Illinois and American Philanthropist, Perry Mandera

Perry Mandera is a philanthropist from the Chicago area who once served in the Marine Corps Reserves. His company, Custom Cares Charities Incorporated, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a base in Northlake, Illinois, and a satellite branch in Los Angeles, California. He employs over 300 people, and has brought his company to achieve $200 in sales so far. Perry’s Customer Cares Charities Incorporated is a full-service transportation company with numerous offices all over the United States; his motto is that “One call does it all.” Serving on the board of directors of both the Jesse White Tumblers and The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation, Perry Mandera routinely participates in donating 6,500 jackets to needy children in the greater Chicago area during the cold months.

Sympathetic to people in Illinois, he has also helped donate to victims of hurricanes such as the 2013 tornado in Washington, Illinois. His support has come in the form of free transportation and shipping services to members of affected areas, even including the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. More recently, Perry Mandera has donated to the victims of the 2017 California wildfires, on top of routinely donating thousands of dollars to Chicago residents during Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Mandera helps support the Illinois State Crime Commission, too. In 2011 he was awarded the Bishop Sheil Citizen of the Year Award. The goal of the ISCC is to reduce crime related to the youth, most notably relating to gang violence. In addition to all of this, he donates his time to various sporting organizations around the Chicago area by acting as a coach in football, basketball, and baseball. Moreover, he financially supports boxers as they get ready for the Olympics. Perry Mandera always tells children to stay away from drugs and violence, and is a devout Christian and family man.

His company also donates to Toys for Tots, Girl Scouts of America, the ALS foundation, and more.