Our Kitchen Program doors opened in November 2010, partnering with the Salvation Army in Lewisville, TX. Hot and nutritious meals are served 5 days a week to individuals and families wanting to eat.
LTN manages the Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) that opened in April, 2013. Gently worn and donated clothing items are distributed at 'no-charge' to qualified clients 2.5 days a week.
Love Thy Baby (LTB) focuses on meeting the needs of infants who are born into health or economic crisis. Volunteers make and collect warm blankets and clothing for newborn babies who are born premature, sick or into poverty. The items are then distributed to North Texas hospitals and agencies. LTB became a part of LTN January, 2015.
Love Thy Pet was an organic growth from Love Thy Baby in 2015. The volunteers take unused fabric and make Pet Beds for animal shelters, humane society, fosters and our homeless.
Thanks to our many donors, volunteers and friends, individuals, families and pets are eating and have clothing, shoes, blankets and pet beds on a regular basis.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! LTN's 3rd HOME TOUR is being held Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1-6:30pm. You should easily remember that date - day after TAX DAY! We have 4 gorgeous homes participating and Schmitz Garden Center. Advance Purchase Tickets are $25 and includes 5 Tour locations, appetizers, drinks and entertainment. Click on the link above for your tickets.
Raffle tickets will be sold at the door. Raffle tickets are $5 each or (6) for $25. Need not be present to win. Each location will have a Silent Auction item to bid on: Chef's Tasting Table for 4 people including 2 bottles of wine from THE TABLE in Flower Mound; a sports themed presentation including an autographed football from Troy Aikman; a wine & dine basket full of everything wine including a few restaurants; a large patriotic quilt handmade with love by our volunteers from Love Thy Baby! Schmitz will have a garden themed auction item.
We will have a Mariachi Band and piano players! Lewisville Autoplex Mitsubishi will have a car or two on-site just in case you are in the market for a new car. And of course representatives from our (4) programs to answer any questions you may have regrading our kitchen, clothing, baby and pet initiatives.
1:00 - 2:45 pm
3609 Sarah Springs Trail 2200 Lake Lugano Drive
3:00 - 4:45 pm
100 Kyle Court 3708 Gilbert Court
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Schmitz Garden Center, 1616 Arrowhead Dr (includes a surprise chef grilling)
Our Wonderful Sponsors:
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Knights of Columbus 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast benefitting Love Thy Baby - Sunday, May 8
Come join s for a great breakfast on MOTHER's DAY following Mass Services at St. Philip Catholic Church! The Knights will host pancakes and Mom's will receive flowers! Onesies (0-3 mo's) and socks (0-6mo's) will also be collected for Love Thy Baby. What a great way to start the day - honoring all women and newborns. Mark your calendars now!
2015 LTN PROGRAM STATS
Kitchen Meals Served: 25,919
Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) Items Distributed: 29,876
Love Thy Baby (LTB) Items Donated: 40,369
Love Thy Pet (LTP) Beds Donated: 308
The SIEH Family Charity and Trust has awarded Love Thy Neighbor with a $25,000 Grant! Imagine the meat, blankets and shoes that this blessing will provide and the resulting appreciative and happy faces. Thank You Wu Family for making this happen
CAP NEWS! These awesome VOLUNTEERS spent 3 days of backbreaking sorting, folding and swapping of summer clothes to winter clothes.
Mention "LOVE THY NEIGHBOR" or "LTN" at the register and our charity will receive a
percentage from the 3 hours sales! Enjoy a night out with good food while doing good!
Kay Stephenson, Program Manager for Love Thy Baby with her adorable dog Dante. He is receiving his pet blessing from Father Tim from The Church of The Apostles at the Chili 'N Dogs Fall Festival October 3. Click on the Love Thy Pet tab above for more fun photos.
Today is the DAY!! LTN Volunteers, Friends and Donors! Today is North Texas Giving Day, and Love Thy Neighbor's first year participating. Every dollar donated to LTN helps put new shoes on children, new undergarments for children and their families, weekly food and supplies for the needy and homeless, and fabric and materials, onesies and pajama set for newborns born into economic and/or health crisis.
A $25 donation helps put a fresh salad on the table for 100 5 pairs of new children's shoes and packs of new underwear and
pajamas for the kids and newborns.
For every gift of $25 or more that LTN receives, we are eligible to receive bonus funds and prizes.
Love Thy Neighbor's unique link to donate: https:/www.northtexasgivingday.org/npo/love-thy-neighbr-inc
THANK YOU FOR YOUR NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY DONATION!!!
Marianne Gonzalez Anonymous Betsy Winkle
Joan Vega Kristen King Jacquelyn Acres
Susan MckKinney Ernestine Chipman Rhonda Matzek
Gloria Kennedy Cindy Day Jennifer Jolly
Janell Straach Marleen Bozimowski Mackie Schaars
Mary Lynne Hamilton Joshua Mayfield PK Long
Art Fleming Wanda Singer Virginia Sone
SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, October 14 from 5-8pm! Dine at Modmarket in Flower Mound, mention LOVE THY NEIGHBOR at the register and 20% of all mentions will be donated to LTN! The Modmarket / Flo Mo location is the first outside Colorado. We really like their values and beliefs, as they are also about health and happiness, people, attention to details and good food with something for everyone. They are located in front of Academy Sports and across from the Highland Village Shops, 3651 Justin Road, Suite 100, 75028 (P. 469.312.5180). Check them out online and hope to see you Oct 14! http://modmarket.com/
This year’s North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 17!Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to raise awareness of North Texas nonprofits, and to contribute to those that really mean a lot to you. Please take this opportunity to show Love Thy Neighbor and all the amazing organizations we partner with that you really care! We need your help to continue offering exciting newborn programs, hot and nutritious meals, and top-notch shoes, undergarments and clothing to our clients, all for FREE! Donation forms will be available online from 6am to midnight on September 17. Visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org for more information, and be a hero to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR.
Get up and GIVE!
LOVE THY BABY "PAJAMA PARTY"We are currently looking for organizations who would be willing to host a Pajama Party for Love Thy Baby in September, October or November. We have commitments for the third year from Coppell Women's Club and for the second year from Coppell Senior Center. We would like to do 3 or 4 more!
If your church group, civic organization, senior center, neighborhood, or circle of friends love to give back to the community by hosting a PAJAMA PARTY for newborns born into health & economic crisis, please ask them if they would be interested. Hosting a Pajama Party event is easy and there are volunteers who can help! NEEDED: Sleepers, Gowns, & Pajamas (NB & 0-3 mos), Socks (0-6 mos)
AMAZON SMILE!! A new and simple way for you to assist LTN raise more money - merely by shopping on AMAZON!! Every time you shop with AMAZON, use AMAZON SMILE, and an automatic .5% of your purchase will be donated to LTN. Sign-up is easy: on your 1st visit to www.smile.amazon.com, (pick your charitable organization) Type LTN LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. Please note - there are more than one "Love Thy Neighbor" organizations listed - so be sure to select the right one. Ours is labeled LTN LOVE THY NEIGHBOR and has a FRISCO Address. You will receive the same benefits from Amazon as you normally would, but the added benefit is helping LTN feed and clothe the needy and homeless. THANK YOU donors and friends for your continued support!
The CoServ Charitable Foundation Board of Directors has approved a $12,000.00 grant to Love Thy Neighbor to support the purchase of undergarments, socks and shoes for the Clothing Assistance Program. Thank-You CoServ! Sleep well with big hearts knowing families of CAP are blessed!
NEW AUGUST 30: A Remarkable Way To Be A Good Neighbor! TOM THUMB COMMUNITY BUCKS are back!! Spend a minimum of $50 at Tom Thumb using your REWARD CARD between September 1-30, 2015, and you'll receive a Community Buck printed at the bottom of your receipt. Collect and save as many as you can and turn in to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. For every COMMUNITY BUCK received, LTN receives $1. The Community Bucks are used in The Kitchen Program for food - helping to feed the needy, homeless and families. Please don't throw away - every dollar counts! We will get process for collecting the BUCKS an re-post. Thank You!
NEW AUGUST 30: Friends of Kay Stephenson's were moved by the need to provide clean, new underwear to the homeless and are starting an underwear company that will donate a set of underwear to shelters around the US for every pair sold. They launched a Kickstarter program to get things going and their goal was $40,000. If they reached their goal, they would provide Love Thy Neighbor's Clothing Assistance Program(CAP) with 250 SETS OF NEW UNDERWEAR!!! Check out their story - THEY MADE THEIR GOAL!! PLEASE consider supporting their Kickstarter! http://kck.st/1If9U4p
NEW AUGUST 17: The Knights of Columbus, St Philip Catholic Church, hosted a Pancake Breakfast benefitting LTN on Sunday, August 16. They also accepted much needed donations for LTB and CAP. We are appreciative to our friends for donating 230 baby items (including baby onesies, pajama sets and sleepers) and 27 NEW pairs of boys shoes just in time for the school year. A huge shout out to our volunteers and youth volunteers for assisting The Knights, and ever so grateful for the new relationships developed. THANK YOU KNIGHTS!!
Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, May 9, 8:00 - 11:00am. To be held in The Salvation Army/Lewisville Community Kitchen (207 Elm St, Lewisville, TX 75057). Coinciding with the Pancake Breakfast is "CHALK THIS WAY", a sidewalk festival and family friendly event from 9am-6pm sponsored by The Colony Chamber of Commerce and partnering with The City of Lewisville and Greater Arts Alliance. Come and enjoy breakfast and the art festival in downtown Lewisville. Meal is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (10+). If you are interested in volunteering with this event, please send an email to: email@example.com
LTN VOLUNTEER MEETING: Thursday, April 16, 6-8pm, Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon Rd, Double Oak TX 75077. Refreshments and prizes!!
Love Thy Neighbor's 2015 Home Tour was a SUCCESS!! We raised over $6500 for our kitchen, clothing and baby programs! Thank You Schmitz Garden Center, Mary & Dave Belter and Kristal Pentecost for opening your homes and participating in our success. A shout out to our super volunteers that made this event effortless and our donors: Mary Robinson, Blue Goose Cantina, Market Street Floral, Dalton Floral, Piranha Sushi Killer and Norman Crochetiere. Our donors and volunteers really made our event special - and made us look good!!
2015 HOME TOUR
LTN is excited to announce our "2ND Home Tour" ! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 from 4-8pm. There are two fabulous homes and a special presentation at Schmitz Garden Center on "Texas Gardening Tips". Proceeds from this event benefits The Salvation Army / Lewisville and our new program, Love Thy Baby.
Our first stop is at Schmitz Garden Center. Schmitz is a family owned, award winning retail nursery dedicated to providing quality garden and home decor to your home. Landscape Design Services and Installation, Tree Care, Organic and Eco Friendly Programs and Maintenance are just some of the services available. We will visit their newly updated 2nd location and all LTN guests will receive a discount coupon to use at either of their shops. And did I mention fountains!! Schmitz has a wonderful selection of fountains and chandeliers to be enjoyed by all. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served.
Our two homes are in Flower Mound, and only less than 5 miles from one another. Tour Guests will enjoy a new and sprawling home and the other a recently updated 'Traditional Classic' from 'Old World Tuscan'. Food, beer and wine to be served at both of the homes.
Tickets are $25 each and include the tour, food and 3 beverages. Additional beverages may be purchased for a donation.
Hard Copy Tickets will be sold by cash or check in the Kitchen, Mon, Tues and Thur from 9am - 1pm, beginning Feb 2. If paying by cash/check, you may reserve your tickets today by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also purchase your tickets by credit card via our website : www.ltnlovethyneighbor.org
Look for the TAB named 'Donations/2015 Home Tour'.
LTN will also offer a RAFFLE of "SCRATCH OFF" Tickets. We will offer ONE LUCKY WINNER a roll of scratch-off tickets guaranteeing a winner! The winner may want some help scratching for that lucky ticket!! Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket, or $25 for 6 tickets. Buy as many as you wish!! Winners do NOT need to be present to win. We will post the winning number via email, FB and our website. Raffle Tickets can be purchased from: Art Fleming, MaryAnn Saxton, Kay Stephenson, Karen Gattis, Suzy Pegoraro and Karen Knoll.
Maps to each home will be available at Schmitz upon check-in. We are very excited about our event - hope to see you there to enjoy lots of creative ideas for both indoor and outdoor living, or just visiting with Love Thy Neighbor. Thanks to each of you for your continued support.
4:00 - 5:30 pm Schmitz Garden Center, 1616 Arrowhead Dr, Flower Mound (between Morris & St
Philip's Church on 1171. There are 2 entrances - Flower Mound/1171 & Arrowhead)
5:45 - 6:45 pm 2521 Matterhorn Lane, Flower Mound
7:00 - 8:00 pm 2300 Bella Lago Drive
LOVE THY BABY !!
WELCOME "LOVE THY BABY" !! LTN is extremely happy to announce that we have added this new program to our family of services. Love Thy Baby (LTB) will focus on meeting the needs of infants who are born into health or economic crisis. LTB volunteers make and collect warm blankets and clothing for newborn babies who are born premature, sick, or into poverty and the items are then distributed by wonderful volunteers to those in need through hospitals and agencies including: Parkland Health and Hospital System, John Peter Smith Hospital, Family Place, Nexus, Sharing Life and Hope for Refugees.
Love Thy Baby is already up and running, as they were previously a successful running chapter of "Newborns In Need" for the past 15 years. Joining LOVE THY NEIGHBOR will allow them to grow their services, recruit new volunteers, and increase local awareness of their mission.
Love Thy Baby meets weekly on Thursday's from 10:00am to 2:30 pm in donated space provided by Webb Chapel Church of Christ at 13245 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch, TX. They also meet on the first Saturday of each month at the same time in the same location to collect and distribute monthly donations. LTB volunteers work together at weekly meetings and individually at home to create beautiful handmade quilts, receiving blankets, afghans, hats, booties, t-shirts, diaper bags, bibs, burp cloths, toys and more for babies born into need. Individual and group baby showers are held to collect purchased items such as socks and onesies that are needed for the babies as well.
For more information about this terrific and exciting program, please email us at email@example.com
We are thankful and blessed for all you do with us
Love Thy Neighbor Kitchen Aprons and T Shirts for sale! Join your peers when volunteering in the kitchen, CAP or LTN events with your own Love Thy Neighbor Apron or T Shirt.
Aprons: $20. Dark Khaki, over the head, 3 pockets with the "Love Thy Neighbor" logo. Cotton/poly
T-Shirts: $15. Light Gray or Black, V Neck or Uni-Sex, 100% cotton. Love Thy Neighbor logo on back
of T Shirt with the written words across the left front heart.
** Contact MaryAnn Saxton to purchase Aprons or T Shirts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Thy Neighbor supports The Salvation Army/Lewisville Community Kitchen and Clothing Assistance Program (CAP). We also support other organizations in our community:
- Children's Advocacy Center - St. Philip's SPY Youth Group
- Cumberland House - Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
- First United Methodist/Lewisville - CCA Charity League
- Newborns In Need - Special Abilities of North Texas
- Pedi Place
LTN participates in the KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM!
Link your existing Kroger Grocery Card to LTN's non-profit number:
Click on the COMMUNITY TAB above for more detailed instructions.
LTN also participates in the TOM THUMB "GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM".
Link your existing Tom Thumb Grocery Card to LTN's non-profit Account Number: 13050
This program does NOT affect your personal discounts, gas or other related grocery points.
Click, Print and Complete the form (have your REMARKABLE CARD NUMBER available) and drop off at your Tom Thumb Courtesy Desk.
CLICK and PRINT: http://shop.safeway.com/corporate/randalls/GN_HOUSTON_AUSTIN.pd
Love Thy Neighbor participates in local July 4th Parade, supporting The Town of Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department. THANK YOU LTN VOLUNTEERS!!
LTN is on FACEBOOK! Check us out and "LIKE" us!! Click here for our FB page: Facebook (Love Thy Neighbor, Inc - Texas)
The Salvation Army/Lewisville "Clothing Assistance Program" Opened Thursday, April 18, 2013
LTN is collecting clean and gently used clothing and shoes, all sizes and genders! Continue to drop them off at The Salvation Army/Lewisville Center; 207 Elm St, Lewisville, TX 75067. We also need children's, youth, women and men's new undergarments, We also need new bras - all sizes
Clothing NEEDED for Clothing Assistance Program: We are also seeking gently used and clean clothing for all sizes and genders. At this time we are not accepting adult business clothing. Drop the clothing off at The Salvation Army/Lewisville location and and let the staff know the clothing is for The Clothing Assistance Program, or CAP. Otherwise, the clothing goes to Dallas.
YOUR HELP is needed for food and supplies. Click on the "IN THE COMMUNITY TAB" to find out what food and supplies are needed. The Salvation Army/Lewisville Kitchen and Pantry always appreciates your generosity.
Click here to make a GENERAL DONATION to LTN. Your support means so much to so many.
About Our Organization
To-date, we have served 130,000 healthy and nutritious meals. Additionally, we prepare to-go bags daily for those who are homeless or are unable to prepare an evening meal. We are always in the need of additional volunteers to help prepare and serve the meals. We are so blessed to have loving volunteers make each hot meal from “scratch” each day. Many thanks to individuals, churches and businesses who have so kindly provided fresh fruit and produce from their gardens and stores. We have been able to offer the most delicious salads and vegetables to our guests through these amazing donations.
Become a Volunteer
We cannot survive without the tremendous support from our volunteers.
We could use your help for many activities: Website, Volunteer Coordinator,
Fundraising, Social Media, etc
Please Contact us at the email below if you are interested in becoming a volunteer in this fun and rewarding organization. We have something for everyone and will honor your time commitments. You can come weekly, daily, monthly or just when you can! We are just glad you can come.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
CAN BE PRINTED AND MAILED
Click on the VOLUNTEER TAB Above
CLOTHING PROGRAM Volunteers
Love The Neighbor supports and manages the NEW CLOTHING PROGRAM for The Salvation Army in Lewisville, Tx. The Shop will be open (3) days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and by appointment only. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the program: sort the clothing, stock the clothing and working with scheduled clients.