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Walter and Connie Payton Foundation

Through his work as the president of The Custom Companies, Inc., Perry Mandera provides transportation and logistics solutions to clients throughout North America and Mexico from his base in Chicago. A philanthropist, Perry Mandera serves on the board of the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation (WCPF), which former football star Walter Payton established with the aim of providing help to the less fortunate.

Alongside various programs that offer support and resources to children and veterans, the WCPF operates an annual holiday giving program that asks its supporters to provide holiday gifts to children and veterans in need in Illinois. Supporters can register with the WCPF to hold holiday gift drives, during which they collect toys and essential items for donation to children and veterans during the holiday season. Further, those in need of support, be they individuals, families, or agencies, can register with the WCPF to receive gifts.

Due to its work with the WCPF, The Custom Companies, Inc., has received special acknowledgment from the foundation. To find out more about the WCPF’s holiday giving program, visit