COORDINATE A RED BOX
At The Red Box Project, they quietly ensure 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 schools. These items are easily accessible and free to anyone who needs them - no questions asked.
If you would like to coordinate a Red Box in your local school, send them an email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot coordinate a box, then lots of people/groups/businesses have set up a donation drop off point which co-ordinates then collects to help support them filling their boxes. It is a brilliant way of getting the community involved in a different way. Individuals can also find their nearest coordinator and drop directly to them too.
SUPPORT BLOODY GOOD PERIOD
Bloody Good Period provides menstrual supplies and toiletries to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can't afford them.
Donations of unopened packets of pads can be sent directly to: Bloody Good Period, SafeStore, Alexandra Palace Way, London N8 7HP
Donate via JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bloodygoodperiod
SUPPORT FREEDOM 4 GIRLS
Founder Tina Leslie set up freedom4girls UK (charity number 1177566) to fight period poverty, not just in the UK but to also tackle the worldwide problem. They are helping struggling women & girls to have access to safe sanitary protection by offering not just disposables but environmentally friendly, washable reusables and also mooncups.
They are also tackling the stigma & taboo by working to educate and empower girls and boys, and they are proud of their work and their model.
In the UK they deliver hundreds of pads each week to schools, refugee & women’s agencies, community groups, even supermarkets. They have donation station posters at a range of different places in Leeds to support people who want to get involved by donating surplus sanitary products.
In Kenya they have already delivered over 4000 reusables and educated 1000’s more and set up sewing workshops to support local women with jobs to pull them out of poverty.
They want all who menstruate worldwide to have access to safe sanitary protection as over 300+ million women currently do not have this privilege. Girls miss up to 5 days of school a month and women are missing work, leading to low attainment, lack of self esteem and further exacerbating the stigma & taboo that surrounds periods.
Please, please support us and our awesome team by donating to our gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/freedom4girls
START A HOMELESS PERIOD PROJECT
Start a local branch of a growing volunteer-led campaign designed to provide vulnerable people with necessary sanitary protection.
Set up a crowdfund or any other project you can use our name, slogan, logo and any other photos on this site as long as you link back to it. Tweet us your projects and we'll promote them for you (and send us any photos too).
START A DONATION DRIVE FOR THE TRUSSELL TRUST
At school, at university, at work, on the street, wherever…
Collect pads, tampons or menstrual cups and donate to The Trussell Trust, the largest network of food banks across the UK.
Over 90% of the products distributed by foodbanks is donated by the public. We often forget to donate menstrual products, which are so important in helping people in crisis live each day with dignity.
Find your local branch HERE
According to the Women’s Environmental Network, a woman will go through an average of more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products throughout the course of her life, which is an extraordinary amount of waste.
Tampons, pads and panty liners amount to more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
The Menstrual Cup
Menstrual Cups are gaining a serious fanbase. The cup is made from medical grade silicone and, once inserted into the vagina, can collect blood for as long as 12 hours.
Here’s what Lunette say about why you should be using menstrual cups:
Less spending: Ditch the regular dash to the store and protect your purse strings with the best reusable choice that lasts several years.
Healthier you: collect fluids rather than absorbing them, keeping your superior interior naturally lubricated and healthy.
Happier planet: No more endless purchases, plastics and packaging. Every period with your reusable menstrual cup is a winning vote for the environment.
More control: Unlike tampons, you never “run out”. Like an invisible sidekick, it runs around with you either in a handy, cute pouch or sitting comfortably inside you. Meaning you can say goodbye to the worry, the hassle, the leaks and just live your life.
WUKA Period Pants
WUKA Period Pants are the world's most comfortable, hygienic, luxurious and eco-friendly period underwear. WUKA is your complete tampon and pad replacement.
You can wear it up to 8 hours, even on your heavy days
You can work, play and sleep without leaks
Holds 4 tampons worth of blood = 20ml
Reusable Menstrual Pads
Earthwise Girls is a UK one stop shop for planet and body friendly products, like reusable sanitary towels!