Oxford Academy

The Red Box Project

The Red Box Project quietly ensures 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 our local schools. The Red Box Project was initiated in March 2017 by three friends who wanted to give young women 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.


We currently have donation points at Rose Hill Community Centre, The Co-Op on Littlemore Road and you can donate directly to The Oxford Academy 7 days a week too. Please see below for a list of items for which we currently need donations; every little helps, and it will make a big impact on the education of those affected by period poverty. 

  • Cotton knickers aged 10-11, 12-13, 13-14, ladies size 6-16
  • Sanitary pads - a range of night time, sensitive, super absorbant and regular
  • Small packets of wipes
  • Small zip lock or paper bags
  • Red plastic boxes of any size


Please visit our Facebook page to keep updated with progress on the project.