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 www.lumserve.org/follies 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:
If you or your group would like to volunteer with Follies, click HERE to sign up.
Meet Freddie – LUM Good Samaritan Fund Client
Freddie has nine children and 16 grandchildren who live in Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. She lives in West Lafayette with two of her grandchildren (ages: 3 years and 6 months old). When Freddie agreed to help her son with his children she was working fulltime and managing her diabetes well. Unfortunately, after a series of unfortunate events she was in a financial crisis. Last winter, Freddie fell and broke her leg. After surgery and physical therapy her leg did not fully heal and her diabetes has been harder to manage. Since her job required her to be on her feet for most of the work day, she was not able to keep working.
Freddie’s income had been reduced substantially in a short period of time — and she still was caring for her two grandchildren. She shared that “LUM saved me and my grandchildren from being hungry and losing our home.” Not only did Freddie get emergency financial assistance from the LUM Good Samaritan Program but she also received referrals to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry and Jubilee Christmas.
She shared that the director of the LUM Good Samaritan Program, Rev. Clarinda Crawford, has been a blessing to her and her family — and she is thankful that such a wonderful and important program exists in her community. Freddie is optimistic that 2017 will be a better year for her family. Freddie’s story is a perfect example of how quickly a family’s situation can change and how suddenly they are temporarily in need of our help.