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It was a good day for Women In Training - WIT.
We delivered monthly replenishments of menstrual, hygiene, and COVID-19 personal protective equipment supplies to several organizations that work with youth, including Brantwood Children's Home, The Salvation Army of Montgomery, AL—serving the River Region, That's My Child, and Common Ground Montgomery.
Next month, we will resume the reproductive health and cultural identity education component of our program. Thank you for your generous donations that make our services possible!
Breanna Bennett, Women In Training co-founder, inspired the nonprofit organization to add Aid to Inmate Mothers to the list of agencies that we serve monthly.
“Women in prison, former prisoners, and their children are just as important as other people,” 13-year-old Bree said. “All women and girls deserve to have products to help them feel happy, healthy and loved.”
Here is Adeyela Bennett, on the left, with Carol Potok, Executive Director, Aid to Inmate Mothers, on the right.
WIT donates 200 replenishment bags of menstrual, hygiene, and COVID-19 personal protective equipment each month to area agencies.
WIT Gives Away Menstrual, Hygiene &
PPE Supplies at Salvation Army
Photo by Dorothea Ligon-Hawley
Photos by Jill Friedman
On September 3, 2020, a team of Women in Training volunteers distributed WITKITS for homeless women residing at the Salvation Army Montgomery.
“Period poverty – not having the menstrual products one needs in order to carry out normal life activities such as going to work or school – is hard enough when one has a stable place to lay one’s head, but it is especially difficult when a person does not know where their next meal is coming from or whether or not they will have a place to sleep comfortably and safely at night,” said Adeyela Bennett, vice president and CEO of Women In Training. “WIT is here to help people who menstruate – including those who are in need of shelter – with the products they need.”
WITKITS® include menstrual pads, soap, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, deodorant, socks, a journal and a hand-made bracelet with a positive message. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WITKITS® have also included personal protective equipment, such as masks, gloves and bottles of WIT hand sanitizer. Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, WIT has continued its mission of alleviating period poverty, while observing the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
WIT’s signature program is the WITKITS® Campaign to provide menstrual products and hygiene items to low-income people who menstruate. Last month, WIT distributed WITKITS® to teenagers at Tears Runaway Shelter for Girls in Tuskegee, Alabama. WIT has also given away menstrual and hygiene products to girls in need at Brantwood Children’s Home, a home for abused and neglected young people ages 10-20 years; That’s My Child, a nonprofit youth organization; New Beginnings Educational Center, an after-school program across the street from Paterson Court public housing complex; Common Ground Montgomery, a nonprofit, non-denominational Christian community organization that focuses on youth development and leadership; and Aid to Inmate Mothers, a nonprofit organization that provides services to Alabama’s incarcerated women and their children. Girls, women, and non-binary youth who receive WITKITS® at WIT distribution events continue to receive products every month.
Once a month, dedicated Women In Training volunteers drop off menstrual and hygiene supplies, as well as COVID-19 personal protective equipment, to agencies that serve at-risk youth. Courtney LaShae and Breanna Bennett distributed supplies to Aid to Inmate Mothers, New Beginnings Educational Center, Common Ground, and Brantwood Children's Home.