Executive Director Brittany Averette speaks with WTVR reporter Elizabeth Holmes about period poverty, our mission in Richmond and Uganda, inflation and the huge demand for period products.
In 2020, Maggie Walker students partnered with Sylvia’s Sisters to help get legislation passed at the state level requiring public schools to provide free period products in restrooms. Those students have now established a chapter of PERIOD, a national organization committed to fighting period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy.
Sylvia’s Sisters is in the news! WRIC Channel 8 featured our efforts to distribute hygiene products and PPE to a community in need.