red Box Project'. A scheme providing young women in Portsmouth schools with free sanitary items.

    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 18th April 2017

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    We are small group of women from Portsmouth who are on a mission and have decided to set up, 'The Red Box Project'. We will pilot our project within three schools in the Portsmouth area.

    The project is a simple but effective scheme to provide girls with free sanitary protection if they cannot afford, or are too embarrassed, to buy their own. Any school who signs up to this free scheme will receive a red box filled with sanitary items donated by the community to be kept by the School Nurse or other appropriate member of staff. The female pupils of that school can access this box at any time and take from it a prepared brown paper bag filled with sanitary items - providing them with the reassurance that they will be protected throughout their menstrual cycle. We have been very careful to select the items that they prefer and we will provide individual items in the box too if a bag is not necessary.

    Halfway down inside of the box will be our contact details so that when supplies fall below a member of staff can either call or email us. The box will then be replenished by us within 48 hours. This is a free service to any school who signs up with us and we will never let the box run out.

    We will also provide posters to be placed in the girls' toilets informing them of the scheme.

    No tearful panics in the loo. No wadded up toilet roll. No missed lessons or staying at home. No anxious embarrassment. We believe that all women should be provided with the assurance that their 'time of the month' is perfectly normal and that the comfort that sanitary protection provides is vital.

    A simple scheme, made with love for the young women in our community.



    • Anna, Liesl and Jo7 years ago
      Anna, Liesl and Jo

      Anna, Liesl and Jo

      7 years ago

      Hello everyone! We just wanted to write a little update on how things are going and to say the biggest thank you to everyone who has supported our project so far. It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks and we have been totally overwhelmed at the kindness shown by you all. We have had messages of support from all over the UK and indeed a lady in the USA and it has given us further motivation to expand our project across the country, with so many requests from people who would like to set up their own Red Box Projects. Thank you all so much!

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    • Bev


      Apr 7, 2017

      What a fantastic idea, good luck with it ladies


    • Caroline Morrison

      Caroline Morrison

      Apr 6, 2017

      A fantastic initiative. Keep up the good work :)



      Apr 6, 2017


    • Bev Gladston

      Bev Gladston

      Apr 6, 2017

      As a Mum of two daughters I know how expensive sanitary goods can be. Wishing you the best with your project x


    • Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan

      Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan

      Apr 6, 2017

      I'm happy to support this excellent idea & will be spreading the word


    • Charlotte Jefferson

      Charlotte Jefferson

      Apr 6, 2017


    • Joanna Shead

      Joanna Shead

      Apr 6, 2017


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    Anna, Liesl and Jo

    Anna, Liesl and Jo

    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Working within the community of Portsmouth to provide sanitary protection to our young women.

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