FIGHTING MENSTRUAL PRODUCT INSECURITY
Our mission is to distribute menstrual supplies to accessible locations throughout Rhode Island.
"Menstruation does not change based on where you live, your identity, capabilities or if you can afford supplies & sometimes you're just not prepared!" - EJ
Red.Lined is a registered non-profit in North Providence, Rhode Island. we have a simple mission – to increase access to menstrual Hygiene supplies in Rhode Island’s most vulnerable communities.
In 2020 A chance encounter with a woman experiencing housing insecurity uncovered a simple truth: access to tampons and other menstrual hygiene products is obstructed in vulnerable communities due to cost, availability, and portability.
Menstrual hygiene products are prohibitively expensive (taxed at the state level in many cases), and their bulk packaging can make it difficult to justify the cost, especially if funds or space are limited. Additionally, menstruation is unfairly stigmatized, and those in need of menstrual hygiene supplies face judgment or ridicule, which can lead to feelings of embarrassment and shame.
This got us thinking: who else might go without menstrual supplies, and how could we help increase access to supplies, and build awareness about the importance of hygiene products to mental health?
We currently service all North Providence Schools, as well as some Special Needs Schools. including RI School for the Deaf. We are always interested in partnering with new locations that support our mission and the community that we serve.
North Providence, RI 02904
Tax ID: 87-1295800
Thank you for your support
100% of funds go towards menstrual supplies, packing, education and getting the word out about our cause .