Nearly 5 percent of eligible Alaskans shared a portion of their annual Permanent Fund Dividend with nonprofit agencies throughout the state. According to the Alaska Department of Revenue Permanent Fund Dividend Division, a little more than 26,000 Alaskans pledged about $2.5 million through the Pick Click Give program.
In Ketchikan, 12 nonprofit agencies signed up with Pick Click Give received more than $25,000 through the program. Of those local agencies, Women in Safe Homes received the most, with $5,350 pledged; followed by First City Players, $4,850; and Ketchikan Humane Society, $3,725.
According to the state, total contributions grew 10 percent over last year with almost 3,000 more Alaskans donating through Pick Click Give than in 2012.