• Marquette Bank Employees Donate Over 200 Easter Baskets to Port Ministries Charity
    Local bank employees celebrate Easter holiday through community service

    Orland Park, IL (April 8, 2013) – Employees of Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, filled over 200 Easter baskets with candy and toys for the Port Ministries’ Bread Truck to deliver to less fortunate children in the Chicagoland area. During March, employees volunteered to purchase Easter basket items to ensure families in need would have a nice Easter holiday.

    “We started the Easter basket program with Port Ministries three years ago and were initially concerned that we would not fill our quota,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “Luckily, we are fortunate to have generous employees and have given out almost 650 Easter baskets to less fortunate children in the Chicagoland area since the program’s inception.”

    For over 20 years, Port Ministries has been a multi-faceted ministry to poor and homeless families in Chicago. Throughout the years, they have expanded in response to the increasing needs of area residents, including delivering food with their Bread Truck, which is essentially a mobile soup kitchen that “hits the streets” daily to provide nutritious meals to the poor. All food items are donated by individuals, schools, churches and other organizations and the truck is manned by one coordinator and committed volunteers. For more information about Port Ministries located at 5013 S. Hermitage Ave. in Chicago, visit www.theportministries.org.

    Marquette Bank’s support of Port Ministries is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment or the bank, please call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.




    Photo Caption: As part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, bank employees prepared, wrapped and donated over 200 Easter Baskets to Port Ministries in Chicago.

    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 23 retail branches located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

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