The Red Box Project is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative, which aims to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free period products to local schools.
It can be hard to be believe that in this day and age people cannot afford period products. But this is true and it is happening every day!
Research by Plan International UK found that: 137,700 girls in the UK missed school because of period poverty. 1 in 10 girls have been unable to afford sanitary wear, and 1 in 7 girls have struggled to afford sanitary wear. 49% of girls have missed an entire day at school because of their period.
Whether it’s period poverty, not being able to ask at home, or just being caught short, the Red Box project wants to have their backs and let them keep their dignity.
Grassington Hub are acting as a collection point for the Red Box Project Skipton and Craven.
We are collecting donations of any of the following products:
Sanitary pads, panty liners, tampons, multi-pack pants – girls’ age 9 upwards, ladies 8 – 16, roll-on deodorant, baby wipes, feminine hygiene wipes, hygiene bag or nappy bags.
The aim is to have a fully stocked Red Box in every school in this area who would like one – secondary, primary and sixth form colleges.
There is a Red Box at Upper Wharfedale School.