Mission Red

We're on a mission to end period poverty

About Us:

Mission Red is a grassroots organization dedicated to elevating the menstrual equity movement through education, advocacy, and aid. Our goal is to ensure all menstruators in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region have access to affordable and safe period products.

Mission Red was founded by a small group of high schools students in Northern Virginia who saw a need for menstrual equity advocacy in their schools and greater communities.

What we do


We endeavor to raise awareness about period poverty and its effects, as well as various issues in the menstrual justice space such as inclusivity, intersectionality, and sustainability.


By fighting to pass policy that promotes menstrual justice in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, we make our voices heard and demand change to improve the lives of menstruators in our communities.


Through hosting product drives and packing parties, Mission Red has an immediate impact in our community. We have partnered with numerous schools and organizations in the Northern Virginia vicinity to donate more than 20,000 products to community partners.


Period Policy Tracker

B24 - 0652 - PERIOD Act of 2022 (DC)
Free products in Va public colleges
B24-0158 - Free Products in DC Public Schools
Sb231 - VA tampon tax

Passing legislation is a critical step in ensuring menstrual equity in VA and DC. If you would like to support our campaigns, please click below.

Mission Red in 2o22


Our past events

Washington, dc

Testifying in support of dc b24-0652

On October 11, 2022, co-founder Alexandra O’Brien testified on behalf of Mission Red before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Housing and Executive Administration in support of B24-0652 Period Equity Righting an Injustice of District Residents (PERIOD) Act of 2022. If passed, the bill will require free period products to be provided in all public spaces and buildings serving vulnerable populations in the District of Columbia. 

Springfield, VA

product collections

A supportive community is paramount in overcoming gender inequities. With the help of over 10 schools in the Northern Virginia region, Mission red was able to donate over 20,000 products for menstruators within the region to various community partners.

Fairfax, VA

Thrive DC Drive

Mission Red facilitated the collection and donation of thousands of products to Thrive DC, ensuring that these products reached menstruators in need. 

Washington, D.C.

Period March

Mission Red has participated in multiple protests at our nation’s capitol, demanding the removal of the tampon tax and urging legislators to fund important bills that would alleviate the financial burden of menstrual products.

Work With Us

Mission Red relies on community involvement. It is imperative for us to work with local organizations to achieve our goals and fight as one against menstrual inequity. If you would to collaborate with us to host product drives or other events, please click the button below to contact us.

Join Us

The fight against menstrual inequity is one that requires collaboration. At Mission Red, we encourage all individuals who are passionate about ending period poverty to join the fight! If you are interested in joining our organization, please click the button below and fill out the form.

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