Blind Workers Produce Toilet Paper For The US Military
Since the coronavirus pandemic started, toilet paper became a rarity because consumers started hoarding it. Factories could not keep up with the demand but one is unique in its category as most of its workers are blind.
The Sirkin center operates a light-manufacturing plant to make toilet tissue packets which are included in MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) utilized by soldiers and firefighters in the field. It also makes high-strength cleaners under the Skilcraft brand name.
It is run by San Francisco’s nonprofit organization, the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, that promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision.