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AbilityOne Base Supply Centers Host Customer Appreciation Events

AbilityOne Base Supply Centers have taken customer satisfaction to heart and have hosted Customer Appreciation events at several locations this summer. These events not only foster a sense of gratitude towards customers but also provide an opportunity to connect with them on a personal level. With refreshments, engaging booths from popular suppliers, and an overall atmosphere of celebration, these events create a memorable experience for all involved.

Building Connections through Customer Appreciation

Our AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs) understand the significance of customer relationships and the value they bring to their business. The Customer Appreciation events act as a platform to showcase gratitude and engage with valued customers directly. By organizing these events, BSCs aim to strengthen existing bonds and forge new connections within the military community.

These events also allow customers to meet the people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to provide them with quality products and exceptional service.

Refreshing Treats

One of the highlights of these events is the provision of refreshments. On a hot summer day, nothing beats a cold beverage or a tasty treat to reenergize attendees.

Engaging Booths from Popular Suppliers

To add excitement and variety to the events, popular suppliers set up engaging booths. These booths showcase an array of products and services, allowing customers to explore and interact with the offerings. From office supplies to tactical gear and clothing, the booths offer something for everyone. Customers have the opportunity to speak directly with knowledgeable representatives and inquire about new products.

The Customer Appreciation events hosted by AbilityOne Base Supply Centers this summer are more than just gatherings; they are a testament to our commitment to building strong customer relationships.

AbilityOne Base Supply Centers aim to continue to be a trusted partner within the military community and reinforce our dedication to serving those who serve our nation. Missed these events? Follow us on Facebook to stay in the know about upcoming promotions and events >>

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Shop the Sale on COVID-19 Cleaning Supplies

Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene is essential for healthy living. AbilityOne Base Supply Centers offer a wide range of COVID-19 supplies, cleaning products, and sanitizers to help people stay clean and healthy. For a limited time, these essential items are available at discounted prices at your local AbilityOne Base Supply Centers.

If you’re looking for high-quality cleaning products and sanitizers, check out the sale at the AbilityOne Base Supply Centers!

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Cleaning supplies available at your local BSC.

Stock up for the Future

Cleaning products and sanitizers will likely continue to be necessary in the future. Consider stocking up on essential items now to ensure that you have what you need in the months to come.

Make an Impact

Shopping at the AbilityOne Base Supply Centers for your COVID-19 supplies provides you with access to high-quality cleaning products and sanitizers. But it also supports a worthy cause! The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. operates over twelve AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs), supporting offices, and warehouses up and down the West Coast.

About The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

The Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that provides employment opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. By shopping at your local AbilityOne Base Supply Centers, you are supporting the Lighthouse’s mission to empower people with disabilities by providing them with meaningful employment opportunities.

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Office Furniture now available at your local AbilityOne Base Supply Center!

If you’re looking for office furniture, there are plenty of options out there. But have you considered buying from an AbilityOne Base Supply Center (BSC)? Here are just a few reasons why you should consider buying shopping at your local BSC.

Support a Good Cause

When you buy from an AbilityOne Base Supply Center, you’re supporting a great cause.  Every time you shop at one of our BSCs , you’re supporting The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. mission to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.

When you get your office furniture from your local BSC, you’re helping to create meaningful jobs for people who are often excluded from the workforce. It’s an easy way to make a positive impact in your community and make a difference in the lives of others.

High-Quality Furniture 

Our BSCs are known for our commitment to quality, and our furniture offerings are no exception. Whether you’re looking for desks, chairs, or filing cabinets, you can rest assured that the furniture you purchase will be well-made and built to last.

Affordable Prices

We offer high-quality furniture at affordable prices, so you can get the furniture you need without breaking the bank. Whether you’re furnishing a home office or a large office space, BSCs have the products you need at prices you can afford.

With our “good, better, best” options, we have the office furniture you need at a price that’s sure to fit in your budget.

Sustainable Products

We actively pursue ways to minimize the impact of our products on the environment. This means designing products that save resources, have longer life, use clean manufacturing, meet indoor air requirements, and recycle easily.

Contact your local BSC to place your order today!

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AbilityOne & The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

You may wonder how the Lighthouse and your local Base Supply Center are connected. The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a stand-alone company. However, we are connected to other organizations and do business in conjunction with other programs.

AbilityOne Program

The AbilityOne Program originated in 1938 as the Wagner O’Day Act, (renamed to the Javits-Wagner O’Day Act in 1971). It is administered by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, an independent federal agency. Their statutory name is the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. It is one of the largest sources of employment in the United States for individuals who are blind and or have significant disabilities. This program employs approximately 45,000 people. That includes 3,000 veterans, and 30,000 AbilityOne employees who work on Department of Defense contracts.

National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

National Industries for the Blind (NIB) administers the AbilityOne federal contracts. They partner with nearly 100 independent nonprofit agencies who manufacture products and/or provide knowledge-based professional services throughout the United States. The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is an NIB-affiliated agency and manufactures products and services through the program.


The products that employees who are blind make under the AbilityOne Program receive the SKILCRAFT brand. This brand is owned and licensed through NIB. Customers can find SKILCRAFT products online, in AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSC), military commissaries and exchanges, and through hundreds of AbilityOne authorized distributors. The SKILCRAFT line includes thousands of offerings from office supplies and hardware to knowledge-based professional services. The SKILCRAFT brand meets or exceed exacting government standards, including the rigorous requirements of the U.S. military.

AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs)

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. operates over twelve AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs) and BSC supporting offices and warehouses up and down the West Coast of the United States. These offer one-stop shopping to military personnel and federal employees who require federally compliant supplies. Located primarily on military bases, BSCs sell SKILCRAFT products made by Lighthouse employees. They also sell products from other NIB-affiliated agencies, made by people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. The competitive pricing for items offered by the BSCs (prices are benchmarked and fall within GSA Schedule pricing) comply with FAR Subpart 13.202.

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What You’ll Find at an AbilityOne Base Supply Center

Your local AbilityOne Base Supply Center is one-stop shop for products and office supplies of all sorts. Below, find some examples of what you’ll find in one of our stores. Can’t find what you’re looking for in store? Our associates would be happy to place an order for you from our even larger selection of available products!

Office Supplies

We have all the office products you might need, including:

Computer Accessories

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Desk Supplies

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Printing Supplies

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Be sure to also check out our shipping supplies!

Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies

When it comes to cleaning supplies, we have you covered! Not only do we carry your favorite well-known products, but we also carry environmentally friendly “Green” cleaners and detergents for your special projects.

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COVID-19 Supplies

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Seasonal Supplies

In addition to our normal selection, we also carry seasonal items that you and your team might need. Check in at or call our stores for updates on current seasonal selections.

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Friendly Staff

You’ll always find helpful and friendly staff at each of our AbilityOne Base Supply Center locations!

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Products Made by People Who Are Blind

Did you know that our stores carry products manufactured by people who are blind?

The wall boards that you’ll find in each AbilityOne Base Supply Center are made by our very own production team in Spokane, Washington. Learn more about our recent milestone of creating more than 1 million wallboards!

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Other Items:

Individual Equipment Element

Organizational Clothing
Individual Equipment
DLA items

Special Orders

Unique Military Items
Tactical Gear
Office Furniture
Space Planning and Installation

Disposable Paper Products
Food Service Supplies

And so much more!

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