By Ceri Godinez
Wrangell Sentinel 

PFD donations don't change much with higher payout


This year, deposits of about $3,200 each will begin appearing in Alaskans’ bank accounts on Sept. 20, but so far the promise of a record-high combined Permanent Fund dividend and energy relief payment hasn’t translated to more charitable giving.

Since the Alaska Legislature approved the large payout in May, Alaskans had donated an additional $14,000 as of last week through Pick.Click.Give., the online charitable giving program linked to the PFD.

“This is typical for this time frame, every year,” Pick.Click.Give. senior program officer Jessie Lavoie said July 11.

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