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The Banks Foundation, Inc.

A NONPROFIT EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION

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National Day of Love®

March 15, 2025

2024 Essay Contest Winners

Who We Are

Spring 2024 School Supply Donations

Thank you for helping us send 1,338 additional free school supplies to North Bend Elementary in Humble Texas!

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A Celebration of Love Through Giving

National Day of Love®

National Day of Love® started in 2017 in Houston, Texas by The Banks Foundation, Inc. Each year, on the third Saturday in March, we celebrate love through giving.  Since 2017, this celebration has grown to multiple states and awarded scholarships, school supplies, food, and educational sponsorships to help our communities.  Get involved.

In 2017, we also started Love Awareness Month to teach others about love leading up to the National Day of Love®. On February 15 up to the third Saturday in March, we encourage people to learn about love and grow in their relationships through activities and valuable resources available at our ministry Elevated by Love Ministries. 

Meet our 2024 National Day of Love®
Community Partners!! 

We work with qualified organizations to sponsor their activities for National Day of Love®. National Day of Love® is held on the third Saturday in March each year.

We are pleased to announce our partnerships for 2024 through our Sponsorships & Strategic Partnerships ProgramScholarships Program, and Community Outreach. These partnerships help families reach their full potential through love and education.

Learn more about our Sponsorships & Strategic Partnerships Program, Scholarships Program, and Community Outreach by clicking on the links.

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Outreach is a nonprofit whose mission is to restore hope and provide opportunities for people to become all that God intends them to be.

Outreach has been awarded a sponsorship for calendar year 2024 for the following initiative:

General sponsorship for its SALT Program to take selected students to visit colleges to learn about higher education opportunities.

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North Bend Elementary School is a public school located in Humble, Texas. It helps students achieve literacy and academic readiness for continued education in public school.

North Bend has been awarded a sponsorship for calendar year 2024 for the following initiatives:

School Supplies 
National Day of Love® Teacher's Appreciation Contest
National Day of Love® Essay Contest

2024 Community
Sponsorship 
Recipients

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North Bend Elementary School is a public school located in Humble, Texas. It helps students achieve literacy and academic readiness for continued education in public school.

North Bend has been awarded $3,000 in funding for the following initiatives:


School Supplies 
National Day of Love® Teacher's Appreciation Contest
National Day of Love® Essay Contest

The mission of the Morrill Engineering Program (MEP) is to empower African American, Hispanic, and Native American engineering students, support their success as scholars, and leverage a community of students, staff, and alumni to achieve excellence in engineering.

Since 2019, The Foundation has partnered with MEP to provide college scholarships. In 2024, MEP will begin paying out from the National Day of Love Community Scholarship Fund Endowment started by Charles & Diedre Banks for the following initiative:

Scholarships for Grainger College of Engineering to award to MEP students who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, and financial need at the university.

2024 Community Partners:
Scholarship 
Program

2024 Community Partners:
Community Outreach

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing our partnership with the Association for the Improvement of Minorities in IRS (AIM-IRS) - Houston Chapter and the Hispanic Internal Revenue Employees (HIRE) - Houston Chapter for 2024. AIM and HIRE are two employee organizations of the IRS in Houston, Texas. We are pleased to work with them to celebrate love through giving this March.

2024 National Day of Love®
Scholarship Winners Revealed!!

The Banks Foundation, Inc. provides scholarship funds to colleges in honor of the National Day of Love® (NDOL) to help support students. NDOL is held annually on the third Saturday of March. Students receive scholarships based on academics, community involvement, and leadership. Our University of Houston scholarship winner for 2024 will be announced by later this year due to timing of the board's decision. 

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Josseline Javier
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
2024 Winner

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Sophia Witola Reyes
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
2024 Winner

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Tala Zeitouneh
University of Houston,
C.T. Bauer College of Business
2024 Winner

Eastbourne College England
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Diego Yepes
University of Houston,
C.T. Bauer College of Business
2023 Winner

 

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Julie Ferrar
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
2023 Winner

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David Sullivan
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
2023 Winner

2024 Sponsorship Awards &
Community Partnerships

National Day of Love® Essay Contest for North Belt Elementary

Qualifying 5th graders at North Belt Elementary in Humble, Texas will enter a voluntary essay contest for National Day Love® 2024. Winners will receive gift cards sponsored by The Banks Foundation, Inc. Our partnership with North Belt Elementary allows students to explore their writing abilities, earn prizes, and celebrate National Day of Love®.

 

2024 Contest Winners

1st place Kevin (last name omitted) - $100 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place Kevin Santiago Rocha - $50 Amazon Gift Card

3rd place Fernanda (last name omitted) - $25 Amazon Gift Card

Sponsorship at Outreach Community Center in Carols Stream, IL

The Banks Foundation, Inc. provided $3,000 to the SALT College Tour program at Outreach for students to visit colleges in pursuit of higher education. Students will visit college campuses in March 2024 with chaperones as a group to explore higher education. Students who are exposed to higher education opportunities are more likely to pursue college degrees and contribute positively to society as a whole. 

Teacher's Appreciation at North Belt Elementary 

We partner with North Belt Elementary to identify and encourage love in our schools. Teacher's appreciation awards  will be given to three teachers who demonstrate community involvement, a positive attitude, and diversity and inclusion. The three teachers at North Belt Elementary who receive the highest number of votes from the peers and school families will receive gift cards sponsored by The Banks Foundation, Inc.

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Explore National Day of Love®


Visit Our National Day of Love® Website 
and See How We Give Back. 

www.nationaldayoflove.org

Have questions about National Day of Love®?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Thanks for visiting us!!

Explore NDOL

Support College Scholarships

U of I Scholarship

We have partnered with the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Morrill Engineering Program to start an endowment called National Day of Love® Community Scholarship Fund in honor of National Day of Love®. Starting in 2022, donors can donate directly to the University of Illinois Morrill Engineering Program in honor of National Day of Love®. See how.

The mission of the Morrill Engineering Program (MEP) is to empower African American, Hispanic, and Native American engineering students, support their success as scholars, and leverage a community of students, staff, and alumni to achieve excellence in engineering. 

All donations to National Day of Love® Community Scholarship Fund support the Morrill Engineering Program. Below are instructions on how to donate directly to the endowment at the University of Illinois Morrill Engineering Program. 

How to donate to National Day of love® Community Scholarship endowment:         


            1. Go to Make a Gift - MEP - Morrill Engineering Program | The Grainger College of Engineering (illinois.edu)         

 

            2. Use the option labeled "Other (indicate where to direct donation)"         

            3. Choose where you would like your donation to go by typing "National day of Love Community Scholarship Fund-

                 11776993" in the box.

 

           4. Designate an amount and click the ADD button. Thank you for your gift!! It helps students in engineering pursue their goals of advancing

               in higher education.

           5. Need help? Watch our instructional video on how to give to the endowment. 

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Christian Learning

Are you a small group leader, parent, or teacher looking for resources to teach about the word of God? Sign-up for courses to grow in your faith.  We partner with our ministry, Elevated By Love Ministries International, to bring you relevant content to help you and your community grow in the word of God. 

About Us

ABOUT US

The Banks Foundation, Inc. is a Christian nonprofit organization founded in Houston, Texas in 2017.  We service schools and other nonprofits to support educational programs and community outreach through sponsorships and strategic partnerships, innovating scholarships, and empowering community outreach. Read more. 

 

Mission

Empower people to reach their full potential through love and education.

Vision

A world where people reach their full potential.

Services

SERVICES

We work with communities to support education. We also partner with our ministry, Elevated by Love Ministries International, to offer online bible teaching and prayer.

We partner with other nonprofits to support educational programs and community outreach.

Empowering Community Outreach
Sponsorships & Strategic 
Partnerships
 
School Supply
Prayer Group

We work with colleges and universities to provide scholarships to students.

Innovating Scholarships
 
 
Scholarships
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