San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center® (BSC) program by highlighting the workplace capabilities of people who are blind and their support of our nation’s military and federal government. San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind provides meaningful employment and career opportunities for people who are blind in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
The AbilityOne BSC program harnesses the resources of a nationwide network of providers to offer thousands of quality products to government and military customers. Today, more than 150 BSCs are located on military bases and federal installations across the country. BSCs provide customers with convenient access to thousands of SKILCRAFT® products as well as personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, and other products used in response to COVID-19.
“The 25th Anniversary of the BSC program is a significant milestone in our history. We are honored to provide this necessary service to military communities,” said Johnette Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are proud of our years of service not only helping our men and women in uniform, but also providing opportunities for people who are blind to gain greater independence through rewarding employment.”
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Operates 13 BSCs and a federal ecommerce platform in partnership with National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind. The production and sale of SKILCRAFT products and services through the AbilityOne Program allows NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies to employ nearly 6,000 people who are blind nationwide.
“The success of our Base Supply Centers over the past two decades demonstrates the tremendous value people who are blind bring to the workplace,” said NIB President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lynch. “We are proud to continue working with San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind to expand job opportunities for people who are blind, including our nation’s veterans, as well as supporting the military and federal government.”