GCI announced the recipients of its 2018 philanthropy campaign. “As a company with Alaska roots and a growing nationwide market, GCI support nonprofits that are making a positive difference in the communities where our customers and employees live.”
The winter solstice is the shortest darkest day of the year. But on December 21st, the Mac Center in Eagle River was filled with light. Enthusiastic fans came to cheer on their favorite high school hockey team, and they brought gifts as well. Each year, the Mustangs and the Wolves take this opportunity to support a local charity. These rivals come to the game to win, but both teams know that this game is about more than just bragging rights. This year 500 items were collected for Covenant House. Gloves, socks, hair products, makeup, headphones, hats, cash, and baked goods were delivered the next day. This was a special night for some young skaters as well. Six players from the two Mustang Hockey Association Mites teams were invited to warm up with the high school players. Wolves and Mustang players had a great time, as did the Mites. When it was time to announce the lineup, they skated up to the blueline with their buddies in tow. Once players shook hands, and Mites were off the ice, it was time to get down to business. The game lived up to the hype and anticipated battle among friends.
Anchorage, AK Gary Cox of Real Estate Brokers of Alaska, also known as The Alaska Real Estate King, dropped off an initial installment on their 2018 STAR Pledge to Jennifer Brown, STAR Development Manager. The AlaskaReaEstateKing.com Team have pledged an aggressive goal of support in excess of $25,000 to STAR.
Thanksgiving is here. Ideally, this day should be about more than football and the imminent arrival of Black Friday mega-sales. After all, the spirit of the holiday invites us to be grateful for what we have and for the presence of our loved ones. But it’s important to look beyond just one day in November if you want your family to take part in your “abundance.”
Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax benefits. To begin with, you’ll want to make sure you are giving to a reputable charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions.
Homestead Elementary Student Leadership Council is made up of 38 fourth-sixth graders. Recently they organized an event to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Their well attended Walk-a-thon raised a total of $3,023.
$1574.00. That is the amount printed on the giant check a thankful Bishop Bobby Jones received on behalf of the Food Pantry at Harvest Christian Fellowship on August 15, 2017. Cody Morey and Josh Zullo of Keller Williams Alaska Group were looking for ways to be involved with Bear Paw this year. “We got to talking with the guys from Garcia’s, and they agreed to let us volunteer in their beer tent so we could donate our tips. They even agreed to match what we made.” Morey says.