Custom Cares Charities was established by Perry Mandera, a pioneer of the Transportation Industry and philanthropist, who has a commitment to his church and family as well as an enthusiasm for sports.
Custom Cares Charities was originally founded on the premises of doing the what is right and giving back as much as possible to the community. And in essence to always paying it forward! Making an effort to always continue their commitment, Custom Cares Charities goal is to provide full support to the organizations that are in alignment with their mission as well as to specific individuals who are in need. Custom Cares Charities is proud to be a part of a diverse clique of organizations and charities, especially those who are providing support to needy children, particularly the abused, underprivileged and disadvantaged.
Mandera graduated from public high school in Chicago in 1975, and instantly joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. While in the Marine Corps, he was appointed to a motor pool and taught how to operate a truck. Mr. Mandera was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and returned to civilian life.
In 1980 at only 23 years old, and tired of working for other transportation organizations, Mr. Mandera started his own business, which he ran until he sold it in 1985. From 1984-1988, Mr. Mandera was the youngest person to hold the office of the Republican Ward Committee. In 2000, the Illinois Transportation Association appointed Perry Mandera into the “top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium” where he is currently serving on the Board of the Directors.
Mr. Mandera was married in 1989, he has two children and is very involved in their education and sporting and activities. He has coached his children’s youth sports for football, baseball and basketball teams and has managed boxing competitors, including Doc Nickelson and Andy Lee.