Did you know that 12% of girls in the UK have had to improvise sanitary items due to lack of money? They use anything from tissue paper to stuffed socks and ripped t-shirts. Around half of girls have missed a day of school because of their period (source: Plan International UK).
Young women should not be forced to miss education because they cannot afford the necessary products.
How can you help? – Our sister company, CJS Environmental is launching a campaign to support the work of the Red Box Project – Portsmouth North to provide Portsmouth schools with sanitary items that can be freely provided to girls in need. We have introduced a collection box in our trade shop where you can drop off unopened sanitary packets, tights and pants. Financial donations are being collected online and we’ve pledged to match the total!*
To make a donation, please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/CJSPortsmouthPeriodPoverty. You can also find out more about the brilliant work that the Red Box Project – Portsmouth North and the brilliant work they do in our area by visiting their Facebook page.
For more information, please contact Eloise Downer at firstname.lastname@example.org