vol. 21 // November 2021
It’s no secret that single parenting small children is tough under the best of circumstances. 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.
This bookseller works two jobs and manages their household budget very carefully. A single setback like taking a week off work can threaten the financial balance of a tightly run household. Imagine the stress of trying to negotiate the health care your children need knowing your loss of income could cause you to lose the home you all live in. Missing a week of income with additional expenses from medical bills completely jeopardizes your household finances. The stress is unbearable.
Thanks to you, this bookseller received a grant from Binc and was able to pay one month’s rent plus the additional medical bills. You gave this parent the gift to stay home with their sick kids knowing it would not cause them to fall behind on their monthly expenses.
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.
The best news is … all three children are healthy and this bookseller is back to work.
*Confidentiality is a core component of any assistance Binc provides. Some events may have been compressed and details might be included from another story to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all those who receive assistance from Binc.
“I just don’t even have the words to form the amount of appreciation and gratitude I feel that this organization exists and fills a need that most organizations can’t.”
— A bookseller you helped**
**Quotes may be edited for length, clarity and to help preserve confidentiality.