The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks hit the bank accounts of Alaskans who opted for direct deposit of their annual check Thursday. Some philanthropic Alaskans used their PFDs to donate to their favorite Alaskan charities. United Way of Southeast Alaska received $4,525 from 46 donors in this year's Pick. Click. Give. program.
The opportunity to sign up for the Pick. Click. Give. program will start again in January when Alaska residents can register for their 2011 PFD.