Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not for profit interfaith organization, committed to helping the homeless among us. We believe in “Giving a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out.”
We are dedicated to finding and implementing effective solutions to reduce and mitigate the existence of homelessness in Broward County, Florida.
We believe there are no quick-fix solutions, so we are committed to supporting the basic human needs of the homeless on a daily basis, while working toward the ultimate goal. These efforts include the coordination and provision of hot, nourishing meals, clothing and temporary shelter by working with local non-profit charitable organizations and government entities. We now provide education which will lead to the homeless obtaining gainful employment.
Love Thy Neighbor believes that homeless people, with proper nutrition, counseling and training, can become productive, contributing members of our society.
Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc. acknowledges that the food service industry is the largest industry in South Florida and in the United States. As a result, we believe that bountiful opportunities for employment at all levels exist within this industry. To that end, in 2003, we began Love Thy Neighbor Culinary Skills Training Program.
Love Thy Neighbor has returned hundreds of formerly homeless to their homes across the country.
This city, where the homeless take charge, has been Arnold Abbott’s long-term dream, and unrealized (as yet) goal. He envisions 1000 acres, away from the city, where we supply the raw materials and the homeless use their considerable talents to build homes, stores and a hospital…(a city) away from the daily harassment they are subject to in their present locations.