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Make This The
Year of Your Legacy

What better goal for this NEW year than to create your own personal legacy by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime? During our lifetimes, we support the families in our community with our gifts to LUM, but creating a legacy through Planned Giving means our ministry will continue for all perpetuity.

Giving to Lafayette Urban Ministry is a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you (the donor) and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to Lafayette Urban Ministry brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could make from your income alone. Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan, the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM.

The kind of help provided by Lafayette Urban Ministry to this community doesn’t happen automatically and won’t happen without your support. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” At the Lafayette Urban Ministry we take those words seriously.

We know that offering homeless people food and shelter and lightening their load is the first step to helping them build better lives. But we also know it’s only the first step. That’s why LUM offers dozens of innovative programs of service, assistance, self-help, education and social justice advocacy. There will always be the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised in our world. We will always need to help provide these vital services to the families in our community. We hope you’ll help this important work to continue by giving generously.

Meet with your professional advisor to learn how informed estate planning can increase the overall value of your estate with a gift of tax-burdened assets (like IRAs, 401(k), or savings bonds) to Lafayette Urban Ministry. We hope you would consider a legacy gift that would support Lafayette Urban Ministry in your plans. Create your legacy this year to support the mission of LUM now and beyond your lifetime.

We are ready and willing to help you leave a legacy and fulfill your philanthropic goals of supporting LUM. If you are interested in beginning the conversation, please email or call Joe Micon, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you ( | 765-423-2691).

More information on giving to LUM may be found HERE.

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{The photo above was taken by and used with permission from Ádám Vajkovszky.}

Volunteer with LUM
in 2017

 Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to Volunteer More in 2017? Well — LUM wants to help you achieve that goal. There are a number of opportunities for you, your family and your friends to get engaged with LUM now.

Immediate — LUM Volunteer Needs

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program to helping run the 44-bed emergency homeless shelter. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week with the Immigration Clinic, Good Samaritan Program or ID Clinic — or doing data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry orintake for our shelter guests each weekday afternoon —  to one time work with an events like Hunger Hike, LUM Camp,  Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Follies or Jubilee Christmas. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.


If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Ben Murphy (765.423.2691 |

SHELTER – Overnight Volunteers

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If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE.
If you need further information, please call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 |


If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Susan Brouillette (765.423.2691 |

LUM CAMP -Volunteer Camp Counselors
For additional information, click HERE.

FOOD PANTRY  – Data Entry Volunteers

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