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Three Yellowknife organizations were the recipients of the annual Field Law Community Fund charity donations as the regional winners were announced on Sept. 8.

Every year the law firm donates money to individual or group charities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories to provide financial support to those in need.

The community fund has been running since 2013 and this year donated $12,000 to the NWT, as well as $24,000 each to Edmonton and Calgary organizations.

The biggest winner in the NWT this year was the YWCA NWT, which took $6,000 to help its Moon Time Period Kits for Northern  Teens project.

The YWCA NWT expressed excitement in a Sept. 8 statement after receiving donated money from Field Law to help provide northern teens with monthly period kits.
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“The project provides period kits to teens who either miss school or other activities because they can’t afford monthly menstrual products,” states the Tuesday news release.

The Inuvik Native Band received $4,000 to aid its Indigenous Mental Health Support Circle project involving “knowledgeable Seniors/Elders.”
The third recipient, the Kole Crook Fiddlers Association, was given $2,000 to help with that organization’s Bringing Back Music North of 60 program. The money will support scholarship support to youth aiming to attend weekly music lessons during the school year.
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Simon Whitehouse

Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. A through and through "County boy" from Prince Edward County, Ont., Simon obtained his journalism education at Algonquin...

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