The New York Times (NYTimes), today, reports on the great success achieved by the recent Creators4Comics charity auction as organised by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) that has been reported as raising a whopping $430,000 to help support retailers. That’s huge amount and all from the charitable donations of comicdom’s creators big and small.
Pamela French, one of the key organisers and Executive Director of the BINC told the NYTimes that there are different criteria for aid to individuals and businesses, “If someone’s rent was $1,000, they’d fall into a $1,200-and-under” grant, while stores will “have to verify that they’ve lost 50 percent or more of their sales,” and confirm insufficient savings. But, she added, “our goal is not to turn anyone away.”
So, it looks like there may be some light at the end of the tunnel yet. And a lot of happier people, on both sides of the counter.
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