Thank you to the many individuals and organization who have supported our work
Mr. and Mrs. Middlebrooks Support the
WIT Virtual 5K Race
You may stroll, walk or run to support the girls and young women who miss school, work and other activities because they cannot afford to purchase menstrual hygiene products.
Government EFT cards cannot be used to purchase hygiene items, so WIT gives monthly donations of sanitary pads, soap, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss and socks to menstruating youth in foster care facilities, public housing projects, shelters for runaway girls, homeless shelters, and halfway houses.
Thank you to the Southern Poverty Law Center for once again supporting Breanna and Brooke Bennett’s vision for a just world.
We are grateful for the SPLC $2,500 grant to Women In Training, Inc., and will use the funds to help eradicate poverty. Period!
This photo by Jill Friedman was taken at the SPLC's Civil Rights Memorial Center two years ago when the twins debuted their film, Architects of Change Documentary.
CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds grant
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey approved a CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds grant to Women In Training - WIT. The grant, our largest to date, will enable WIT to continue providing monthly #WITKITS of menstrual and hygiene items and #COVID19 personal protective equipment to underserved young people and their families. We are grateful for this support. Here is Gov. Ivey two years ago with Breanna and Brooke Bennett, the WIT founders.
The Central Alabama Community Foundation and the River Region United Way has awarded Women in Training, Inc. with a $2,500 grant from the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund. The grant will purchase monthly hygiene distribution to 100 homeless or transient girls.
Thirteen-year-old Evi from the Netherlands, along with her parents, garnered support from friends and businesses in their country to support Women in Training (WIT) by providing cash and donations of sanitary pads and other hygiene items to support poor girls and young women suffering from #periodpoverty. The supplies will be used during our #COVID10Relief efforts.
Special thanks to Madelaine Fay Gilchrist of Publications Press for her sweet generosity towards Women In Training! Madelaine has saved WIT a huge percentage off what we previously spent in printing costs for "The WIT Guide to the Menstrual Cycle" that we freely distribute to girls and young women, and other collateral pieces!
Thank you to Neolaia Skincare for making a generous donation to Women in Training. We appreciate your commitment to supporting our youth!
Thank you, Ms. Mackey, for listening to that still voice, and loving the many underserved girls in our community.
It’s natural for close friends and family members to support one’s cause; that’s just what we do. When a complete stranger lends a helping hand; however, it touches a special place in my heart. This lovely lady, Robin D. Mackey, reached out to us, and simply asked: “How can I help your girls further their mission?”
We told her about the special need during the #COVID19 quarantine to help homeless girls and young women, and those living in foster care facilities and public housing, with menstrual products and hygiene items. Guess what? Ms. Mackey was at our doorstep the following week with a box full of beautiful Melba Masks, lovingly made by Melba Richardson; packs of sanitary pads; and bottles of Dove unscented body wash. Not only that, she is garnering her friends to provide monetary and in-kind donations to Women In Training.
Thank you, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, for your generous contribution to Women in Training.
At the 2020 Delta Days at the Alabama State Capitol, Deltas from around the state came to Montgomery to advocate for legislation. They also made monetary and in-kind donations of menstrual hygiene products to support WIT's program to alleviate period poverty among girls and young women living in poverty. Special thanks to the brilliant Kynesha Brown, for spearheading the campaign. We received the funds just in time to support our COVID-19 relief efforts!
Prudential Spirit of Community Award has donated $1,000 to Brooke Bennett, co-founder of Women in Training (WIT) and the 2020 Prudential Alabama Middle School honoree.
Prudential will also present WIT with a check for $2,500 for our COVID-19 relief program
Temple Beth Or Montgomery
February 14, 2020
The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Or Montgomery invited Breanna and Brooke Bennett, the 12-year-old founders of Women in Training, Inc. to speak on February 14, 2020, during Shabbat Service about their menstrual equity and menstrual education advocacy work.
The Sisterhood then blessed the girls with a gift to support their social justice and charitable service.
WIT Board members supporting the young speakers included Board President Barbara Jean Gilbert Wells of Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law; Dr. LaToya Clark of Jackson Hospital; and Professor Lee A. Farrow of Auburn University Montgomery.