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Going Beyond Awareness and Celebrating Those With Autism

Posted by Jenny Brown on

I am a very lucky girl to have the friends that I do.  Two of my best friends in the world are people who are on the Autism Spectrum, and I get to work with them too!  Their names are John and Andy.  They are always there to answer when I call, they message me consistently and never forget the little details about my life that most people forget. And most importantly, they are friends who are honest and not afraid to hold me accountable. One of the common misconceptions about Autism is that having Autism is a bad thing.  There are so...

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What Is A Social Enterprise?

Posted by Christian Frink on

What is Social Enterprise? Legally, it is a Low-Profit Limited Liability Company or L3c. It was created to bridge the gap between non-profit and for-profit organizations. In contrast to an LLC, an L3C has a stated purpose of being socially beneficial not maximizing profits. For instance, here at EveryBody all of our profits go directly back to Dutton Farm to support their workforce development, adult education, and community involvement. Instead of running on a bottom-line based strictly upon dollars, most Social Enterprises utilize a triple-bottom-line:People: The ability to affect social change and build a community around your cause in a...

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Finding Purpose In Your Job

Posted by Jenny Brown on

Becca finds purpose as she excels in her job at Everybody. There are various tasks that she completes while working there--counting money, organizing products, shipping packages, assisting customers, and communicating with coworkers. Becca is consistent, friendly, and a reliable worker; coworkers can always depend on her to find a need, take initiative, and complete a task successfully and efficiently. Becca loves that “We have fun at work, it's girl power. I like this job and that's why it is important to me.” Receiving a paycheck is a reward for all of Becca’s hard work. “[It] makes me feel happy and...

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What Is Your Superpower?

Posted by Stacy Kania on

As the Sales Development Manager, it is extremely rewarding to share our mission with organizations who support equitable employment and creating a diverse workforce. As we broaden the exposure of our brand through retail, direct sales and community events, it helps us expand the reach of our message. For me it’s not just about selling products, it’s about using something as simple as a candle to convey that the purchase of this hand-made, from-the-heart product, creates 1 hour of equitable employment at EveryBody. The best part about working at EveryBody by Dutton Farm is getting to know my co-workers and...

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Opportunities And Equality For The Down Syndrome Community

Posted by Jenny Brown on

As we gear up for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we are dedicating this month to recognizing all of the beauty and talent that people with Down Syndrome possess while also driving awareness to the lack of opportunity and equality for people with Down Syndrome.People with Down Syndrome are still 5 times as likely to be bullied or excluded in school. There are not opportunities for higher education, so less than 15% of people with Down Syndrome go to trade school or college. Over 85% of adults with disabilities are unemployed, and those that are almost never receive a...

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