Girl Scouts of Alaska is the premier leadership development program for girls in Alaska. Girl Scouts provides a safe, inclusive environment where girls of all ages from diverse backgrounds develop the courage, confidence and character to become leaders and make the world a better place. Learn more at www.girlscoutsalaska.org.
Alaskans support GSAK through Pick.Click.Give.
Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to share their Permanent Fund Dividend
(PFD) with causes they care about. Girl Scouts of Alaska is pleased to announce
we are part of Pick.Click.Give. for 2014.
Based on the program’s history of success, GSAK is excited to
participate this year! Money
received through Pick.Click.Give. will enable GSAK to expand leadership
opportunities for girls, help send girls to camp, reach more
girls in underserved communities, and develop volunteers to ensure high-quality
"Courage" in Hooper Bay
Spearheaded by the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition, GSAK has
joined other youth-serving organizations to establish a joint marketing
campaign called “LovealaskaYouth.” “Anchorage’s youth represent 30 percent of
our population and 100 percent of our future,” said Deborah Williams, executive
director of the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition. “Our youth are our most
important natural resource, and investing in them through Pick.Click.Give. is
both critically important and rewarding.”
Chugiak resident Gretchen Wehmhoff donates to GSAK through the
Pick.Click.Give program because she believes “Girl Scouts is one of the best organizations
for empowering young women.” A retired educator and current troop leader,
Gretchen is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts (she started as a Brownie when she
moved to Alaska in 1966) who received the organization’s highest achievement. (The
highest achievement is currently called the Girl Scout Gold Award, but it has
been known in the past as the Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, and First Class.) As
an adult Gretchen received the Honor Pin, which recognizes an individual’s
exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
in two or more geographic areas. “Pick.Click.Give. is so easy because I look at
the PFD as ‘free money.’ I donate to three organizations every year, and Girl
Scouts is always one of them,” Gretchen said.
Embracing the possibilities in Metlakatla
Anchorage resident Karen Jordan served on the GSAK board 2010-2013.
Currently, she serves as a member of our Finance Committee. “I usually give my
big donation to Girl Scouts at the Young Women of Distinction luncheon, but in
2012 I decided to donate through Pick.Click.Give. I wanted to set an example
and encourage folks who might not be able to attend the luncheon to give. What’s great
about the Pick.Click.Give program is it gives participants the opportunity to not
only seek out new organizations, but make an additional gift to those
organizations they already support.”
The 2014 PFD filing period runs Jan. 1 through March 31. Donating is
1. Complete your PFD online 2. Choose "Participate in Pick.Click.Give." 3. Search for "Girl Scouts of Alaska" 4. Choose "Girl Scouts of Alaska" 5. Contribute