Image of the exterior Sirkin Center building in Alameda, CA

Join Us for the Sirkin Center Grand Opening, October 28

We warmly extend an invitation to the members of our community to attend the Grand Opening of our new Sirkin Center in Alameda. Named after the extremely successful businessman and LightHouse’s most significant donor to date, Donald Sirkin, the Sirkin Center is the entrepreneurial heart of a growing set of social ventures and light manufacturing run by the LightHouse for the Blind. 
At the Sirkin Center, we aim to employ individuals who are blind and manufacture the highest quality eco-friendly cleaning products and tissue packets. These products, which serve communities and companies around the world, will provide the utmost utility to clients, and demonstrate our commitment to the employment of people who are blind or have low vision and caliber of our Center. 
On Friday, October 28, we invite students, supporters, and local leaders to join the Mayor of Alameda, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and LightHouse staff in celebrating the Grand Opening! Tours of our beautiful new facility will be held every 30 minutes from 10 AM to 3 PM. Enjoy exhibits from LightHouse’s Media and Accessible Design Lab (MAD Lab), Adaptations store, Enchanted Hills Camp, and other LightHouse programs throughout the day. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 4 PM with a reception to follow at 5 PM. Light refreshments will be served in the morning, and a wine and beer happy hour will be served during the evening reception. We hope you all can join us in celebrating this momentous occasion! Please see further details below: 
What: Sirkin Center Grand Opening 
Where: 2175 North Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502 
When: Friday, October 28. Tours will be held from 10 AM – 3 PM, ceremony and reception will be from 4 – 6 PM 
Transportation: LightHouse vans will be available for shuttle service from Oakland Coliseum BART station to the Sirkin Center at quarter to the hour, every hour, from 9:45 AM – 3:45 PM.  
RSVP: Please register here 
For more information, please contact Carin Elam at or by calling 415-694-7681.