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Upcoming LUM Programs & Events – Just for YOU!


Summer is here — and it’s a great time of year to add these important LUM fall & winter programs to your calendar.


Port of Hope (November 8) – Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.


Community Thanksgiving Celebration (November 22) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk (November 22) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.


Jubilee Christmas (December 8) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.


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The Door to “Help & Hope” for Over 23 Years


Ask, and it will be given to you;
Seek, and you will find; 
Knock, and the door will be opened to you.
‘For everyone who asks receives,
and one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’
~ Matthew 7:7-8


The LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center & Emergency Shelter has a new door at 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette.

Since the opening of this building in 1995, over 250,000 shelter guests and 140,000 after school & summer students have entered this door for a clean, nurturing environment which also offers opportunities for a better future, stronger families & better prepared children.


The new door will continue to offer a gateway to help & hope from LUM to our neighbors in need.

The new door also increases the privacy and security of the building — and is much more welcoming.

The next time you pass by on N 4th Street, glance over at the new door — and reflect on the next 400,000 individuals who will “knock” and have this new door opened for them.


Seeking Volunteers for LUM After School Program

Volunteer Activity Bus Drivers are needed to transport the LUM After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette. Drivers are needed each weekday afternoon from Tuesday, August 7 – May 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information about the LUM After School Program, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 | abajzatt@lumserve.org).