DC Comics Partners With Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) & Donates $250K Plus Jim Lee Art Auction Monies To Support Struggling Retailors Due To Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic!

DC Comics Partners With Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) and Donates $250K Plus Jim Lee Art Auction Monies To Support Struggling Retailors Due To Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic!

Diamond reports:

Binc describes itself as follows.

      Binc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need. The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing unexpected financial crises. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.

      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.

      It began in 1996 when booksellers at Borders Group, Inc. had a vision: to start a nonprofit foundation with the purpose of helping bookstore employees in need. Their wish was to have an ongoing method for booksellers to help each other. From its beginning, as the Borders Group Foundation, funding was provided by company executives, individual employee payroll contributions, and donations from publishers and vendors. In 2011 following the liquidation of Borders, the organization was renamed the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation. At this time the scope of the Foundation expanded to assist any qualifying employee of a brick-and-mortar bookstore within the U.S.

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