This bookseller was able to use two Binc programs – matching grants and the emergency financial assistance program. Your support allowed Binc to match what the bookseller’s local community raised, and provided enough additional assistance to pay for their travel expenses, and also the cremation and burial for their loved one.
When a bookseller, who parents three small children, needed to take a week off work to care for all three of their seriously sick children it sent the family’s financial situation into what could have been a downward spiral. Your support is part of the safety net for this bookseller and the many other booksellers and comic shop employees and owners that face unexpected financial difficulties.
We sometimes hear that a bookseller or comic employee is so worried about a possible medical bill they put off going to the doctor or dentist for a long time. In situations like these, Binc’s assistance is not only monetary. With your help, Binc offers financial and informational resources and a compassionate ear.
Bad Things Happening to Good People could be the title of one bookseller’s story. To receive assistance from Binc, a book or comic book store employee must experience an unforeseen financial hardship, referred to as a “qualifying event.” When this bookseller contacted Binc, she had experienced eight separate qualifying events in the previous 15-month period.
In many cases of natural disasters like flooding, earthquake, and fire, Binc’s help is part of the solution for the business. Insurance, community fundraising, and a Binc grant all working together mean this bookstore is once again open for business. It’s wonderful to join communities of book lovers helping bookstores recover from challenging circumstances.