Illinois State Crime Commission: Dedicated to Helping
Chicagoland resident Perry Mandera devotes his time and energy toward making his community a better one. He owns and operates the Chicago-headquartered freight business The Custom Companies and oversees its affiliated charity Custom Cares Charities, Inc. Through his charity, Perry Mandera gives to numerous institutions, many of which focus on helping children, among them the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and the Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois. For Mandera’s commitment to latter cause, the Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC) presented him with a Bishop Sheils Award in 2010, an ISCC Citizen of the Year Award in 2011, and a President’s Award in 2013.

The 501c(3) ISCC maintains a central focus on helping youth, reducing juvenile delinquency, and promoting healthy relations between law enforcement and communities. ISCC accomplishes all this through a number of means, among them providing valuable, no-cost officer training in community relations and gang violence prevention and by preventing healthy extracurricular programs for youth. These programs include boxing training.

Through the ISCC boxing program, at-risk youth receive the opportunities to participate in organized sports, which in turn builds their self-esteem and improves their physical wellbeing. Further, youth who join the program must commit in writing to remaining drug- and alcohol-free and to abstain from anti-social behaviors. Numerous regional boxing professionals and coaches help support this program, which holds youth boxing events across Chicagoland. At these events, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of spectators come to cheer youth on and encourage them in their pursuit of a quality activity.
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Chicagoland resident Perry Mandera devotes his time and energy toward making his community a better one. He owns and operates the Chicago-headqua Read More
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