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Marquette Bank Supports Clara's House During The Holiday SeasonNeighborhood bank sponsors Clara-thon and visits Clara’s House with gifts for children just in time for Christmas
Orland Park, IL (December 23, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, donated $2,500 to Clara’s House at their first annual Clara-thon. The money raised from the event will be used to keep Clara’s House open and operating for homeless women and children in Chicago’s Englewood area. Marquette Bank also visited Clara’s House this December with gifts for children who otherwise wouldn’t have had any gifts in time for Christmas. The toys Marquette Bank donated were collected from the Marquette Bank Toy Drive. “Marquette Bank is proud to donate to Clara’s House this holiday season,” Betty Kosky-Harn, Executive Vice President, said. “Clara’s House is a safe haven for women and children in our neighborhoods and we will continue to supports its efforts in helping the homeless. Marquette Bank encourages local community members to help make a difference and donate to Clara’s House online at http://clarashousechicago.org/ or call 773-778-2811 to make a donation and learn more about the shelter. Marquette Bank’s support of Clara’s House is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need – shelter, hunger, education and health/well-being. For more information about the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment or more about the bank, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.
Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employee and Clara’s House board member, Jack Baker, presents Clara Kirk (far right), the founder of Clara’s House, with a $2,500 donation during the inaugural Clara-thon hosted by Robin Robinson and Tony Sculfield.
Photo Caption: Marquette Bank brought Santa and gifts to Clara’s House for the third year to help bring holiday joy to the families staying at the shelter during Christmas.
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