The History of
Lions Volunteer Blind Industries
October of 1951, men of vision responded to a need of people who were
blind in East Tennessee, and Lions Volunteer Blind Industries came into
being. Because of the combined efforts of Lions Club members, National
Industries for the Blind, the State of Tennessee and interested
individuals, we began our mission of affording blind people throughout
the state with opportunities for “Independence through employment.”
1951, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries has been helping the American
Dream come true for thousands of visually impaired individuals across
the state. Our goal is to help people who are blind to help themselves
by achieving personal and economic independence . What began as a
small manufacturing site with only seven blind employees has grown into
a,highly competitive work environment where quality, delivery, and
competitive pricing drive our market.
"Providing blind people with the dignity of independence through employment"