LUM has a volunteer opportunity for an individual who is fluent in conversational & written Spanish.
Volunteers would be needed two hours per week
Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duties would include reviewing voice mail messages, following up with clients by phone or email, and translating marketing and information materials like event fliers, door signs & brochures
Join a dynamic team of volunteers who are passionate about serving our neighbors in need. For more information, email or call Terri Anderson, LUM volunteer coordinator (765-423-2691 | volunteer@LUMserve.org).
The LUM Protein Food Pantry recently moved to a perfect space in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette. Although it was a smooth transition from a “pop-up food pantry” to the new location at St. John’s, LUM needed a few essential items in the new space.
When Pastor Bradley Pace & St. John’s leadership heard that the LUM pantry needed a refrigerator, they did not hesitate to offer the funds ($1,200) to purchase a new one for LUM.
Pictured (L to R) is Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, accepting the new refrigerator-only unit from the Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace on behalf of St. John’s Episcopal Church. LUM is grateful to St. John’s for the refrigerator, the use of their space for the LUM Protein Food Pantry, and for their unwavering support of the Mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry. If you or your group would like to invest in the LUM Protein Food Pantries, please consider a monetary donation, a gift of food items, volunteer or participate in Hunger Hike 2021.
The need is as great as ever, and but YOU can be part of the solution. Sign up now, and help fight hunger! Let’s beat last year’s record and raise $125,000 for the hunger relief efforts locally, regionally & globally. Hunger Hike details are as follows:
LUM Camp kicks off THIS Tuesday for approximately 38 girls & 35 boys from Tippecanoe County. This will be a week filled with fun, friendship and life-changing experiences.
The theme this year is Brain Builders. LUM Campers will be introduced to The 9 Types of Intelligence; and throughout the week, the campers will be reminded of how each activity and workshop helps “build” their “brains” and the way it relates to the “Nine Types of Intelligence.”
It’s not too late to sponsor a LUM Camper this year. Donations to LUM Youth Programs are still welcome. Individuals may sponsor a camper for only $200. Would you please invest in both their long-term life skills and their short-term fun by offering them the gift of LUM Camp?
Please note: LUM is working closely with the professional staff at Hanging Rock Christian Camp, the long-time host site of LUM Camp. LUM Camp is being planned in compliance with and exceeding the guidelines developed by the American Camp Association and the YMCA of the USA. All donations to LUM Camp will be used entirely on the campers’ experience this year.
Last year, 30 churches at 27 events and numerous individuals, businesses and clubs provided for 526 local households, impacting 1,499 local children. Jubilee Christmas gave these parents a chance to be the heroes on Christmas morning as they gave their children gifts of new toys, books, clothing, and food from Santa Claus.
On July 27, LUM Camp begins and 80 children will participate in a week filled with nature hikes, arts and crafts, boating, swimming, morning chapel, wall climbing, zip-lining, the giant swing, snacks, delicious meals, and diverse and caring counselors.
LUM Camp is a scholarship-based camp, meaning we only invite children whose parents are not able to pay for the actual cost of camp. (The actual cost is more than $200 per camper.) Campers’ parents pay $5 per child, and donations from individuals, organizations, churches and businesses cover the rest. Join us in thanking all of our individual donors as well as our other donors, which include: Central Presbyterian Church ($10,000), Covenant Church ($5,000), Cutler Presbyterian Church ($1,000), DRLF Consulting ($800), First Presbyterian Church – Rensselaer ($500), Lafayette Rotary Club Foundation ($475), Laura’s Kids Inc. ($1,000), and Trinity United Methodist Church ($1,530). These gifts will help pay for a child’s transportation, room and board, camp activities, educational programs and supplies – everything campers need to attend LUM Camp.
If you or your group would like to support the LUM Youth Programs make a donation today. And thank you.
Our LUM Camp volunteers consistently share how much they LOVE their camp experience. LUM Camp volunteer-counselors recently shared, “What LUM Camp means me.“
As a former LUM Camp camper, I was excited to volunteer and provide a happy experience as a counselor. It was the highlight of my summer. ~Ash
LUM Camp means a week of being outdoors, doing things I never do in my normal life. I meet new people and get lots of exercise. ~Tricia
So refreshing to be around young energy! They gave me quite a lift! ~Linda
This being my ninth year as counselor, LUM Camp is a blessing to me, seeing the kids go from shy and wanting to go home to not wanting to leave. LUM Camp has enabled me to be recognized around town by my campers and puts a smile on the kid’s faces. ~Savannah
Over the past four LUM Camps, I’ve observed more than 100 campers grow in self-confidence, knowledge and respect for others, as they experience a week filled with fun, food and faith. ~Gayle
Being a LUM Camp counselor means I get to help kids learn the fun of being a kid and be one myself again. ~April
Being a LUM Camp counselor has rewarded me the satisfaction of seeing the excitement, energy, confidence and joy when a child scales the climbing wall, splashes in the pool, navigates a canoe, zips through the trees. What a fun and exhausting week! ~Mary Ann (pictured)
This could be YOU! Be a LUM Camp counselor this year. It will be the best week of your summer.
LUM Day for Dads is a new initiative designed to encourage and celebrate fathers who are engaged with their children and families. Sixty-five individuals from 12 families (12 parents and 41 kids) participated in the inaugural event — a trip to the Lafayette Aviators baseball game this past Sunday at Loeb Stadium. Each dad and their family members received for free — a Day for Dads T-shirt, game ticket, food & drink vouchers, and an Aviators baseball cap. Highlights of the afternoon were seeing LUM executive director, Wes Tillett throw out the first pitch, an exciting win for the Lafayette Aviators, the LUM logo appearing on the jumbotron (pictured), and hearing the announcer thank the LUM dads for “their important role in their children’s lives.“
The participating dads expressed their gratitude for this event and the chance to be with their children. LUM plans on continuing to celebrate “Dads” with periodic events. The next event is the Dads & Kids Pizza & Game Night on Saturday, August 28. LUM Day for Dads event was made possible by individual donors and corporate sponsors; including, Gold Level sponsors: The Russell Company, Trueblood Real Estate & Alan Foord; Bronze Level: Bears Auto Sales, JR Kelly Company & Rieth Riley Construction Co.; and Friend Level: Blevins Insurance Agency.
The LUM Protein Food Pantry opened this morning in a new and improved downtown Lafayette location. Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, hosted the Grand Reopening which featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and a blessing by the Rev. Andrea Arsene, the Curate at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette.
Remarks were offered and a citation was presented by State Representatives Sheila Klinker & Chris Campbell. The individuals who participated in the “Ribbon Cutting” were (pictured L to R above) the Rev. Arsene, Teresa Lohrman (St. John’s), Wes Tillett, Rep. Chris Campbell, Rabbi Karen Fanwick, the Rev. Brandon Smith (Heartland Community Church), Rep. Sheila Klinker, Amy O’Shea (United Way), Kathy Parker (West Lafayette City Council), and Nina Morgan (LUM Board member & Protein Food Pantry volunteer director). At 10 a.m., clients were welcomed into the food pantry to receive fresh fruit & vegetables, paper supplies, frozen meat and a variety of other food staples.
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If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, donate needed items, register for Hunger Hike — or simply have questions or need further information, go to lumserve.org/food-pantry, call 765-423-2691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.