South Buffalo’s community bookstore and gathering place, Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, is partnering with People Inc. to offer the Enlightenment on Wheels program. Through the program, People Inc. senior tenants living in People Inc. senior living locations can fill out a form and Dog Ears then sends two books to each individual every other week, perpetuating the reading process and keeping their minds sharp!

“We love to see all people with a book,” said Dog Ears Director Thomas McDonnell. “The program also allows some of the participants an opportunity to get out into the community as they pick up and distribute the books to five participating sites. The program allows us to ensure that People Inc. seniors have an opportunity to live, travel, learn and enjoy all that these stories have to offer.”

Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road. For more information on the nonprofit community bookstore, please call 823-2665 or follow Dog Ears on Facebook for frequent updates.

The Erie County Sheriff Department’s horticulture program at the Alden Correctional Facility provides an opportunity for inmates to learn about and grow plants and vegetables, and recently donated a variety of flowers and plants to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café! Each year the program selects worthy organizations to benefit from this experience and First Deputy Superintendent Paul Evans and Captain Pete Priester made it possible for Dog Ears to be a 2017 recipient!