in Kodiak are excited about a new way to bring in funding for their
organizations. As KMXT reported last week, Permanent Fund Dividend applicants
will be able to donate part of their annual check from the state to the
nonprofit organization of their choice. Mary Donaldson has this update:
With a new
law recently signed by the governor, organizations only have a short time to
start applying to be listed in the 2008 Permanent Fund Dividend application
that will be distributed in January. The updated application will give PFD recipients
the option to donate part of their dividend to their favorite charity, as long
as the organization meets the qualifications to be listed.
the executive director for the Senior Citizens of Kodiak, says the new law is
an exciting opportunity for all nonprofits. She says it’s getting harder to
make ends meet.
(Branson 1 :31s “…make that contribution.”)
She says because of skyrocketing
costs, her organization is fundraising year round.
Pillans, the executive program director from Threshold Services, says the state
is on the right track in looking for new ways to help nonprofits. He says that
where the economy and cost of fuel is right now, it is hard to get people to
donate to nonprofits.
Kris Jez is
the director of public relations for Hope Community Resources in Anchorage and says this
is another way Alaskans can help out.
(Jez 1 :38s “…in an easy manner.”)
The additional money from the PFD donations
would help nonprofit organizations continue to offer their services to the
general public who may be struggling to get by because of rising living costs.
Jenny Ragland, the public relations
director for the Salvation Army in Anchorage
says her organization is also applying to be on the PFD donations list.
(Ragland :23s “…excited about this new opportunity”)
Interested nonprofit organizations have
less than 2 weeks to apply to be listed on the 2008 PFD application. The
deadline is June 16th .
I’m Mary Donaldson.
HOST TAG: application information can be found at foraker group-dot-org