Mercy Home Educates Children About Sustainability Through Gardening, How Perry Mandera Gave Back

Perry Mandera is one of the most well-known businessmen in the state of Illinois. He has founded one of the biggest freight transportation companies, The Custom Companies, Inc. Mandera uses some of his profits to give back to a variety of local charities (Affiliatedork). One of these charities is the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

With the volunteers from AkzoNobel, Perry and his employees are able to give children a chance to participate in taking care of a special gardening projects. This project has taught them the basics of sustainability initiatives. The gardening was given a makeover by the volunteers and residents by planting brand new flowers and a variety of vegetables.

One of the main goals of the project is to teach the residents about reducing carbon footprint and learning to work together to have greater self-sufficiency. Alison Kalantzis is the North American Communications Coordinator for AkzNobel and is one of the leading spokespeople of the project. She stressed the importance of this education for upcoming generations. The gardening project has been given the name, Green Thumbs for a Greener Wrld. Normally, these types of projects are geared towards children who have affluent backgrounds, but Kalantzis wanted to share this information toward a different demographic. Perry Mandera is very proud of this initiative, as well as many others that are created to serve the greater community.


Who is Perry Mandera?

Perry Mandera has been a leader in the transportation field for over 30 years. He is the founder of The Custom Companies, Inc. which is based out of Northlake Illinois. In addition to his business endeavors, Mandera is in full support of the Illinois State Crime Commision. The ISCC gave him the Bishop Sheil Award in 2010, as well as the Citizen of the Year Award in 2011.

Perry has created the highest standards with his work at The Custom Companies. He wants the company to stay grounded in its roots that offers its customers personalized attention. The company boasts that it offers some of the best customer service in the world, as well as service that is always reliable and the best rates around.