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 LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies – Raises $14,000


The fourth annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies was a phenomenal success!

LUM Follies Raises $14,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund.

The Follies meal was scrumptious, and the stage show was well received by the audience. Follies guests generously bid on Silent Auction items and supported specific community needs with donations from the Butterfly Tree—making this year’s Follies successful in many ways. The capacity crowd had a great time at LUM Follies — supporting a great cause.


Special thanks to St. Andrew United Methodist Church for hosting Follies, St. Thomas Aquinas for event support, all of the LUM member churches for donating baskets to the Silent Auction, Joan Low for coordinating the meal, Eileen Weiss for coordinating the entertainment, the Follies sponsors, and all of the entertainers and guests.


One hundred percent of the proceeds from the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.


If you missed this year’s Follies and still wish to make a difference, click HERE. To give the LUM Good Samaritan Fund — click HERE.

To view more PHOTOS from the 2015 LUM Follies, click HERE.

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LUM Income Tax Assistance Impacts Local Economy


For 13 years, Lafayette Urban Ministry has partnered with the IRS Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to bring free, quality, tax return preparation services to hundreds of low-income wage earners in our community. This year, more than 750 joint and individual state and federal tax returns were prepared — with more than $1.3 million in tax refunds and tax credits returned to local low-income households, which undoubtedly will be funneled back into our local economy.

Close to 40 LUM volunteers received IRS certification to prepare tax returns. It’s a big commitment of time and effort, but the intrinsic rewards for the LUM volunteers are big too. The LUM Tax Assistance Program is led by Sandra Dunn-El. For more information on the LUM Income Tax Assistance Program, click HERE.

{Pictured above from L to R are some of the LUM Tax Assistance volunteers—Xi Wang, James “Jim” Pechin, Ann Pellegrino, Patti O’Callaghan, John Schneider & Sandra Dunn-El.

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