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LUM Follies 2017

Join us for the sixth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies and help us celebrate the 45th anniversary of Lafayette Urban Ministry. The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises. There will be a lovely dinner with fabulous people; a Silent Auction filled with unique and priceless items; and local entertainment (also known as Follies) that will bring laughter, fun and sheer joy to the room.

Here are the details:

  • LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies
  • DATE: Friday, May 5
  • TIMES: Reception & Silent Auction at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Follies live variety show at 7:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, West Lafayette
  • DONATION: $45 per person; $360 per table of eight; limited seating

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies 2017 will also be a grand 45th anniversary celebration. The best part though is that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, an emergency financial assistance program that supports local families. Last year the Good Samaritan Program served families 2,232 times and distributed $114,495 — to avert evictions, utility disconnects and other financial crises.

So — Join us for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES and have a great time enjoying a fabulous meal, variety show and more — while supporting a worthy cause and the families in our community.

Make your Reservations TODAY!
Start the Follies Reservation process NOW, click HERE.

Make your reservation today — go to and take care of everything online — or call us at 765-423-2691 — or stop by the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette.

If you aren’t able to attend the “Follies” but still wish to make a donation to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund — click:

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If you or your group would like to volunteer with Follies, click HERE to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities

LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today! Here are current LUM volunteer opportunities:

Bus Drivers—After School Program

Volunteer Actvolunteer opportunitiesivity 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 through May 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, click HERE or call or email Cindy Haley, LUM Youth Programs director (765-423-2691 |

LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES

Volunteers are needed for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies fundraising event—to set-up (Thursday, May 4), staff the LUM Follies event (Friday, May 5), and break-down (5/5). Perfect for groups. Check out the Follies volunteer sign up sheets HERE.

LUM Camp Counselors

Sixty volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 — July 31-August 4 at Hanging Rock Camp. LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Must be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4. For additional LUM Camp volunteer information, click HERE.

Emergency Shelter—Intake Volunteers

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Client Intake Volunteers weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m. for two to ten hours per week. Client Intake Volunteers meet one-on-one with potential shelter guests to do brief intake interviews, provide passes to the LUM shelter, help our guests to reconnect with family, and make referrals to addiction, mental health, employment and housing services. Basic computer, data entry and phone skills are required. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information and to apply online, click HERE — or please call or email Gina Williams (765-423-2691 |

Food Pantry—Volunteers, drivers & shoppers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 |

Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.

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