Brooke and Breanna Bennett, 15-year-old twins from Ohio, are determined to end period poverty. Shocked to learn that many girls around the world lack access to menstrual products, they started a nonprofit called “Bennett’s Blessings” which collects and distributes menstrual products to those in need.
They have donated thousands of products to local schools, homeless shelters, and women’s organizations and are raising awareness about period poverty through social media and speaking engagements.
The sisters recently partnered with Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) menstrual hygiene brand, Always, to spread awareness and encourage systemic change as they supported Congresswoman Grace Meng’s Menstrual Equity for All Act.
Brooke and Breanna created their signature program, The WITKITS Campaign, through their youth empowerment organization, Women in Training, Inc. (WIT), which offers several programs to help girls break the generational cycle of poverty. They also share tips on menstrual education workshops, including talking about it, using a period tracker, relieving cramps, minding what goes into your body, and always keeping a pad or tampon in your purse or backpack. Let’s support these inspiring teens in their mission to end period poverty once and for all.