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.
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 …
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.