"Providing blind people with the dignity of independence through employment"
The History of
Lions Volunteer Blind Industries

In 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.”

Since 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.