Possibility. That’s the spirit at Industries of the Blind.
Be part of the amazing transformations that happen every day at IOB.

Since 1933, Industries of the Blind has worked to eliminate barriers by fostering an inclusive workplace that empowers our visually impaired and blind community to do more than they imagine.

We invite you to be a critical partner in helping us fulfill our mission. Our funding priorities and new initiatives are focused on supporting and promoting personal growth, independence and quality of life.

Assistive Technology and Adaptive Aids
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to cross the street, prepare a meal, choose clothing or read your mail if you were visually impaired or blind? Today, there are many adaptive aids that make everyday tasks safe and possible. Many of these essential devices can be cost prohibitive. Your support will help ensure that these life-altering resources are readily available to those who need them most.

Computer Training and Technology Center
Whether it’s to read mail, email a letter to their child’s school, navigate social media and the Internet, or learn how to use JAWS (a screen reader that converts text to speech), IOB plans to set up a computer lab to provide access and training to assist our visually impaired and blind associates.

Job Readiness Training and Professional Development
IOB’s vision is to eliminate all barriers for people who are visually impaired or blind. Ensuring that all associates have the proper skills and appropriate training is critical to their success and to our mission. IOB is committed to encouraging and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as career advancement. Your partnership will help support our visually impaired and blind associates with professional development experiences that include job readiness training, continuing education, professional mentorship and career path charting.

Contact Richard Oliver, Director of Business Development, to explore how you can take part in a truly unique partnership opportunity. Your contribution to the mission of the Industries of the Blind provides employment and personal development opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired—with the ultimate goal of helping them achieve greater independence. Together, we can eliminate barriers and promote life-enhancing and transformative experiences while supporting a diverse and inclusive, state-of-the-art manufacturing environment that is a tremendous point of pride for Greensboro and the surrounding region.

Industries of the Blind is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Industries of the Blind of Greensboro is a financially stable organization. Our work for clients both public and private generates revenue that keeps the operation humming.

But there is always more we can do to make our work even more rewarding for the people who come here each day. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.

We are able to accept your generous donations through mail, Credit Card, PayPal and by selecting Industries of the Blind Inc as your charity of choice when shopping on Amazon Smile. It is simple to set that up and costs you nothing! A small porting of the total bill is donated to the charity you select each time you spend money through Amazon Smile. You can now also download the Amazon Smile App on your phone. Click here to get started.

Send checks to:

Donations: Industries of the Blind, Inc.
920 West Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27403

Click the logo above to be taken into AmazonSmile to set us up as your charity now.

Want to Volunteer?

We like helping people. You want to help us. Let’s form a team and help each other! We have plenty of opportunities coming up that will call for an army of creative, positive-thinking, hardworking volunteers. Have an idea of how you might be able to help us or our visually impaired community? Please write us and share your thoughts. We would love to collaborate on making our community stronger.

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Click to inquire about volunteer opportunities

In addition to volunteer opportunities with Industries of the Blind, we may also have opportunities as events arise within our coffee shop 33 & Elm Coffee House. Please stay tuned in on IOB’s facebook page and the coffee shop’s facebook page for further details on future events and how you can help!

Upcoming Events

Several times a year we enjoy hosting fun events for our staff and their families. Would you like to volunteer at one of these events?

Media Marketing

We are always looking for help marketing our mission, whether that be through recruiting or advertising on social media.

Coffee Shop Volunteers

In the near future we hope to host UNCG related events at the coffee shop; art galleries, live music, poetry, who knows! We will need some extra hands.

We wouldn’t be as strong as we are if we didn’t work together.

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