Seeking Overnight Volunteers, Meals & Supplies
The LUM Emergency Shelter relies on volunteers, donations, meals & cleaning supplies from the community and our LUM friends. Please review our list of current needs and help if you are able.
The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment. Overnight volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and attend a Shelter Training Session. These sessions are held every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information on overnight, shelter volunteer opportunities at LUM, click HERE.
PROVIDE A MEAL.
Each night of the year, a simple meal is provided at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for families, church groups, campus organizations and civic groups. LUM makes a conscious effort to make sure the food served is nutritious but basic. If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal for the LUM shelter guests (30-45), one time or on a regular basis, click HERE to get more information and meal guidelines.
Currently there is an urgent need for Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Window Cleaner & General Purpose Cleaner at the LUM Emergency Shelter.
Please help by making a monetary donation to LUM or purchasing “needed items” for LUM. You may ship or drop off these items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901), Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also appreciated. Check out our wish list online. Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Emergency Shelter, After School Program, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jubilee Christmas, Food Pantry, etc.). Thank you.