Perry Mandera has been in the forefront in offering emergency relief to victims of natural calamities around America. When Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi and Louisiana, Custom Companies Inc. took forty trucks of relief supplies to the victims in each of the cities. Some supplies were collected through donations, and the company bought the rest.
The company also transported emergency supplies to Washington, Illinois to help the victims of 2013 tornado. In 2017, during the California wildfires, the company again gave transport, food and relief supplies to the residents. It also recently donated close to seven thousand winter coats to Chicago residents. The coats were transported to the residents using the company vehicles.
Giving is entrenched in Perry Mandera’s business. To oversee donations and the company’s philanthropic activities, Perry started the Custom Care Charities Inc. It works with community-based charity organizations offering support to the less fortunate members of the society. The company has offered scholarships to many young Chicago residents who have to maintain good grades in school to keep their scholarships. It also helps organizations involved in hospice care for the elderly, cancer patients and Aids-related activities.
Some of the organizations that work with Custom Care Inc. are the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation and the Jesse White Tumblers. The company also supports the Illinois State Crime Commission. Perry Mandera uses his marine experience to assist the commission to reduce youth delinquency and drug and substance abuse. They do so by sponsoring activities that positively engage the youths and empower them to keep out of crime.
In recognition of his contribution to the activities of the commission, Perry Mandera was awarded the citizen of the year in 2011 and the Bishop Sheil Award in 2010 (Crunchbase). He supports the commission through donations to support youth activities such as sports, and by personally mentoring the youth and pointing them to a crime-free lifestyle.
Perry Mandera has touched many lives positively by offering gainful employment, education opportunities, emergency relief and other community services to Chicago residents. When not at work, he spends time with his family, and he volunteers in church activities.