Holiday Care Packages Sent to Troops

Release date: 10/6/2016

Orland Park, IL (Oct. 6, 2016) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, is hosting its tenth annual Adopt-a-Soldier program. Care packages filled with donated items will be sent to soldiers deployed overseas during the upcoming holiday season. Donations from customers, employees and neighbors will be accepted at all bank locations through November 5 and packages will be prepared by Marquette Bank employees. Local schools are invited to make holiday cards or write thank you letters which will be included in the care packages.
“The Adopt-a-Soldier project brings the community together to support the troops who are on duty during the holidays,” said Georgeanne Krueger, Assistant Vice President. “We want them to know we appreciate their sacrifice and their service as they are away from their families.”
Last year, Marquette Bank assembled 75 care packages for soldiers away from home during the holiday season. Families who wish to sign up their military loved one can do so online at:
Most needed items, by soldiers, include: batteries (AA or AAA); breakfast/granola/power bars; chicken or tuna kits (can or pouch); canned fruit (cans only, single serving); cereal/granola/power bars; crossword/puzzle books; deodorant (stick only); disposable razors; fruit snacks/rollups; holiday candy/gum; hot chocolate powder packets; instant oatmeal packets; iTunes gift cards; mechanical pencils; medicated foot powder; powdered single serve drink mix; new DVDs/music CDs; nuts/trail mix; peanut butter/jelly (plastic jars only); Pringles; shave cream (non-aerosol); beef jerky; antacids; and wet wipes.
The annual Marquette Bank Adopt-a-Soldier program is an employee-driven effort that is part of Marquette Bank’s 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 its Neighborhood commitment, please call 1-888-254-9500 or visit

About Marquette Bank:

Marquette Bank is one of the largest neighborhood banks in Chicagoland and has been helping neighbors, families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 1945. Privately-held and locally-owned, Marquette Bank is proud to offer a full range of banking services, financial solutions, trust, estate and retirement planning, wealth management, home financing and lending services to both consumers and local businesses. The Bank offers customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

Marquette Bank has 22 banking centers, 2 lending services offices and a corporate administrative center with locations in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank is subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $1.5 billion in assets along with a local lending portfolio of almost $1 billion. Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information visit: or call 1-888-254-9500.