Be A Part of the
LUM Summer of Service
LUM SOS gives you the chance to make a positive difference in your community, meet an immediate need, and see the impact of your efforts. Starting this month LUM has several exciting opportunities to serve those less fortunate.
- SHELTER – Prepare & serve a meal, assist with check-in and/or overnight supervision
- CHILD CARE – Tutor students and/or supervise trips
- FOOD PANTRY – Check in and assist participants, sort pantry items & more
- HUNGER HIKE – volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 18. Great event for groups.
- OFFICE – Prepare mailings or serve as the afternoon receptionist
- IMMIGRATION CLINIC – Assist with case management
- GROUPS – Sign up your group or business to participate in one of the monthly LUM Deep Cleaning Days of the LUM Ray Ewry Center. Learn more.
Follow your passion, find something that excites you and convince a friend or two to join you. Make this your LUM Summer of Service.
Support the LUM Food Pantries
The LUM Food Pantries (Downtown Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) need your support this summer. The pandemic and the cost of food and fuel are impacting local families. Below are a few ways YOU can help the LUM Food Pantries continue to meet the growing demand for basic food, paper products and personal hygiene items. Monetary donations to the LUM Food Pantries are ideal because it gives LUM the ability to use the money where it is needed the most. But if you are looking for other ways to the LUM Food Pantries— see below.
GIVING GARDENERS – The LUM Food Pantries welcome donations from “Giving Gardeners.” If you “grow a row” in your garden for LUM or simply wish to donate some of the fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit from your garden, simply drop off your items when the LUM Food Pantries are open (Thursday & Friday mornings). Learn more.
NEEDED ITEMS – LUM Food Pantries distribute “food plus more.” In addition to food, families need paper products, cleaning supplies, infant products and personal hygiene items. One way that the LUM Food Pantries keep expenditures down is by asking for donations of these “needed items” from the LUM Wish List. You may even purchase the needed items online and have them shipped. Plus, if you use Amazon Smile, LUM gets a percentage of your purchase. Go to smile.amazon.com, select “Lafayette Urban Ministry,” order needed items for the LUM Food Pantries, and LUM will get 0.5% of your eligible purchase. Learn more.
HOST A DRIVE – Coordinate a “drive” for the LUM Food Pantries at your church, organization or business — or at your next event, like a birthday party or business meeting/social. Check the LUM Wish List and keep it simple. For example, sponsor a Toilet Paper Drive or ask your guests to bring items needed for the LUM Food Pantries (dish soap, canned fish, canned meat, deodorant, diapers, feminine products).