Though the filing period for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend started at the beginning of the year, there’s still plenty of time to get your application in – and to select your favorite non-profit organization to help out through Pick Click Give.
“We have an even larger number of options for you to choose from when you Pick Click Give. There are 512 non profit organizations on the list.”
That’s Heather Beatty, program manager for Pick Click Give in Anchorage. She says there are a number of categories that often receive the most support from Alaskans.
“In addition to people who want to support public radio, a number of other causes are popular with Alaksans. They like to support organizations that are there for people when they need them at times of their lives that might be difficult. Organizations that provide food or shelter, organizations that assist victims of crime, or organizations that are there for people who have been affected by disaster. Alaskans are also very passionate about helping organizations that are there for kids. So whether it’s to enhance education, or provide summer camps or after-school care, we see a lot of Alaskans supporting those causes. And finally Alaskans love animals, and those non-profits that are out there that performing animal rescue and adoption services are often in the top 10 as well.”
Last year, only about 26,000 of the roughly half-million Alaskans who received a PFD check donated a portion to a charity through Pick Click Give.
“We would love for more Alaskans to take advantage of this opportunity. Pick click Give is a safe, easy way to make a contribution directly from your PFD to something that you care about. And 100 percent of the money that you donate goes directly to the non-profits that you choose.”
Beatty says that the size of the PFD check this year is expected to be larger than last year due to the ongoing economic recovery.
And even if you have already filed for your Dividend, you can still go back to the website and Pick Click Give for your favorite cause.
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