The Alaska Department of Revenue has released the preliminary figures for the 2014 Pick. Click. Give. program. This year, Alaskans have pledged a record $2.7 million dollars through the program, which allows individuals to designate part of their PFD payment to non-profit organizations. This year’s contributions represent an increase of more than $300,000 from last year, and the average amount donated by each individual topped $100.
In the Upper Valley, nine organizations received pledges from Pick. Click. Give, totaling $30,775. Clear Creek Cat Rescue received the most contributions, with $9,950 pledged by 218 donors. Other organizations that participated include the Denali Arts Council, Friends of the Talkeetna Library, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation, KTNA, Northern Susitna Institute, Sunshine Station Childcare Center, the Talkeetna Historical Society, and the Willow Public Library.
This week’s figures represent pledges made as of March 31st, when PFD applications closed. Residents who have already filed for their PFD can still choose to make a Pick. Click. Give. donation through the end of August.