Veteran Brings Message of Healing

Prior to beginning his career at Peckham, where he’s worked as a 3PL Materials Handler for six years, Abel’s life was anything but easy. During an eight-year stint in the Marine Corps, he was deployed to and spent a year in Iraq. After returning to civilian life, Abel found steady employment at a steel plant…

 Teen Turns Troubling Times into Growth Opportunities

  In 2023 Peckham – along with several partnering organizations – were awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Labor. The grant was used to launch the Growth Opportunities (GO) Program, which aims to prepare corrections-involved youth and young adults for employment while also mitigating violence in the high-poverty, high-crime communities…

Peter Scray | Uncrushable Attitude, Endless Gratitude

Peter Scray, a customer service representative at Peckham’s London, Kentucky location, began his working career miles away — figuratively and literally — from his current position. 10 years ago, as a store manager for Sam’s Club, Peter ran a $83 million facility and was responsible for 480 employees. To discover how he transitioned to his…

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…