Charitable organizations thrive on Pick Click Give donations

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE - AK Child and Family is one of more than 200 Anchorage organizations that receive donations from Pick Click Give; A program that allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their permanent fund dividend.

Last year AK Child and Family received 9,000 dollars from Pick Click Give Donations and that money staff says goes a long way.

President and CEO Denis McCarville says it goes to "making sure that when the kids grow out of clothes that we have new clothes for them...All the stuff it takes to raise children."

Staff says each day they serve more than 150 children in the community. This year the group turned to social media to get the word out and tell people how quickly the smallest of donations add up.

"we are just doing little tidbits, watching the amount of donors go up," says Angie Rush the Director of Donor Development. "it's just kind of great to see the people of anchorage and allover Alaska giving back."

And they hope at least some of the Alaskans signing up for the highly anticipated PFD are choosing to pick click and give.