ANCHORAGE - Good news for Alaska's nonprofits: The Pick.Click.Give. program saw a 65 percent increase in the number of pledged donations, and over $815,000 was pledged to support qualifying nonprofit organizations, community foundations or campuses of the University of Alaska participating in the program.
"Many Alaskans will receive much-needed assistance, thanks to their neighbors around the state who used this opportunity to give," said Jordan Marshall, Initiatives & Special Projects manager with the Rasmuson Foundation. "Together, we are going to have an impact on the lives of people in every corner of Alaska who need this support."
As of the March 31 Permanent Fund Dividend filing deadline, 8,664 Alaskans made a total of 12,739 pledges through Pick. Click. Give. That's up from 5,173 donors and 7,698 pledges in 2009, the first year of the program.
Those numbers aren't final, though. The Alaska Department of Revenue has established a second chance process for those who still want to donate. Anyone who filed for the 2010 PFD online can go to www.pfd.state.ak.us and amend their donation.
Between April 5 and May 31, every Alaskan who successfully filed an online PFD application will have a second chance to make Pick.Click.Give donations. This option is available to anyone who tried unsuccessfully to donate, or who would like to make new or additional donations. The original online application date and confirmation number are not affected by using this opportunity.
Information on the PFD Charitable Contributions Program can be found at www.PickClickGive.org. Alaskans also can join the campaign on social networks including Facebook and Twitter, and learn more on the blog at www.PickClickGive.org/blog.
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