Happy Anniversary: Chicago Non-Profit celebrates 110 years of service

By Iacopo Luzi

The Chicago Lighthouse has been serving the city’s blind and visually impaired for 110 years, making it one of Chicago’s oldest non-profit agencies.

Located on the West Side, The Lighthouse serves more than 70,000 clients around the U.S. giving blind people jobs and hope.

Around 700 people are employed at the Lighthouse. Its clock factory produces 700 clocks a day.

The Chicago Lighthouse works with people from childhood into their golden years, offering legal services, medical assistance, a radio service and emotional support.

Founded in 1906, the Chicago Lighthouse is one of the most comprehensive social service agencies in the United States. The staff is optimistic about continued success in the future.

The logo of the Chicago Lighthouse at the entrance of their building located in the West Side of the city (Iacopo Luzi/MEDILL)