We know that Amazon.com is perhaps the biggest and definitely the most widely known online shopping site. It’s possible to find just about anything you can imagine at Amazon.com. Piles of Amazon boxes pass through the Bethel post office every day.
Something less well known about Amazon is AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that gives customers access to the same products as on Amazon.com but with a difference. When customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charities selected by customers from a list of close to a million non-profit organizations. There is no cost to either customers or charities associated with this donation. KYUK is on the list of eligible AmazonSmile charities under Bethel Broadcasting, Inc., our corporate name.
If you value the mission of KYUK and are also an Amazon.com shopper, please consider visiting AmazonSmile the next time you shop online using this AmazonSmile Bethel Broadcasting Inc. link. Amazon will make a 0.5% donation to KYUK from your eligible purchases at no additional cost to you. It’s an easy way to show your support for public media in the YK Delta.
Thank you and happy Thanksgiving.
Election Day has come and gone and we’re still uncertain about who our junior Sentator will be and who will be our governor and lieutenant governor. At least the seemingly endless flood of campaign ads and flyers has come to an end so we can breathe a sigh of relief and turn our attention to other events and rememberances this November.
November is Native Amerian Heritage month. This is an observance that resonates with us here in the YK Delta. Check out the free movie screenings held this month at the cultural center in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Cable subscribers could also check out First Nations Experience (FNX) on UATV on channel 12 of the GCI cable system. FNX offers a wide variety of programs by and about Native Americans across Canada, the US and even Alaska.
November 11th is Veterans Day. This is a day to remember the sacrifices made by the members of our armed forces through out our history. Alaska ranks among the states with very high veterans populations. The YK Delta has many veterans of all armed services, the National Guard and the ATG. Be sure to thank the veterans you know for their service and plan to attend the Veterans Day events here in Bethel or visit the veterans cemetery to pay your respects to our fallen heroes.
Friday November 21st is National Philanthropy Day. This is a day to acknowledge, thank and celebrate those individuals and corporations that support non-profit organizations of all kinds through investments of cash, time and other resources. The terms philanthropy and philanthropist often conjure up images of multimillionaires who start foundations or other charitable enterprises that have a national or global impact. However, we are all philanthropists when we step up and make a contribution of any type or size to a charity or non-profit we believe in supporting.
I want to close by thanking the philanthropists who chose to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to KYUK. Your contributions mean you believe in our public media mission and are willing to commit some of your financial resources to insure our mission continues into the future.
If you’re like me, you are very tired of the negative campaigning this election season and are looking forward to election day when the tidal wave of political ads on television, radio and in our mailboxes will finally end.
Don’t let the negativity of this election season keep you from going to the polls and exercising your right as a United States citizen to vote.
Every vote is important, especially this year when so many races are too close to call and the stakes, both nationally and for Alaska, are so high. Your vote could be the one that decides the future direction of our nation and of our state.
No matter which candidate you support, no matter what your stand is on the ballot initiatives, be sure to make your voice heard.
Vote on Tuesday November 4th.