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2011 top Pick. Click. Give. causes announced Organizations to receive contributions in mid-October

ANCHORAGE, AK – October 10, 2011 -- The Department of Revenue this week released figures showing the lion’s share of charitable cash contributions made from Alaskans’ 2011 Permanent Fund Dividends through Pick. Click. Give. Top recipients include charities focused on hunger, homelessness, and Alaskans in emergency situations.

“Alaskans spoke with their dividend this year,” said Jordan Marshall, special projects manager with Rasmuson Foundation, one of the supporters of Pick. Click. Give. “The greatest number of gifts were directed toward Alaskans who are struggling to make ends meet or who have been touched by some misfortune. Alaskans also clearly care about their pets.”

The list of organizations and the amount they received in the first distribution for 2011 is available at www.PickClickGive.org under “Quick Links” on the home page. A searchable list of organizations that qualified for the 2012 program also is available on the website under “Search 2012 Organizations.”

“We are grateful to everyone who gave,” said Marshall, “and we thank them for their generous donations and support of Pick. Click. Give.”

Close to 19,000 Alaskans gave $1.5 million this year, the third year of the program. That compares to a little over 5,000 people giving $545,000 in 2009, and 9,500 people giving $927,000 last year.

A check and list of donors will be mailed to each organization before the end of this month.

These totals represent the majority of donations made to specific organizations. Another distribution later this year is scheduled to include a small number of contributions made by applicants whose individual dividend amount has not yet been finalized.

 


For more information, please visit www.PickClickGive.org.

Pick. Click. Give. is coordinated through a partnership including the Permanent Fund Dividend Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, the Alaska Giving Coalition, United Way of Anchorage and the Alaska Community Foundation. The Pick. Click. Give. statewide outreach campaign is made possible through financial support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, BP Alaska, ConocoPhillips Alaska, the Mat-Su Health Foundation, the Friends of the Alaska Children’s Trust, The Atwood Foundation, Providence Health + Services Alaska, Flint Hills Resources Alaska and Rasmuson Foundation. Also, providing generous amounts of in-kind support are Alaska Public Radio Network, CoastAlaska and Alaska One public broadcasting, The Alaska Club and the Alaska Aces.

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