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Dec 31

Mark and The Arc

    Posted under: alaskans   anchorage   health  

Tomorrow marks the start of a new year, and for Pick.Click.Give. it's the start of the fifth year Alaskans will use their power to make a difference by sharing some of their Permanent Fund Dividends with causes they care about.

One way Alaskans are choosing to make a difference is in the lives of families who experience disabilities. In "Mark and The Arc," we take a look at how Alaskans have used Pick.Click.Give. to help provide a home for Mark Falsey. 

"Your parenting doesn't stop with any of your children," says Mark's mother, Margaret.  "But it really doesn't stop when you have a child with a disability."


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Dec 06

Helping Alaskans in crisis

    Posted under: alaskans   emergency   juneau   shelter  

In your average roomful of 100 Alaska women, well over half of them – 59 – have been physically abused or sexually assaulted in their lifetimes.

When you pass a woman on the sidewalk, in the aisle at the grocery store, on a ski trail or in the car next to you, there’s a better than 50-50 chance she is among the victims.

This epidemic knows no geographical bounds. The rates can’t be attributed to one region, or one town, or to big towns, or to villages.

For many, this statistic isn’t just sad -- it’s a little hard to accept. It just doesn’t seem possible. But for the social workers, legal advocates, prosecutors and investigators who work in the field, it’s completely believable.

“I guess one thing I’m struck by is there’s sort of these two opposing perceptions, and I think both are accurate,” said Saralyn Tabachnick, executive director of Juneau’s AWARE shelter.  [Read More... ]

Mar 27

Press Release: Five More Days to File for 2012 PFD

    Posted under: alaskans   pfd  

ANCHORAGE – Attention Alaska Procrastinators: You have less than a week to apply for the 2012 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) before the annual 11:59 p.m. March 31 filing deadline. Filers this week also have an opportunity to be part of something bigger – exceeding the $2 million goal for donations to nonprofits via the PFD Charitable Contributions Program Pick. Click. Give. (PCG)  [Read More... ]

Justin AndrewsThe "I Confess to Pick. Click. Give. 2012" contest is wrapping up with our third winner chosen. 

Congratulations to Justin Andrews of Fairbanks! He's the final winner of this year's "I Confess to Pick. Click. Give." contest. His $500 donation will go to the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, because, as he said in his entry: "money should never have to stand in the way of justice."

Of course, you can still Pick. Click. Give. and donate a portion of your PFD when you apply online. You can also search the database of this year's Pick. Click. Give. nonprofits in Alaska to help with your decision. It's not too late to give! 

Plus you can still confess on the Pick. Click. Give. Facebook page and use other social media including Twitter to spread the word about your intention to give and this important effort.  [Read More... ]