Cheryl Spaulding Honored In Downingtown — Joseph’s People President Emeritus Cheryl Spaulding was presented a proclamation by Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell in honor of her 25 years of service at the organization’s annual Christmas Party, Dec. 11, held at St. Joseph’s School in Downingtown. The new president is Ernie Russom.
Mrs. Spaulding co-founded the group in 1995 and has been president since 2001. She will remain on the Board and direct the “Faith” Committee. Under her leadership the organization has grown from one location in Chester County to 12. It is the largest faith-based organization that supports those who have suffered job loss in the Philadelphia area. There are more than 5,000 graduates.
About 80 people associated with Joseph’s People attended the party, which was organized by Steve Bailey. Bailey is the treasurer of Joseph’s PeopleDowningtown Chapter and has been a volunteer for 12 years. Graduates of the program shared their experiences and how to gain employment with those who are actively seeking work during this season.
Santa Claus distributed gifts donated by the Phillies and Flyers. Hams were provided by Proconex Industrial Automation in Royesford for families to have Christmas dinner. Bottles of wine were given by Lenape Associates, an e-learning, Virtual Training Company in Downingtown.
Chester County Food Bank has cooked a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for many years. Aramark supplied a kitchen helper. Members brought desserts, while Entemanns provided bakery items. Snyder’s provided chips for the and 25 cases for members to take home. Chick-Fil-A supplied drinks.
The group has a free forum “Joseph’s People Ltd.” in the LinkedIn directory. To join, send a request and an email will be generated confirming membership.
For more information visit: www.josephspeople.org.