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Port of Hope Fundraising Event
Don’t Miss It!

You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. Event details are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 9
  • 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Lafayette Brewing Co.
  • Tickets: $35 per person

Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, cash bar, dancing, and fun. TICKETS are limited so go on line and 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 supporting a great cause.

Thanksgiving Celebration
Donations Needed

The 31st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a holiday meal for approximately 800 guests with live entertainment. Event details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • FREE
The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts. DONATIONS of food & supplies & VOLUNTEERS are needed. Click HERE.

Attention Runners!
Turkey Trot 5K – Register Today

Each year early on Thanksgiving morning, hundreds of local runners & walkers participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run. It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating a holiday of “thanksgiving.” Details are as follows:

  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • 8 a.m.
  • McAllister Park, Lafayette
  • Registration: $35 Adult; $10 Youth
Runners, walkers, families, strollers & dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register for the 5K Run go to

Jubilee Christmas – Donations & Volunteers Needed

The 38th annual LUM Jubilee Christmas will host over 800 local families impacting over 1,900 children. The program strengthens low-income families by supporting the important roles of moms and dads — and making the parents the heroes at Christmas. Details are as follows:

  • Saturday, December 9
  • 30 different sites
DONATIONS of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (0 to 12), and quilts/family blankets are needed. Donations accepted starting Monday, November 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). To view our JC Wish List, click HERE.
VOLUNTEERS are needed for the Donation Center and Jubilee Christmas, part 2 on December 9 — and a few more. To sign up, click HERE.
Go to to donate & sign up to volunteer.
Enjoy Panda Express & Earn 20% for Hunger Hike

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

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

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

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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