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Dear Friend,  
Your gift is needed now! Gift the warmth of a home to a book or comic seller who is living out of their car or at risk of losing their heat.

It seems unimaginable, yet this is the reality we are increasingly seeing as book and comic sellers are living closer than ever to the edge. We’ve received four calls this year from booksellers living out of their cars and had a gut-wrenching call last week from a couple who are living in their car with a young toddler, yet still opening their store every single day and championing books they love. 
Your gift today will provide emergency financial relief to dedicated book and comic sellers and owners across the country and can help with everything from eviction prevention to cancer treatment to funeral expenses for a spouse.  

 The number of book and comic employees facing unforeseen (non-pandemic) emergencies has more than doubled. Help us reach our goal of $100,000 before the end of the year!
Your support ensures there will be:
  • Someone to answer their call.
  • Someone to listen and help them unravel their complex circumstances.
  • Someone to personally assist them with finding solutions.

-The Team at Binc

*Check if your employer matches charitable donations! Your gift could be doubled.

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Listen up! This holiday season, when you support Binc, you'll get an audiobook of your choice from our friends @librofm. It's a little thank you from us to you.
  • Give from $100 to $499 and get one audiobook credit.
  • Give $500+ and get three audiobook credits.
  • Offer ends December 31st.
Year-End Giving Reminders:
  • When mailing a gift, it is the postmark date, not the check date, that determines your tax year benefit.
  • Online giving is a great option for last-minute year-end gifts and it is available 24/7 here.
  • Gifts may be made via check, credit card, stock, donor-advised fund, IRA, or through estate planning.
  • For stock gifts please consider the market timeline and deadlines, stock-giving instructions are here.
  • All gifts of any amount are appreciated: a one-time donation, payroll deduction, or monthly recurring donation.
  • Questions about making a gift to Binc?  Please contact Binc's development director, Kathy Bartson at
Checks made out to 'Binc Foundation' should be mailed to:
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
3135 South State Street, Suite 203
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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 book and comic communities. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to bookstore and comic shop employees and owners 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 industry. The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees 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 people. Additional information can be found at

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