There are many ways to help!
We invite you to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors, friends, and fellow community members in southern southeast Alaska. Support you give to Community Connections helps to fill in the gaps, and meet needs that otherwise would go unmet. Last year, the dollars raised by Community Connections through Pick.Click.Give. went to support projects focused on children in our community.
Donating online is easy! You can make a one-time donation or set up a monthly donation, using credit card or your Paypal account. Visit our online donation page.
Donate in Person
If you prefer to donate in person, you can fill out a paper form and return it to our Ketchikan or Craig offices.
Do you have too many A&P receipts floating around your wallet and your car? If you do, hand them over to us! Our organization can submit them back to A&P for store credit (1% of the total) that allows us to buy food and supplies for our programs. Drop them in the little wicker basket at our front desk. Receipts are accepted from both A&P Ketchikan and Thorne Bay Market.
Gift cards /tickets
Got tickets to community events, concerts, or tours? Or how about gift cards for local restaurants and shops? Donate them to Community Connections, and make someone’s day. Call 907.225.7825 to arrange pick up or drop off.
Sponsor one of our events
Sponsor our annual Holiday Sock Drive! We provide warm socks and winter outerwear to families in need during the holiday season. Your contribution will allow us to reach more families. Call 907.225.7825 for more information.
Pick Click Give
You can donate directly from your Permanent Fund dividend with the Pick, Click, Give program. Please visit the Pick.Click.Give. site for more information.
Do you buy a lot of stuff on Amazon these days? Did you know that you can tell Amazon to donate to a charity of your choice, every time you purchase something? At no extra cost to you! Don’t delay- go to smile.amazon.com and search for “Community Connections Ketchikan.” Select us as your organization, and every time you use Amazon, they’ll donate part of the purchase price to us. Note: you have to be on Smile.Amazon.com for this to work, not the regular Amazon website. To make it easier, just bookmark “smile.amazon.com” in your browser so you don’t have to remember each time. Your support is much appreciated!!
Why Should I Donate?
Thirty years ago, Community Connections was founded with a vision that people who needed supports could receive them in their own home community. Over the years we have achieved tremendous growth in the quality and accessibility of our services. We currently serve nearly 700 people each year. As relationships and connections have grown, our philosophy and values have remained unchanged. The individuals we serve are at the center of everything we do.
We humbly request that if you or someone close to you has been a recipient of Community Connections services, if your life has been touched and made better by what we do, then take the opportunity to contribute to a most meaningful cause, and forever mark your support of our commitment to the communities we serve.
Our Children’s Mental Health (CMH) provides one of the many services we offer that strengthen our community. The program provides youth requiring behavioral interventions an opportunity to participate in a therapeutic wilderness expedition including camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing.
While visiting the program a few summers ago, a clinical director of CMH experienced first-hand the healing power of nature. A young man was considering dropping out mid-way through the expedition and the director was hoping to help change his mind. They were out in a kayak near a bed of kelp to reflect and talk about it. Each time the director said something poignant, a whale breached.
“You really have a lot of strength.” The whale appeared.
“You are going to influence others whether it’s positive or negative.” The whale popped up again, almost as in agreement with the clinical director.
This continued for another 20 minutes and both the young man and the clinical director felt an immense sense of peace within themselves. The young man decided to continue and became a positive leader for the rest of the group.
Experiences like these are what make this program so unique and powerful for the participants. They are given the opportunity to learn important individual reflection, team building skills, primitive skills, and survival techniques to capitalize on the tremendous personal growth that the wilderness shares with us.
We invite you to help us make a difference in the lives of your neighbors, friends and fellow community members.
Thank you to those who have donated so far. Please remember us in your estate planning.