The Red Wrap Initiative
What is Red Wrap?
The Red Wrap Initiative is a collaborative volunteer project that aims to build upon existing efforts to eliminate stigma and provide education around menstruation and reproductive health. The distribution of much needed menstrual hygiene products to unsheltered and disadvantaged women will allow room to safely address and maintain menstrual health.
Menstruation is a different experience for each woman. The volume of menstrual fluid varies from one individual to the next, requiring some women to need more or less supplies during their cycle. While some major cities have made efforts to provide access to feminine hygiene products for disadvantaged women (i.e., removing tampon taxes; NYC passed law in 2016 to provide menstrual products to correctional facilities, shelters, and public schools), varying individual demands ensure that the need for adequate supplies still exist. Consequently, menstrual hygiene products remain one of the most needed resources, yet the least donated.
Help address a Public Health need.
“Our hygiene is a product of what we ingest and allow ourselves to be surrounded with.”
The ANU Way
Red Wrap Mission
It is the Mission of ALGM via the Red Wrap Initiative to provide women of all ages with products, services, and knowledge that fulfills their feminine hygiene needs and wants in a manner that is reverent and uplifting. Our welcoming, knowledgeable, and professional team of volunteers will educate, serve, and inspire under-served groups of women via product disbursement events, workshops, and individual assistance.
ALGM will donate all menstrual hygiene products to partnered shelter, as well as provide volunteers to assist with sorting, grouping and distribution of supplies as well as menstrual hygiene management training/workshops. Final distribution methods are contingent upon intake protocols and occupancy of selected shelter on day of event.
Past Events and Workshop Partners
(Brownsville Women’s Center & Manhattan Valley)
Henry Street Settlement
The Drueding Center
Muslim Sisters of Staten Island
The Red Wrap Initiative aims to address the fundamental public health needs for the maintenance of menstrual health and hygiene disadvantaged women. ANU Life Global Ministries (ALGM), an international community fostering organization, will partner with community organizations, schools and women’s shelters to host targeted events surrounding the donation and subsequent distribution of menstrual hygiene products (reusable products, sanitary napkins/pads, tampons, and liners). We will also support partnered shelter to provide accompanying educational materials on reproductive and menstrual health.