Over the years, Perry Mandera owner of The Custom Companies, Inc., has dedicated his time and energy to making this world a little better. His activities include organization and distribution of charitable funds, supporting the Illinois State Crime Commission, and even his freight company focuses on environmentally sound practices.
In the spirit of true caring, Perry Mandera uses his business interests to help the community by giving back. Just this last holiday season, Perry Mandera’s charity Custom Cares Charity, a 501 nonprofit, helped to facilitate the distribution of thousands of dollars of charitably funds to needed families throughout the Northlake, Illinois area. This was not Perry Mandera’s only charitable undertaking last year. He also distributed coats and clothing to people in need in the Chicago Metro and surrounding areas.
Perry Mandera also is a firm supporter of the Illinois State Crime Commission or ISCC. By working with the Police Athletic League, the ISCC helps to reduce crime, engage youth, and promotes positive outcomes and interactions between police and the citizens of Chicago. It also helps to train officers in tactics, martial arts, and firearms, to protect both those in uniform and the public at large. In consecutive years, ISCC awarded Perry Mandera with both the coveted Bishop Shield Award and the Citizen of the year award for his continuing work to serve the community at large and his support. Together they work to reduce crime, end juvenile sex offenses, impaired or DUI driving, and stop the epidemic of domestic violence.
Perry Mandera’s work does not simply end with charity and giving to the community. He also runs an environmentally responsible company (Releasefact). His transportation company adheres to the strict guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smartway Program. This voluntary program helps transportation companies to reduce admissions and become more environmentally friendly.
Overall Perry Mandera is making the township of Northlake and the Chicago area a better place to live. His activities and business practices are an example of how you can combine business, social responsibility, and environmentally sound practices to better the lives of others.