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LUM Fall Events: Hunger Hike & Port of Hope

Hunger Hike 2018 – ONLY One Month to Go

Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sun., Sept. 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |

HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email, call 765-423-2691 or go to

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!

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Port of Hope – Benefits LUM Immigration Clinic

| Thursday, November 8 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. |
| Lafayette Brewing Co. |
| $40 per person | Live Entertainment |
| Hors d’oeuvres | Cash Bar | Silent Auction |

You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. (Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.)
Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences.
We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the diversity of our community. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Attend – Port of Hope Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause. Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Donate – If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online today (click below). If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 |

For Tickets, click HERE.

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LUM Emergency Shelter Needs YOU!

Overnight Volunteers, Meals & Supplies NEEDED

The LUM Emergency Shelter relies on volunteers, donations, meals & cleaning supplies from the community and our LUM friends. Please review our list of current needs and help if you are able.


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment. Overnight volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and attend a Shelter Training Session. These sessions are held every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information on overnight, shelter volunteer opportunities at LUM, click HERE.


Each night of the year, a simple meal is provided at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for families, church groups, campus organizations and civic groups. LUM makes a conscious effort to make sure the food served is nutritious but basic. If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal for the LUM shelter guests (30-45), one time or on a regular basis, click HERE to get more information and meal guidelines.


Currently there is an urgent need for Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Window Cleaner & General Purpose Cleaner at the LUM Emergency Shelter.

Please help by making a monetary donation to LUM or purchasing “needed items” for LUM. You may ship or drop off these items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901), Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also appreciated. Check out our wish list online. Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Emergency Shelter, After School Program, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jubilee Christmas, Food Pantry, etc.). Thank you.

For more information and the 2016 Shelter Training schedule, click HERE
or please call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 |

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