Helping the Legally Blind Maintain
Dignity and Independence
Non-Profit | American-Made Products | Socio-Economic Mission
As a part of Lighthouse for the Blind — a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization headquartered in St. Louis, MO — CosBond’s mission is to assist individuals who are legally blind maintain dignity and independence by making available employment, education and support services. CosBond products are assembled entirely by employees who are visually impaired — and all proceeds from the sale of CosBond products help fund 16 Community Outreach Programs that provide assistance to children and adults in the greater St. Louis area who are visually impaired.
The Ability One® Program
We are a member agency of the National Industries for the Blind and participate in the AbilityOne® Program. Established in 1938, the AbilityOne® Program is among the largest sources of employment in the United States for individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities. Currently, between our two plants, we employ a total of 100 individuals, of which 49 are blind or visually impaired. Approximately 93% of our direct labor force is legally blind.
See Future Programs
Started in 2005, our “See the Future” Community Outreach Programs offer assistance to legally blind individuals in the areas of technology adaptations, activities of daily independent living skill development, professional career development for professionals in the field of vision, essential skills needed to attend college and build a career, scholarships to educational and recreational camps, and much more.
We invite you to learn more about our programs below.