Austin Lighthouse and GOJO Industries have established a co-brand partnership to provide skin care products to federal, state and local end users.
The primary goal of this program is to provide employment and training opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.
Austin Lighthouse has partnered with GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions.
By doing so, Austin provides production and skill development opportunities for people with disabilities, while making the most of their potential.
GOJO contributes to this cause with consistent assembly and packaging work for their employee clients.
Austin Lighthouse for the Blind recently recognized GOJO as its Vendor of the Year for the strength and success of our collaboration.
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The AbilityOne (formerly JWOD) Program creates jobs and training opportunities for people who are blind or who have other severe disabilities. Its primary means of doing so is by requiring Government agencies to purchase selected products and services from nonprofit agencies employing such individuals. As a result, JWOD employees are able to lead more productive, independent lives.
Named for its enabling legislation, the AbilityOne (formerly Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act of 1971, 41 U.S.C. 46-48c,) program is a mandatory source of supply for Federal employees. The AbilityOne Program is administered by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Two national, independent organizations, National Industries for the Blind (NIB), and National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), help State and private nonprofit agencies participate in the JWOD Program.
The GOJO SKILCRAFT partnership has been terrific when it comes to providing employment for people who are blind.