Category Archives: Lafayette Urban Ministry

LUM Fall Events: Hunger Hike – Port of Hope


Hunger Hike 2018 – ONLY One Month to Go
Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

 


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!

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Port of Hope – Benefits LUM Immigration Clinic
| Thursday, November 8 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co. |

| $40 per person | Live Entertainment | Hors d’oeuvres | Cash Bar | Silent Auction |


You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. (Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.)
Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences.
We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the diversity of our community. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Attend – Port of Hope Tickets are limited so 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 contributing to a great cause. Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Donate – If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online today (click below). If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org).


For Tickets, click HERE.

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LUM Emergency Shelter Needs YOU!


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.


OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS.
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.


CLEANING SUPPLIES.
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.


For more information and the 2016 Shelter Training schedule, click HERE
or please call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).


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More Fun Stuff from LUM Camp 2018


Videos & More Photos from LUM Camp 2018

Although our campers are now back to school, LUM Camp excitement is still in the air. This year’s theme was Let Your Light Shine — so, it was only fitting to have a laser light show and fireworks display at camp. Share in our excitement over the success of this year’s camp by watching these two videos from LUM Camp — as well as the photos of our amazing campers.


  • To view VIDEOS from LUM Camp 2018, click HERE
  • To view PHOTOS from LUM Camp 2018, click HERE

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Countdown to Hunger Hike – One Month to Go


Start Fundraising Today – Hunger Hike 2018


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!


| Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

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Hunger Hike

Local Children Donate to LUM Emergency Shelter


Thanks, Purdue Early Care & Education Center

This summer the children enrolled at the Purdue University Early Care & Education Center created a “business” selling coffee & lemonade. The children raised over $140 at their coffee shop & lemonade stand — and decided to donate it all to the LUM Emergency Shelter.

Recently Lisa Walter, child care director, and Miss Jelly, lead teacher, invited LUM to their center to accept this thoughtful donation from the children. Eileen Weiss, LUM business manager, visited with the children, graciously accepted their donation, and explained the many ways that LUM is important is to the community. It was a special day for LUM and the children.


Countdown to Hunger Hike – One Month to Go


Start Fundraising Today – Hunger Hike 2018


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!


| Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

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Hunger Hike

LUM Camp 2018 – 54th Year & Still Going Strong



On August 1, our LUM friends & board members traveled in the LUM bus out to Hanging Rock Assembly Camp in Warren County to experience an evening at LUM Camp. When our LUM friends & board members arrived they met the campers and sang camp songs. They were then treated to an authentic camp supper followed by an ice cream social — ice cream sundaes with all the fixin’s. Our guests scooped and served the ice cream to our campers which encouraged even more interaction (pictured above).

LUM Camp is a 4-day, overnight summer camp for 85 boys and girls (8, 9 and 10 years old), who come from families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Our camp includes all the traditional activities that a great camp should have, such as morning chapel, swimming, hiking, boating, arts & crafts, campfires, corn maze, zip-line and an outstanding staff of camp counselors.



Along with all of these activities, LUM Camp focuses on interactive and experiential learning. Our theme was Let Your Light Shine. Throughout camp, our campers spent much of the week learning about the wonder & science of light. Over 25 scientists and educators from Purdue and the community engaged each child’s natural curiosity with loads of hands-on activities and projects. LUM campers learned about the Indiana State insect, the firefly, and were treated to an awesome fireworks display (pictured below on right), made possible due to a grant from the Riley Children’s Foundation. The highlight of Board Night for the campers, as well as our guests, was the laser light show (pictured below on left). You could tell that our visitors enjoyed returning to their childhood for a few hours and our campers enjoyed having them visit them at camp.

Thank you to everyone who helped make LUM Camp 2018 possible. Through your donations, campership gifts, and volunteer time, you have once again made it possible for our LUM campers to have a positive, life-changing experience that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.


To view PHOTOS from LUM Camp 2018, click HERE


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LUM Programs – Save the Dates – Get Engaged


Upcoming LUM Programs & Events – Just for YOU!

Summer is here — and it’s a great time of year to add these important LUM fall & winter programs to your calendar.


Hunger Hike (September 15-16) – Saturday, September 15 is the 6th Annual HH5K Run. Sunday (9/16) is the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk. Proceeds benefit LUM Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. Mark your calendars and get your team together.

Port of Hope (November 8) – Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.


Community Thanksgiving Celebration (November 22) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk (November 22) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.


Jubilee Christmas (December 8) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.


Other Important LUM Program Dates

Please Mark Your Calendars! Please Share!


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The Door to “Help & Hope” for Over 23 Years


Ask, and it will be given to you; Seek, and you will find;
Knock, and the door will be opened to you.
‘For everyone who asks receives,
and one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’ ~ Matthew 7:7-8


The LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center & Emergency Shelter has a new door at 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette.

Since the opening of this building in 1995, over 250,000 shelter guests and 140,000 after school & summer students have entered this door for a clean, nurturing environment which also offers opportunities for a better future, stronger families & better prepared children.


The new door will continue to offer a gateway to help & hope from LUM to our neighbors in need.

The new door also increases the privacy and security of the building — and is much more welcoming.

The next time you pass by on N 4th Street, glance over at the new door — and reflect on the next 400,000 individuals who will “knock” and have this new door opened for them.


Bus Drivers Needed – Starting Next Week


Seeking Volunteers for LUM After School Program

Volunteer Activity Bus Drivers are needed to transport the LUM After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette.

Drivers are needed each weekday afternoon from Tuesday, August 7 – May 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination.


Volunteers are also needed from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday—as tutors, story readers, spelling test givers and for helping children in general. To begin the “Easy 4-Step Process” to becoming an After School Program Volunteer, click HERE.


Please consider signing up NOW to volunteer for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. For more information about the LUM After School Program, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 | abajzatt@lumserve.org).


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After School Program