• Marquette Bank Launches 7th Annual Adopt-a-Soldier Program
    Local bank continues tradition of sending holiday care packages to soldiers overseas

    Orland Park, IL (Oct. 9, 2013) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, invites customers and neighbors to participate in its 7th annual Adopt-a-Soldier program, which sends care packages to U.S. soldiers serving overseas. Now through Nov. 2, 2013, employees, customers and neighbors have the opportunity to donate items and to nominate Chicagoland soldiers to receive the care packages. 


    “We feel this is a great way to show our respect and gratitude to the troops while brightening their holiday season," Georgeanne Krueger, Assistant Vice President, said. “The Adopt-a-Soldier program has become a tradition at Marquette Bank and we hope that this year is our most successful program yet.”


    You can fill out a form at any Marquette Bank location to nominate a soldier to receive a care package.  Collection bins are also available and requested donation items are listed below by category.


    • Bumble Bee tuna kits; canned fruit (single serving); cereal/granola/power bars; hot chocolate packets; microwavable mac & cheese and popcorn; Mi0 or Crystal Light drink mix; nuts (small bags); oatmeal (individual packets); Slim Jim beef jerky; snacks (individually wrapped); and soup (single serving)



    • Anti-itch/antibiotic creams; disposable razors; nasal spray; eye drops; and Tums/Rolaids



    • Batteries (AA or AAA); Christmas cards/letters; crossword puzzle books; iTunes gift cards; mechanical pencils; new DVDs or CDs; playing cards; and socks

    In the past, local classrooms along with Girl and Boy Scout troops have made cards and wrote letters of gratitude to soldiers. The Adopt-a-Soldier program 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 Marquette Bank and the Adopt-a-Soldier program, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com




    About Marquette Bank:     

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.5 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 22 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 50,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.  

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.