From Struggling to Safety – Charleta Finds a Home at Peckham

It has been said, “sometimes work is one of the only safe places for people.” This is a statement to which Peckham Customer Service Representative (CSR) Charleta Beard can relate. Charleta’s Peckham journey began in 2019 in the Manufacturing division as an entry-level sewer. “I walked in not knowing how to sew,” she recalled, “and…

Peckham’s Season of Giving

Peckham Giving Contributes $28K to Community   Each year during the holiday season, Peckham commits to contributing resources and funds to support underserved individuals and families. This season, Peckham staff and board raised more than $28,000 to contribute to families in need; not only team members working at Peckham but veteran, and other underserved individuals…

Resiliency, Hope, and Faith Help Turn A Life Around

Angela’s journey unfolded against a backdrop of daunting challenges: teenage pregnancy, foster care, drug addiction, and homelessness. A teen pregnancy and subsequent baby adoption steered Angela back home to Lansing in search of family support. Instead, she found herself homeless and battling drug addiction. For seven years, her existence revolved around the desperate pursuit of…

Student Continues His Education in the Real World

Recently out of high school, Logan was eager to begin a career path that didn’t include further education. After being referred to Peckham’s Youth Summer Employment Program, Logan jumped at the opportunity to learn job skills and began a four-week internship at the Meijer store in DeWitt. When the internship concluded, Logan went through the…

With a Supportive Workplace, Deaf Staff Member Finds a Way to be Heard and Succeed

Janine’s employment journey before joining Peckham was challenging. Although she held positions at various companies, she struggled to maintain a full-time job. Between the typical obstacles that a deaf person faces in most workplaces and impending motherhood, Janine placed employment on hold for over 14 years. She was far from idle during that time, though:…

A Sudanese Refugee Finds A Home at Peckham

Davis Burapa was born into an agrarian family in Sudan. He was told from an early age that his future lay in farming as it had for generations of people in his village community. The fact that Davis had a physical disability that affected his ability to walk unassisted bore no impact on these plans…

Battle-Tested Vet Scores Big Working in 3PL and Fulfillment Services

3PL and Fulfillment Services forklift operator Dale Hatfield’s childhood prepared him for a military career. Not because his father was in the armed services, but because by the time Dale was nine years old, he, one of his brothers, and father had moved many times. During his teens, Dale explained that “I was constantly in…

Peckham Receives Governor’s Service Award for National Service

Lansing, MI- Peckham received the National Service Impact Award during the Governor’s Service Awards Nov. 17. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission celebrated 46 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations who are leaders in volunteerism, service or philanthropy. Peckham was recognized for its success with the Americorps Economic Opportunity Coaching program. The Governor’s…

Peckham Participates in the Science Summit at the UN General Assembly & Highlights Inclusive Work Environment

“The self-esteem which can develop from the ability to support oneself and one’s family, and participate in a productive workplace, is the very definition of inclusion in society.” That’s the message that Laurie Penfold brought to participants in the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly. On September 29th, 2022, Laurie and Peckham CEO…

Success Is No Accident – A Veteran Finds A New Path Forward

Nearly a third (29.6%, 3.5 million) of the 12 million veterans ages 21-64 in the U.S. report having a disability. The vast majority of those disabilities are service-connected. Among Peckham’s five lines of business, Supply Chain employs the highest percentage of veterans – 7% of team members and 42% of staff have served in the…