About Code Red
Code Red is an organization that serves to provide personal care and feminine products to homeless women, while promoting awareness surrounding menstrual hygiene as well as global dangers that affect women at large. The packages not only raise consciousness about homelessness, but also include information about human trafficking dangers.
A lack of feminine products and healthy ways to manage woman's periods is a large and neglected issue in the world. Sanitary products play a crucial role around important issues such as hygiene, health, education, protection and security of young women and girls in a state of emergency. In order to aid in this issue we try to make sure these women have access to the products. Code Red is more than just giving hygiene products to every homeless woman in the community, it serves a basic human right to sanitation and comfort ability.
Founder of Code Red
Ileri Jaiyeoba first started Code Red when she was 15. As a teen with Endometriosis going through her period was a hassle. She could not imagine going through her period without access to menstrual products like many women who are homeless or low-income do. As she started volunteering at homeless shelters she saw a need that was seemingly overlooked, menstrual products. Ileri started creating packages with the help of her friends in a coffee shop after school. Since then the Code Red team has grown and Ileri had been mentored by Pamela Bell the founder of Prinkshop. With the help of organizations like the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative , Three Dot Dash Initiative and GenHERation, Code Red has gone nationwide distributing over 2,000 packages a year.
Ileri can be found on Instagram & Twitter.