Book Industry Charitable Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 54 54 reviews 1,832
713 W Ellsworth, Suite A Suite A Ann Arbor MI 48108 USA
Established in 1996, the centerpiece program provides financial assistance to booksellers, who have a demonstrated need, arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided over $5M in charitable assistance to bookstore employees.
emergency personal financial assistance and higher education scholarships.
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Earlier this year I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This isn't easy to diagnose, I learned, and the process required many expensive tests and expensive visits with specialists, as well as a hospital stay and time off work. I paid what I could, but I don't know what I would have done without BINC to help with the remainder. They made the process of applying very easy, even in my exhausted and mentally foggy state, and paid my outstanding bills promptly. The person assisting me even sent me a book on living with chronic illness, and this small kindness meant so much to me. This organization is a true blessing for people in the book business and I can't thank them enough.
BINC is such a helpful foundation! Their help in covering the cremation and travel costs for my mother's memorial will be a huge help in getting my finances back in order. Great people doing great work!
Thank you Binc SO MUCH for helping me get back on my feet! I can focus on my future now that those bills aren't hanging over my head!
A special thanks to Pam and Kit for their patience and kind assistance!
I am so grateful for BINC's generous support to help me complete grad school! I can't say enough. I hope my work as a future SLP justifies their investment. Many thanks. -Lindsey
I am so thankful for the scholarships that BINC has provided me with which has helped me to continue my college education. I am the middle of 7 kids, so my parents are not able to help out much with the cost of nursing school and BINC has been a huge help in this area. Thank you!!
I honestly can't say enough how grateful I am for BINC. With the foundation's tremendous support I am able to continue my college education without as much stress on my financial situation as I have in the past. The scholarship means even more to my parents who work so hard as independent book store owners. It means they have one less child to worry about (there is a total of six kids, four are in college). I can't say thank you enough to everyone who was involved in choosing me as a recipient. I could not be more thankful for this amazing opportunity!
Last year I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and was forced to not only withdraw from school, but also leave work. For 8 months during treatment, I was without a significance source of income and the bills piled up quickly. I was referred to BINC by a co-worker and they have helped me out greatly by offering me a matching grant to supplement my online fundraiser. They helped relive some of the financial burden that comes from undergoing cancer treatment and I'm so grateful they do what they do!
I'll be attending graduate school in the fall to study writing for children after a few years working as a bookseller. I wouldn't be able to attend without BINC! Thank you so much for helping me stay in this field and pursue a dream I wouldn't have even known I had without bookselling.
BINC has given me such great support over the last two years. Without their assistance, I would not have been able to get through school without taking any loans. They have helped make my dreams a reality. This is my last year of eligibility and I want to thank each and every person there is to thank for helping me achieve my goals.
For the past 3 years BINC has helped me achieve my education and career goals by providing me with much needed scholarships to pursue my graduate degree. Thanks to their generosity and consistent support, I was able to pay for school without taking on student loan debt and will be graduating soon burden free. I am so thankful to BINC for making my dreams a reality and honored to be one of their scholarship recipients.