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A new initiative where every purchase has a purpose to support people with disabilities
What: Grand Opening for the People Inc. People Shoppe at Tri-Main
When: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Program with Speakers: 11 a.m. in the lower level conference room, followed by opening of the store on the second floor.
Where: Tri- Main Center, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY (enter from Halbert Street; parking is behind the building in the visitor’s lots or on Halbert and Phelps Streets). COVID-19 precautions in place. All unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask. If guests are vaccinated, wearing a mask is a personal choice.
Who: City of Buffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr.; Erie County Office for People with Disabilities Director Frank Cammarata; Tri-Main Development President Matthew Wolfe; People Inc. President and CEO Rhonda Frederick and People Inc. Vice President and Southeast Foundation Board Member Tim Pfohl will provide brief remarks. Members of the Project Development Team, funding partners, community leaders and people who participate in the People Shoppe experience will also be in attendance.
Why: People Inc. is pleased to open its newest vocational initiative to provide people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to engage with the community through meaningful activities and hands-on work experience through the People Shoppe. Every purchase supports the agency’s mission to provide a meaningful and inclusive experience, including training for a career in retail by exploring every aspect of operating a store from inventory to stocking to customer service to sales.
People Inc., a multispecialty non-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted people to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. With nearly 4,000 employees, People Inc. is one of the region’s largest employers. To learn more, visit people-inc.org, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.