financial safety net

Thank You for Helping to Put Food on the Table

In the past six weeks a new worry has appeared as the chief need for people seeking help. Food. Yes; there are still fears that the rent payment would be late, but they are worried about getting groceries for the next five days.

You Reminded a Bookseller That They Are Not Alone

It starts with something small. A late payment. An unexpected expense. Then it snowballs and suddenly a bookseller is living in a dark and cold apartment with no heat, light, or running water. Thanks to you, a grant from Binc allowed them to get the water and electricity reconnected bringing light, warmth, and hope back into their home.

What We’ve Learned in the Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Two years ago, the news was overtaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing heartache and breathtaking change to the world.  Businesses closed. People lost their jobs and paychecks. Hospitals operated at and even beyond their capacity.  The news was filled with stories of confusion, worry, illness, uncertainty, anxiety, and fear.  And, if you read about it

Community Comes Together for a Bookseller

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. 

You Helped A Bookseller Find Shelter

Doormat reading "Home Sweet Home" surrounded by moving boxes, featuring a houseplant and a cup of tea

Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, but a bookseller found themselves grappling with housing insecurity when their building was unexpectedly sold.

You Helped A Bookseller Put Family First

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.

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