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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 Red Box Project Basingstoke.
Here’s a list of the items we need for the red boxes for Basingstoke schools....
New pants (aged 9, 10, 11, and size 8, 10, 12, 14, 16)
Small plastic carrier bags
All donations including money on here are welcome no matter how small. Thank you.
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Aug 1, 2018
I can’t believe this is an issue in this country in this day and age. You are doing a noble thing.
Jul 29, 2018
Good Luck, what a wonderful project!
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