Around the Block: the Book Industry Charitable Foundation

We’re building a community here at Kill Your Darlings Candle Company, one to which we contribute financially at your direction when you check out on our online store.

Throughout our preorder window, we’ll be introducing you to the organizations to which you can instruct us to contribute 10% of your order subtotal (or 5% once the window closes).

So let’s meet one of these organizations, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation!

According to their website,

[The Book Industry Charitable Foundation] is a nonprofit that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Our core program provides assistance to employees and shop owners who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances.

Since its inception, the organization has provided over $7 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,800+ families. Support for the Foundationโ€™s programs and services comes from all sectors of the book and comic industries.

Our mission is to strengthen the bookselling and comic retail 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 and comic people.

“What We Do,” Book Industry Charitable Foundation

At Kill Your Darlings Candle Company, we’re proud to back organizations like BINC that are watching out for independent book and comic stores, as well as their employees.

But we can only offer that support with your help.

Our fledgling operation and great organizations like the Book Industry Charitable Foundation would be grateful for your contributions.

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