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Elise G.

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Review for Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I can't begin to say how much BINC has helped me.

I'm a young bookseller in my early 20s, fresh out of undergrad and post-grad, with very, very little savings. I started experiencing a lot of dental pain, and when I went to the dentist, they hit me with a doozy—thousands in dental work, most of it extremely time-sensitive. I confirmed it with two other dentists and started breaking down. I didn't have the money, didn't have a means of making more in time to afford anything, and every payment plan I looked at would've required more loans just to get the work I needed done.

I reached out to BINC after my supervisor recommended them, and sure enough, they turned out to be my heroes. They worked with me quickly, efficiently, and moreover kindly. They cared that I was afraid and worried, and wanted to help as much as they could. The process for getting help was easy and uncomplicated, and they ended up helping me find affordable care, as well as approving financial assistance for the entire dental work bill! They took care of all of it! I'd never been so grateful. It's already scary not knowing if you can afford groceries, but having someone do everything they can to make sure that that fear isn't pushed further is amazing. I cannot recommend applying, or donating, to this foundation enough: they care far more than is ever asked of them, and do more than anyone ever needs to.

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