When Barbara Hawkins found herself laid off from her job at K-Mart in 1999, she didn’t know where to turn. She had a family to support and no opportunities for a job. Thankfully, after a few months of job searching, Evansville Association for the Blind offered Barbara a job in the factory. This past year, she was moved to the furniture store where she works with customers to sell furniture.
Barbara enjoys working at EAB and working with people that she would not usually have interaction with. She had this to say about EAB, “It gives people an opportunity to have a career when there is nowhere else for them to go.”
Many people think that EAB is only a place of hope for visually impaired individuals. What most people do not realize is that they help a wide variety of individuals in the community. At a time in our country when jobs are scarce, EAB offers jobs to those who are visually impaired or disabled and unable to find work. Whether visually impaired or just struggling to find work, EAB can give people even just a few hours of work to help make living easier.