Happy New Year from your Friends at LUM
Tackling Basic Human Needs
As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one, let’s raise a toast to YOU…
- Whether you dedicated your time to preparing and serving meals for those facing homelessness at the LUM Emergency Shelter;
- Whether you generously supported the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, making it possible for 1,372 families to avoid utility disconnection or eviction through the LUM Financial Assistance Program;
- Whether you lent your time and expertise as a volunteer at the LUM Immigration Clinic;
- Whether you took on the role of a LUM tax preparer, assisting in the return of millions of dollars in refunds and credits to low-income households in our community;
- Whether you volunteered as a mentor at LUM Camp, After School Program tutor, or in any of LUM’s other impactful youth programs that are making strides in narrowing the academic achievement gap;
- Whether you played a crucial part in the fight against hunger by volunteering to feed 6,265 individuals in 2023 through the two LUM Food Pantries;
- Whether you participated in events like Hunger Hike, served on the food line at the LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast, sprinted in the Turkey Trot 5K Run, or generously contributed a toy to one of the 1,829 children impacted by LUM Jubilee Christmas.
Cheers to the incredible impact YOU made in our community in the past year!
Uplifting the People of Greater Lafayette
Your contributions to LUM play a vital role in realizing our mission—to bring cheer to others, offer hope to families, nurture and educate children, and foster a positive influence in our community. In 2023, thanks to the extraordinary dedication of LUM volunteers and the impactful outcomes of our fundraising endeavors, LUM has uplifted the lives of children and families in our community.
The LUM board of directors and staff extend their heartfelt gratitude to YOU for choosing LUM as your partner this year. We eagerly anticipate making 2024 an even more remarkable year. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. Cheers!
“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. The secret of joy is found in selfless service to others.”Eleanor Roosevelt