The Binc Foundation Extends Campaign to Increase Monthly Donors with a Matching Gift

Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation

Bookstore owner and author Zibby Owens will make a $50 gift on behalf of the next 140 new donors who make a monthly commitment to the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation before June 23. A monthly donation of any amount will help unlock Owens’ generous $7,000 gift and ensure Binc can continue to Do Good All Year. 

Owens is also creator and host of the award-winning daily podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books.

Binc is the only nonprofit in the country dedicated to assisting booksellers and comic shop employees in need. Its core program supports employees and shop owners who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Binc also works to give access to mental health therapy, connects people with local resources, and supports career advancement and professional development for booksellers and comic retailers across the country.

A friendly competition among members of the country’s regional independent booksellers’ associations kicked off the Do Good All Year campaign to increase the number of recurring monthly donors to the foundation, bringing in 63 new commitments. The New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) won an ice cream party at its fall tradeshow, and the Southern, New Atlantic and California associations tied for second.