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 and Virginia area can deal with their periods with dignity by accessing affordable and safe period products.

Mission Red was founded by two high school students in Northern Virginia who saw a need to address period poverty in their schools and greater communities.

What we do


We are raising awareness about period poverty and its effects to combat the stigma around menstruation. We are committed to amplifying various issues in the menstrual justice space such as inclusivity, intersectionality, and sustainability.


By fighting to pass legislation that promotes menstrual justice in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, we can make systemic 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 schools and organizations in Northern Virginia to donate more than 20,000 products to community partners.


Period Policy Tracker

Free products in Va public colleges
B24 - 0653 - PERIOD Act of 2022 (DC)
B24-0158 - Free Products in DC Public Schools
Sb231 - VA tampon tax

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

Mission Red x Change the World For Girls Product Drive


Mission Red is partnering with Change the World for Girls to collect period products across Northern Virginia!

We are collecting pads and tampons which can be dropped off at the Vienna Community Center, James Madison High School, or arranged to be picked up at a convenient location. Please reach out if you have any questions about donations!

Mission Red in 2o22


Our past events

Washington, dc

Testifying in support of dc b24-0653

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 B24-0653 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. Alongside local organizations and engaged community members, we can achieve our goal of ending period poverty. 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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