One aspect of this is that Mr. Mandera sends emails to employees within The Custom Companies family each year. He encourages people to tell him of families that are facing serious situations of financial need. Stories sent describe their needs and how their burden could be lifted financially during the holiday season.
The stories Mr. Mandera receives allow him to distribute checks through Custom Cares Charities, Inc., to individuals and families in need that will benefit most from charitable giving.
Additionally, many employees donated the extra lunchtime hours they accrued in October and wore pink each Friday. This helped raise money for breast cancer research and enabled Custom Cares Charities to send a check for $5,000 to the Susan G. Komen fund.