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PURPOSEFUL PIVOT

PURPOSEFUL PIVOT

Peter Sotir makes a delivery to Mark Rusk. By Julie Duffin Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. We’ve experienced this phenomenon countless times during the pandemic as individuals and companies have had to pivot in order to successfully do business in different and creative ways. One of the positive things that has materialized during this challenging year is the Naperville-based nonprofit Earn With a Purpose. Founded by Russ and Laura Karlins and Mark and Migdalia Sotir, Earn With a Purpose (earnwithapurpose.org) provides employment for individuals with diverse developmental abilities. The idea grew out of a conversation about how the Sotirs’...

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Earn with a Purpose throws lifeline to those with diverse disabilities in Naperville

Earn With A Purpose The Chicago Tribune

Earn with a Purpose throws lifeline to those with diverse disabilities in Naperville

From The Chicago Tribune Nineteen-year-old William Wepking has had a busy year. After graduating from Naperville North High School, he’s been continuing his education with daily Zoom classes while balancing a part-time job. He’s proud to be supporting the new nonprofit for which he works, but the real excitement came when he received his first paycheck. When you have Down syndrome, getting the opportunity to have real employment is a huge deal. William and his friend, Peter Sotir, work for Earn with a Purpose, a new Naperville-based organization founded by Sotir’s parents, Mark and Dr. Migdalia Sotir, and their close...

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