Chartham Park is proud to be supporting The Red Box Project by providing a donation box in the Club.
The Red Box Project is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative, which aims to support young women by providing red boxes filled with free sanitary products to local schools.
The Red Box Project was founded in March 2017 by 3 friends who wanted to give young people in their local area access to sanitary products. After reading about ‘Period Poverty‘ in the news, they were angered at the idea that young women were missing out on their education because they couldn’t afford the products they needed during their period.
They decided to take action and contacted several secondary schools in Portsmouth to ask if a constantly stocked box of menstrual product 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, pads, tights and underwear which were then delivered in to local schools. They fundraised, collected, had craft sales and donations drives, all to make sure their boxes never became empty.
Chartham Park has a Red Box in the Health ladies changing rooms, you can’t miss it! Any donations of sanitary products are greatly appreciated. You can follow the East Grinstead fundraising team on Facebook HERE https://www.facebook.com/groups/295268221298438/ and read more about the nationwide fund raising effort HERE http://redboxproject.org/