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NEWS CCW Editor JUNEAU - When the 2009 Permanent Fund Dividend application period opens Jan. 1, Alaskans will have the option to automatically donate a portion of their dividends to more than 330 non-profits in the state.

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Brenda Hewitt, president of United Way of Southeast Alaska, said she believes giving Alaskans the option to automatically donate a portion of their PFD to more than 330 nonprofits in the state will encourage more charitable giving.
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Brenda Hewitt, president of United Way of Southeast Alaska, said she believes giving Alaskans the option to automatically donate a portion of their PFD to more than 330 nonprofits in the state will encourage more charitable giving. "It's kind of a universal belief that most people (who) do not give to a non profit (don't do so) because they haven't been asked," she said.
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