PICK. CLICK. GIVE. OPTION ADDS UP TO MORE MONEY TO HELP GOOD CAUSES
Most Alaskans will receive their permanent fund dividends this month. For the more than 5,100 Alaskans that opted to use the new PFD Charitable Contributions ProgramPick. Click. Give.their checks will be a little less. This difference in the amount of their checks translates to more, approximately $545,000 more, in support of nonprofit organizations in Alaska.
The goal of Pick. Click. Give. is to increase the number of individuals who give to Alaska nonprofits, as well as to increase the total amount of charitable dollars given. The program became law last year and allows a safe, secure, easy way for Alaskans who file for their PFD online to donate all or part of their dividend to eligible charitable, educational and nonprofit organizations.
The PFD Charitable Contributions Program began with the 2009 dividend. For that first year qualifying organizations serving the lower Kenai Peninsula includedBirth 2 Three, Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Cook Inletkeeper, Friends of the Homer Library, Homer Council on the Arts, the Homer Foundation, Homer Senior Citizens, Hospice of Homer, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, KBBI Homer Public Radio, Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative, Kenai Peninsula United Way, Ninilchik Community Library, Ninilchik Senior Center, Pier One Theatre, Pratt Museum, Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula, South Peninsula Haven House and the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage.