If you’re a bookseller, I hope you’ll take a moment and fill out the Booksellers Charitable Foundation’s survey to gauge program awareness and effectiveness.
I’ve mentioned BINC before. This nonprofit foundation has its roots with Borders, whose employees contributed to a fund to help one another in times personal need. Now the Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the general bookselling community. Its core mission remains providing assistance to bookstore employees who have a financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. In recent years that mission has expanded to scholarship assistance. Now the organization wants to know what else it can do and how to do it better.
If you’re currently a bookseller, please take five minutes (literally, it’ll take five minutes) and complete the survey before the March 16, 2014 deadline. You’ll be eligible to win a grand prize of a $250 American Express gift card or one of ten $25 American Express gift cards for giving your time to help the community.
If the hyperlink above doesn’t work, click this link: http://www.bincfoundation.org
Thanks for helping!