When you hear Perry Mandera’s name, philanthropy, success, and dedication are what usually hit the mind of most people. He is the founder of a charitable organization called Custom Cares Charities. An organization that is dedicated to the transportation industry. Perry Mandera is a man that continually strives to help other people live better lives and the youths to have a better future. Mandera is also an entrepreneur, a family-loving man and God-fearing person who faithfully attends the church. Plus, he is a proud member of United States Marines Corps Reserves and an avid sports fan. Mandera serves as the Board of Directors on the Illinois Trucking Association as well.
Perry attended high school in Chicago where he graduated in 1975 and later assigned to the motor pool of the United States Marine Corps Reserves. While working in the motor pool, Perry Mandera learned to drive a truck and returned to civilian life and drove for a couple of transportation companies.
Perry Mandera started The Custom Companies Inc. in 1986. A company he founded to help participate in charity work. In addition to giving, Mandera also encouraged other people to give to the needy in society. Mandera’s dream was to build a workplace culture at The Custom Companies Inc. where people would learn to give. The innovation and skills Perry Mandera exhibited are what helped him, and his company grow to become what it is today. Mandera has a passion for charity so much that he made a branch in his company specifically for this purpose. These are some of the roles that reflect on Mandera’s burning desire to effect change and make the world a better place for everybody.
His work has not gone unnoticed as Perry Mandera have, over the years, received numerous awards and distinctions for his work. His passion for helping disadvantaged children made him be a board member for the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation. An organization that hosts numerous fundraisers, holiday giving programs, and events that touch on helping the disadvantaged in society.
Although much of his help is usually financial, Perry is excellent at mentoring children. Also, he even sponsors numerous youth sports teams and served in the children’s basketball as a volunteer coach. He is a man with all the qualities people need in our society today and is more helpful to others, a beacon of hope.
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