The AARC can’t operate and maintain the resources we own and operate without adequate funding. Expenses include rent for repeater sites, web and telephone services, club station facility rent, insurance, vehicle and generator fuel, vehicle registration, etc.
We can accept tax-deductible donations as we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are happy to accept direct donations or contributions but are always exploring other ways to generate the needed income to fund our important activities.
Amazon Smile is one way we can accept donations. If you use Amazon to purchase goods, if you simply start at https://smile.amazon.com, you can log in to your Amazon account as usual, but also have 0.5 percent of each purchase donated to the AARC. Simply log in, then search for and designate the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club as your designated charity. To make it a bit easier, here’s a link that can help:
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
The AARC is enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. When you link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club, you help the club earn a donation! The AARC’s Fred Meyer non-profit number is 94846.
You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
If you don’t have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.