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Binc Donors Unlock Second Match for Year End Campaign #MoreThanEver

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has met their original $8,000 fundraising match goal, unlocking an additional $5,000 in potential matching funds for its year end campaign.

The Binc Board of Directors, along with a generous founder, offered $8,000 in matching funds as part of the campaign #MoreThanEver which started on Nov. 28. Binc supporters have generously helped achieve the original match, which means Binc will take up one donor’s offer to extend it by an additional $5,000, according to Binc Executive Director Pamela French.

“We were so pleased when a donor took our original #MoreThanEver message to heart and offered to help us increase the match for our year-end campaign,” French said. “Their generosity is going to allow us to help booksellers even more than ever.”

Binc supporters have helped an unprecedented number of booksellers in 2017. The number of booksellers assisted has surpassed the total number helped in 2016 and 2015 combined – with an influx of more than two dozen booksellers requiring disaster relief following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The Foundation also helped booksellers following the wildfires in Northern California and currently is in the process of reaching out to help booksellers in need of assistance after the series of wildfires in the southern part of the state.

The increased need has strained Binc’s budget – $15,000 was originally allotted to help with disaster relief. No bookseller seeking assistance after the disasters was turned away and, as a result, the Foundation has distributed more than five times the budgeted amount. All of this is coupled with a growing awareness of how Binc can help booksellers through emergencies arising from medical expenses, loss of household income and more. Binc has set a year end campaign goal of $20,000 to shrink the gap between the assistance provided this year and the original budgeted amount.

“Every day I talk to booksellers reaching out for help in a moment of need,” said Program Director Kit Steinaway. “This year, I’ve talked to twice as many. It’s impossible to convey the gratitude and hope that radiates from a bookseller when they learn help is on the way. The ability to match an additional $5,000 in donations during our year end campaign means our donors will be able to help booksellers that much more.”

Anyone interested in supporting Binc during their year-end campaign should make a gift here.

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Press Releases

2017

December 2017: #MoreThanEver launches

#MoreThanEver Unlocks Second Match 

August 2017: Chuck Rides Again

Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship Announced

June 2017: Binc partners with Macmillan to introduce diversity scholarship

Binc Announces 2017 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

May 2017: Binc Announces Major Industry Support

May 2017:  Binc Launches Third Campaign to Sustain 

2016

August 2016: Authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson Become Ambassadors for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation

June 2016: Binc Welcomes New Director of Development, Kathy Bartson

June 2016: Binc Announces 2016 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

February 2016: Binc Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Booksellers

January 2016: Binc Announces  2016 Higher Education Scholarship Program

2015

November 2015: Binc Prepares to Write the Next Chapter

June 2015: Binc announces new board member, Julia Cowlishaw

June 2015: Bookseller Chuck Robinson Announces 2400 Mile Cross Country Bike Ride Supporting Three Book Industry and Community Foundations

May 2015: Binc Announces 2015 Higher Education Scholarship Recipients

April 2015: Binc Launches Campaign to Sustain

March 2015: Binc Foundation Announces Program Expansion – Childcare & Eldercare

February 2015: Binc announces new chairs to lead Marketing and Fundraising Committees

January 2015: Binc Welcomes New Board Members for 2015

2014

November 2014: Binc Foundation Announces Signed Book Auction

August 2014: Binc Foundation Announces New Board Members

August 2014: Binc Foundation Honored as 2014 Great Nonprofit

July 2014: Binc Foundation Releases Industry Survey Results

July 2014: Binc Expands Financial Assistance Program to Include Funeral Expenses and Homelssness Prevention

June 2014: Binc Foundation Introduces Matching Grant Pilot Program

May 2014: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

May 2014: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation releases video detailing how they helped one California bookseller eliminate over $100,000 of medical debt

March 2014: Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation initiates industry-wide survey to gauge awareness and program effectiveness.

January 2014: Binc expands scholarship program offering up to $198,500 in higher education scholarships to qualifying bookstore employees and dependents

2013

November 2013: Binc awards scholarships to support booksellers attending Winter Institute 9

July 2013: Binc Foundation announces new board members

July 2013: Binc Foundation announces the recipients of their 2013 Academic Scholarship Program.

June 2013:  Binc Foundation to offer utility shut-off prevention to bookstore employees

May 2013:  Binc Foundation announces Sips & Songs – Great Music for a Great Cause

February 2013:  Binc Foundation announces 2013 higher education scholarship program

2012

January 2012:  Binc Foundation announces 2012 board members

August 2012:  Binc Foundation announces 2012 scholarship results

Binc in the News

2017

June 2017: Binc carries on Border’s legacy

2013

November 2013: Bookstore crisis has a fairytale ending

October 2013: Binc Raises $7,361 at Regional Bookseller Shows

June 2013: Binc Foundation interview on The Lucy Ann Lance Non-Profit Spotlight Show on 1290 WLBY AM for Sips and Songs – scroll down to the 5th interview

2012

February 2012: Binc Foundation finds new purpose

February 2012: Borders Group Foundation changes name, mission to serve book industry employees

June 2012:  It’s Not Billions, but it Can Help Rescue an Artist. (View as PDF)

October 2012: ABA and Binc Partner to Offer Emergency Financial Assistance to Indie Booksellers

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