Over 135,000 Chicagoans are homeless according to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Individuals and families with shelter struggle to meet their more basic needs. In the winter months, thousands of people face bitterly cold temperatures. At Marquette Bank, we seek out opportunities to support shelter organizations and create service projects to benefit those in need.

Examples:



Annual Neighborhood Warm and Fuzzy Drive
- Throughout January and February, winter  items such as coats, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, socks and snow pants  are collected donated to the less fortunate and distributed to aid organizations and shelters in our neighborhoods.




BEDS PLUS 
- Marquette Bank employees dedicate the third Wednesday of every month to feeding those in need by volunteering with BEDS PLUS (Building Ecumenical Discipleship through Sheltering), a program that provides shelter and support services to the homeless in Southwest Suburban Cook County. Employees also pack sack lunches on a weekly basis during the cold winter months.