The three friends decided to take action and contacted several secondary schools in Portsmouth to ask if a constantly stocked box of menstrual products would be welcomed. The feedback from teachers was that the issue was real and the resource was needed. Recognising that the need was nationwide, they invited individuals from across the country to be a part of this movement and the response was overwhelming. From Scotland to Cornwall as well as overseas, people began to group together, set up Red Boxes filled with tampons, sanitary towels, tights and underwear which were then delivered to local schools. They fundraise, and have donation drives to make sure the boxes never become empty.
On Tuesday 26 February Alice, who volunteers for the Red Box Project, came to meet Mrs Stanislaus and brought a Red Box full of donated products. We are grateful that the organisation approached us to offer us the opportunity of having a box of free sanitary products that will be topped up whenever we need it.
The picture shows Alice from the Red Box Project handing over our very first filled Red Box to our students. To find out more and to make any donations to this worthy project please visit the Red Box Project at http://redboxproject.org/