More than 400 nonprofit organizations will receive donations from the 2012 "Pick. Click. Give." campaign by the end of October.
The Pick. Click. Give. program allows Alaskan residents to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to the organization of their choice when they file for their PFD online.
Alaskans gave in record numbers this year, according to data provided by the Permanent Fund Dividend Division of the Alaska State Department of Revenue. As of April 1, 2012 (the close of the regular three-month filing period for the annual PFD) over 23,000 individuals had pledged more than 37,000 gifts, totaling more than $2,200,000.
"The impact of donations from Pick. Click. Give. ripples through the communities in many ways," says Debbie Bitney, Director of the Permanent Fund Division. "More hungry families and children can be fed, more animals can be rescued, public broadcasting stations can enhance their service, more abused women and their children can be sheltered. There's a long list of causes that are being served through the generosity of Alaskans who give through Pick. Click. Give."
The 2012 campaign went over its goal by $200,000, an increase of nearly 50 percent over the 2011 total. Top recipients of gifts this year were Bean's Cafe, KSKA/KAKM/APRN, Food Bank of Alaska, and Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue.
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