A Message from Foundation Board Member George Kraft
My history with The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. began in 1989 as a sales representative for The BoxMaker, Inc. My goal was to begin a long-term relationship and I’m happy to say we are going on our 25th year together.
During this time, I have met and interacted with many employees from the shipping room to the President and CEO. Many have become my friends. I am continually impressed that every day the employees, who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities, manufacture products ranging from canteens, easels, entrenching tools, hydration packs, wallboards, file folders, and replacement parts for commercial aircraft. They perform this work from the training provided by the Lighthouse. This allows over 240 employees with visual disabilities to live self-sufficient lives. Their camaraderie is evident whenever I have the pleasure of being in their work areas.
When the opportunity to become a member of Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation’s Board came up, I raised my hand. I am in my second year. I enjoy working with my fellow board members to encourage others to support the mission of the Lighthouse. One of the best ways to develop that interest is to take people on a tour to see first-hand the Lighthouse employees in action.
I would be glad to take you on a tour. Just call me at 206-499-0529, and we will arrange it. Thanks for listening and supporting our mission.
Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation