Our Work

Since it was established in 1997, Friends of TSB has provided numerous services and benefits to the students at the Tennessee School for the Blind. Through the support of generous community organizations, business leaders, corporate foundations, and individuals, Friends of TSB has been able to touch every student through supplements to sports, arts, music, academic, and life skills programs.


Select a photo to read more about our major projects.


Phase 1 - Bowling Alley Equipment Replacement

Phase 2 - Bowling Alley Accessibility Renovation

WTSB Studio B

Accessible Playground

Auditorium Renovations

Gym Upgrades

Choir and Band Uniforms

Band Instruments

Adaptive Bikes

Life Skills Center

Library Initiative

Wonder Room

DePriest Award

Music Therapy Room

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In addition,  Friends of TSB provides funds for field trips, social activities, scholarships, and teacher classroom enrichment grants. Below is a partial list of other projects funded by the foundation:

• Souper Bowl Art Project

• Sending students to a Model UN Conference

• Upgrades to the Family Consumer Science


• Braille-N-Speak units

• Portable Audio Devices Victor Readers

• CCTV’s

• Braille Mobile Managers


• Teacher Mini-Grants & Special Programs

• Children’s Theater Performances & Instruction


• Cottage Art Supply Center

• TSB Sensory Garden

• TSB Tiger Shop

• Student Activity Fund Donations

• Field Trip Transportation

• Ham Radio Equipment

• Goalball Flooring

• Audible Books

• Art Contests Entries

• Talking GPS Systems

• Exercise Equipment

• Senior Independent Living Program