Every week, we on the Morning Madhouse like to recognize a local charity that may go otherwise unnoticed.  These are some of the most fantastic groups of people, dedicated to making life better for fellow humans.  This week, we are putting the focus on The Louisiana Association of the Blind (LAB).  This organization has been helping the visually impaired for 91 years.  They conduct workforce training in order to help those with difficulty seeing gain employment and become more self sufficient.  In addition to services for the blind, they also host a Low Vision Rehabilitation Center for folks that have severely limited vision.

The LAB has partnerships with businesses around the state to help place recently trained members of their programs in real job positions.  Locally, businesses like the Shreveport Aquarium work with visually impaired people from this program, and even sell artwork produced by folks from another program run by the LAB.

Some of the programs offered by the LAB train visually impaired students in AutoCAD, CNC assisted laser cutting, and other disciplines that will net them a good paying job.  The goal is to match up the individuals skill set with a job that will bring them a paycheck and professional satisfaction.

If you'd like to help the LAB continue their fantastic work, you can donate by clicking here.

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