Begins June 10, 2022!
Over the past two years book and comic stores across the country pivoted and rose to meet the need in their communities. They did this while facing unprecedented personal challenges that affected their own household financial stability.
The #ReadLoveSupportBinc Challenge is a great way to honor booksellers and comic retailers and raise money to continue to provide assistance as they face the financial and emotional impact of the pandemic, inflation, lack of affordable housing, high cost of healthcare, and the strain on their mental health.
Your participation in the #ReadLoveSupportBinc Challenge, and your donation to Binc, will provide real help for the employees and owners of bookstores and comic shops in need.
Binc provides crucial assistance every day, helping to keep financial hardships from becoming financial catastrophes.
Easy step-by-step directions for your #ReadLoveSupportBinc Challenge post or video- all on one sheet!
Include the link in your post, and ask others to join you by making a donation to Binc.
Supporting booksellers means supporting communities.
Download a poster to display in your store.
Encourage your customers to #ReadLoveSupportBinc, and help the employees of bookstores and comic shops by making a donation to Binc.
Use these #ReadLoveSupportBinc assets in social media.
Be creative and include them in your store’s website and newsletter.
Invite your fans and customers to #ReadLoveSupportBinc.
Your video will be uniquely YOU!
Use these as examples of what your #ReadLoveSupportBinc video could be.
Make a video or snap a photo with or without your TBR (To Be Read) stack!
Snap a photo of your TBR stack and use it as your #ReadLoveSupportBinc post.
– Use a photo instead of a #ReadLoveSupportBinc video when you invite others to join you in helping employees and owners of bookstores and comic shops through a donation to Binc!
– Post a photo in addition to your #ReadLoveSupportBinc video and keep the conversation going!
Without a TBR Stack!
Questions about the #ReadLoveSupportBinc Challenge?
Have ideas on how you or your company can support Binc even after the #ReadLoveSupportBinc Challenge?
Want to set up a monthly recurring donation?
Get in touch with Binc’s development director, Kathy Bartson.
Checks can be made out to “Binc Foundation” and mailed to:
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
3135 South State Street, Suite 203
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
It brings me happiness to know that even with a small contribution, I can help booksellers across the country when crisis strikes. Books, bookstores, and booksellers bring me such joy that it means something to me to be able to contribute to relief when booksellers are struggling. We all need a boost at times, and I’m happy that I can provide a small one. After setting up my monthly contribution, I got a very sweet phone call from the folks at Binc. Their genuine care for both their donors and their recipients was heart warming. Thrilled to be contributing to this organization.—Grumpy Bookworm
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