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Alaskans give $2.4 million through Pick.Click.Give.

The Permanent Fund Dividend amount has been announced for 2013, and Alaskans each will get their share either deposited directly into their bank accounts or mailed to them starting Oct. 3rd.

Some Alaskans won’t get the full $900, though. About 5 percent of those receiving a PFD this year have chosen to give a portion of their annual check to state nonprofit agencies through the Pick.Click.Give. program.

According to the program’s website, Alaskans have pledged about $2.4 million of their PFDs for state organizations, with shelters for people and animals, and public broadcasting at the top of the list.

In Ketchikan, 13 nonprofit agencies received about $25,000 through the program. Women in Safe Homes received the most donations, followed by First City Players and the Ketchikan Humane Society.

Below is a list of each local nonprofit agency that received pledges, and the amount each will get:

- Community Connections: $1,225

- First City Council on Cancer: $2,025

- First City Homeless Services: $2,350

- First City Players: $4,850

- Friends Of The Ketchikan Public Library: $750

- Ketchikan Humane Society: $3,725

- Ketchikan Pioneers Home Foundation: $2,150

- Ketchikan Youth Initiatives: $550

- Love INC Gateway Affiliate: $775

- PeaceHealth Ketchikan General Hospital: $550

- Rainbird Community Broadcasting CoastAlaska: $1,100

- Women in Safe Homes: $5,350

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