You Helped A Bookseller Find Shelter

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

Finding a safe place to live was proving impossible since they needed to come up with the necessary cash to cover a security deposit, two month’s rent, and the utility deposit on very short notice. Unsure what to do, they thought of Binc and made the call. Binc’s program manager answered, and for the first time since hearing the news of their building’s sale the bookseller felt hope.

Your support provided the needed funds and paved the way for this bookseller to find a safe and affordable place to live, eliminating the fear, stress, and the very real possibility of homelessness.

From their new home, they wrote to Binc saying, “Thank you so much! This is amazing and life-changing! I so appreciate the work you do and the foundation’s help.”

Your support changes lives. We echo that thanks.

You make it possible for Binc to answer the calls from those working to make ends meet. You make hope a reality. Thank you.

*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 have been going through a really rough time with repeated hospitalizations. Financially struggling, my friend told me about Binc. So, I took a chance and the program manager was so helpful and understanding. She made the process easy and made me feel at ease. Thanks to Binc and the help they provided I definitely felt a huge weight off my shoulders. I can never thank y’all enough!! If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask.”

— A bookseller you helped**

**Quotes may be edited for length, clarity and to help preserve confidentiality.


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