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Lafayette Urban Ministry
Third Quarter Update

A Message from Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director

It is hard to believe that September has come and gone! Weren’t we just planning our summer programs?!? In the blink of an eye it’s time to get ready for Jubilee Christmas and the Community Thanksgiving Celebration! Let’s take a moment to review the LUM service report through the 3rd quarter of 2017:

So far this year, 4,426 different low-income households have been served by Lafayette Urban Ministry. We have nurtured and educated children, sheltered families, fed the hungry, helped the homeless become self-sufficient, supported the immigrant, given face to the faceless and voice to the voiceless. 2017 has been a brighter year for so many because of the faithful work carried on every day and night by Lafayette urban Ministry.

Thanks to your special friendship and generous support, Lafayette Urban Ministry continues to make our community a better place for all of its citizens.

Please remember LUM’s important work through the remaining weeks of 2017 by participating in one of our upcoming events, volunteering in a LUM Program, or by sharing a generous financial contribution!

God bless you for all the good that you continue to make happen here!

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Panda Express, West Lafayette Saturday, October 21
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Present coupon and Hunger Hike gets 20%. More

Show the coupon on your phone or present the coupon when you order.

Please SHARE these dates with your friends, family & co-workers to help make our fundraiser as successful as possible!

Get the Hunger Hike Restaurant coupon sheet HERE.
 Work at Pumpkin Patch – Earn $$ for Hunger Hike


Congress Street United Methodist Church has selected HUNGER HIKE as one of the benefactors of their annual Great Pumpkin Patch. This partnership includes Hunger Hike providing volunteers (3 hour shifts) to work at the 14th annual  Great Pumpkin Patch — as well as bake and ice cookies (2 – 2.5 hour shifts).


If you’re willing to either help with the Pumpkin Patch (Now – Oct. 31) or with the Cookies (NOW thru Oct. 20) — here’s what you do:
Sign up

— Pumpkin Patch, click HERE
— Cookie Baking, click HERE
— Cookie Icing, click HERE

  • Enter “Hunger Hike” in the Comments section
  • SUBMIT, Volunteer & have fun

Please sign up online TODAY — and volunteer, have fun, sell pumpkins, bake cookies, ice cookies and help Hunger Hike achieve its goal of $115,000.

Need some pumpkins? Please consider visiting the Great Pumpkin Patch of the Congress Street United Methodist Church. Each purchase you make supports Hunger Hike.

The Great Pumpkin Patch is open October 6-31 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. — rain or shine — across the street from Tropicanoe Cove & Loeb Stadium. In addition to pumpkins, you’ll also find a unique variety of gourds — plus their famous homemade sugar cookies (pictured below), homemade breads, candies, crafts & much more!

Since 2004 Congress Street United Methodist Church has grown in its Great Pumpkin Patch outreach — you must check it out. Remember ALL proceeds from pumpkin sales go to three local non-profit agencies — including Hunger Hike.

So please head out to the Great Pumpkin Patch, get in the Halloween spirit and support Hunger Hike.

5 Ways You Still
May Support Hunger Hike

Each year at this time about 85% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. So it’s important that you still raise funds and give. Here are 5 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach its goal:

  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or Team, HERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Nights, view coupon sheet HERE.
  4. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW – October 31, sign up HERE
  5. If you have a First Giving page — send it out again to all of your contacts asking for more donations, HERE

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