Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL)

 Give the Gift of Independence and Opportunity this Holiday Season

INL Production Worker Lark Braun

INL Production Worker Lark Braun

Lark Braun, a Spokane native, has worked at Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL) since March 2010. As a Senior Production Worker, Lark can be found assembling and packaging aerospace parts and office supplies such as wallboards, file folders, paper trimmers, and easels.

”Working at INL has provided me with a job when other employers are skeptical of the abilities of people who are blind,” says Lark. ”INL has helped me become independent.”

Because of your commitment to our mission, INL was able to double our manufacturing and warehouse space this year, allowing us to create even more opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency.

As an important member of the Lighthouse family, you understand that we are breaking down barriers to employment by providing the necessary skills training, confidence building opportunities, and by creating an inclusive, respectful environment that is crucial in helping our employees achieve success in the workplace.

You can make a remarkable difference in the lives of adults who are blind and visually impaired in our community this holiday season. With your gift comes the knowledge that you are giving someone else the opportunity to empower him or herself and change their own life.

Please consider contributing to INL’s important work by making your donation today and investing in the future of our community.

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Address: 6405 N. Addison Street | Spokane, WA 99208 [map]

Main: (509) 487-0405

From left to right: INL workers Rodney Christiansen, Jennifer Marshall, Maria Bradford (sitting), Ron Cook, David Guy, Karl Schaeffler, Mike Robinson

The first satellite operation of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., the Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL) has helped to expand job opportunities to blind people across Washington State. Hiring the first blind employee at INL in June 2008, today we employ 52 blind individuals in Spokane and plan to add more jobs in the year to come. Products currently manufactured at the INL include Quartet/SKILCRAFT co-branded wallboards, hanging file folders, spring-back binders, paper trimmers, and dry-erase easels.

INL Production workers Jeremy Stanton (left) and Mark Shively (right)The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. relies on generous community members to sustain and grow employment opportunities for blind people in the Eastern Washington area. To find out how you can help, please contact Development and Public Relations Director Shawn Dobbs at (509) 487-0405 or via e-mail at

We are always looking to create new partnerships and relationships with people and organizations that will help us advance our mission of providing employment and services for those who are blind, Deaf-Blind and blind with other disabilities. If you are interested in our hiring process, or have questions about our facility, please contact our Director of Recruiting Kevin Daniel at 1-800-914-7307 or


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Our Mission: To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency
for people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities.

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