Ann Arbor, MI—Thanks to Macmillan Publishers, gifts made to the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation will have double the impact. Macmillan will match all gifts, regardless of size, up to $5,000 to meet the increasing needs of bookstore and comic shop employees and owners. At least nine stores have already been impacted by severe flooding in Vermont and other communities throughout the Northeast and parts of New York.
The Foundation receives requests every day from book and comic store employees and owners experiencing unforeseen emergency financial, medical and mental health hardships, and has helped stores around the country recover after natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were devastated to see the national headlines with photographs and video of damage to beloved community bookstores and are so grateful for our friends at Macmillan and their willingness to partner with us in support of bookstores and comic shops,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French. “Thanks to Macmillan for helping ensure Binc is here to help.”
Double the impact of a gift to Binc by donating today and join Macmillan in supporting the employees and owners of bookstore and comic shops.
The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided over $11 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 10,000 families. Support for the Foundation’s programs and services come from all sectors of the book and comic industries. Binc’s mission is to strengthen the bookselling and comic shop communities through charitable programs that support employees, owners, and their families. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net. It is our vision to be a caring community of book and comic people. Additional information can be found at http://www.bincfoundation.org.