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Yellowknifers can help make an NWT miracle happen by placing a non-perishable food item on their doorsteps on July 1 at noon. 

NWT Miracle, a grassroots initiative, is sending volunteers across participating communities on Canada Day to collect donated items and distribute them to those in need. 

All residents have to do is place a donation outside their homes. Collected items will be brought to local charities and storage sites. The organizers even suggest that if they receive enough donations, they would open a volunteer run “store” where anyone who needs it could come and get what they need for free. “No questions asked,” according to their event page. “This is by the people and for the people.”

Participants are asked to donate what they can, keeping in mind what recipients might need during a pandemic. This includes non-perishable food items, feminine hygiene products and cleaning supplies. 

Participating communities include Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Inuvik and Hay River. In Inuvik and Hay River, however, there will be no door-to-door pick up. In Inuvik, participants can drop off donations at The Legion (118 Veterans Ways), and at the Anglican Church in Hay River.

For more information, visit NWT Miracle’s website or Facebook page

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Natalie Pressman

Natalie is a graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program. She has since held contracts working with an NGO in Vietnam, freelancing, and working with Journalists for Human Rights in Iskatewizaagegan...

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