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Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


| Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


TURKEY Trot 5K Run
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


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Homeless Services – Fall Engagement Opportunities


Every Night – 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Volunteer | Donate Provide Meals | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive |


Will you help us continue to serve those in our community who are experiencing homelessness? Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 to the LUM Homeless Services will help LUM continue to provide help and hope to those experiencing homelessness during this difficult time. Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter and Winter Warming Station are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate Needed ITEMS, click HERE
  • Prepare a MEAL for LUM guests, click HERE

Your financial generosity is not only an act of hospitality toward those with no home of their own, it is also an investment in the health and safety of the greater community. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Jeffrey Auguste (jauguste@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).


More – LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities

FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


TURKEY Trot 5K Run
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


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Food Pantries – Fall Engagement Opportunities


Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon
Donate | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive | Volunteer | 


The LUM Food Pantries (Downtown Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) need your support this fall & winter. The pandemic and the cost of food & fuel are impacting local families as well as food banks. Here are a few ways YOU can help LUM continue to meet the growing demand for basic food, paper products and personal hygiene items. 

  • DONATIONS – Monetary donations are ideal because the money will be used where it is needed the most.
  • GIVING GARDENERS – If you wish to donate 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 – Families need paper products, cleaning supplies, infant products and personal hygiene items. Purchase the needed items and drop off or shop online and have items shipped. Plus, if you use Amazon Smile, LUM will get 0.5% of your eligible purchase. Go to smile.amazon.com, select “Lafayette Urban Ministry,” and order needed items. 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 for all programs, Socks Drive for the Emergency Shelter, or Snacks Drive for the After School Program. Learn more.

More – LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities

FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


TURKEY Trot 5K Run
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


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Community Thanksgiving Feast – Fall Engagement Opportunities


Thursday, November 24 – Noon – Thanksgiving Day
Volunteer | Donate | Needed Food & Supplies | Host a Collection Drive |


The LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast is a true community event, where everyone is welcome on Thanksgiving Day (11/24) for a FREE holiday feast. LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community. More than 800 meals will be served. Here are a three ways YOU can help the LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast:

  • DONATE – Monetary donations are ideal because it gives LUM the ability to use the money where it is needed the most. To donate, click HERE.
  • NEEDED ITEMS – Donate food items, prepared food, and/or supplies. To donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • VOLUNTEER – To sign up to volunteer, click HERE

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/thanksgiving. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


More – LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities

FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


TURKEY Trot 5K Run
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


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Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


| Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


TURKEY Trot 5K Run
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


| Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


TURKEY Trot 5K Run
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
(Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

Three Ways to Help LUM Students TODAY


Urgent Need: After School Snacks & Volunteers

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 70 children from elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday.

Three Ways YOU can help the LUM After School Program TODAY are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate NEEDED ITEMS, click HERE

The LUM After School Program needs VOLUNTEERS from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday. Make a positive impact on the life of a student through your presence, tutoring, interaction, and guidance. Please consider signing up TODAY. To begin, click HERE.


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Snacks Needed for LUM After School Program


LUM’s Top 10 Favorite Donations


LUM’s Top 10 Favorite donated items are as follows:

  1. Healthy Snacks
    (youth programs) — Fresh fruit, Carrots (snack size), Sliced Apples (snack size), Raisins, Peanut Butter, Yogurt cups, Applesauce cups, Fruit cups, Pudding cups, Gelatin cups (Jello)
  2. Snack Bars & Single Serve Pouches (youth programs & emergency shelter)
    BARS: Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars, Cereal Bars, Rice Krispies Treats
    POUCHES: Goldfish, Chex Mix, Zoo Animal Crackers, Cheez-Its, Fruit Snacks, Pirate Booty
  3. Drinks
    (youth programs) — 100% Fruit Juice, Bottled water, Milk
  4. Toilet Paper
  5. Paper Towels
  6. Bleach (Clorox)
  7. Trash bags – 13 gallon/tall kitchen draw-string & 55 gallon can liners
  8. Coffee (Caffeinated)
  9. Disinfectant Spray Disinfectant Wipes
  10. Toilet Cleaner, Glass Cleaner & All Purpose Cleaner

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to LUM, please either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).


Click HERE to view the complete LUM Wish List for the After School Program, Emergency Shelter and more.

SHIP your DONATION – check out the LUM Amazon Smile Wish List, order, and ship to LUM.


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LUM After School Program is Back!


Individual & Group Volunteer Opportunities

Local schools are back in session this week, which means the LUM After School Program is back as well — with 70 students enrolled. The LUM program aides and bus drivers have been preparing for their return and are ready!

The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, program aides, bus drivers, interns and volunteers, including Purdue student groups. If you or your group are interested in VOLUNTEERING or need more information, click HERE — or call or email Kristi Hogue (765.423.2691 | khogue@LUMserve.org).


LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children from low-income families. The program engages students (Kindergarten to 8th grade) for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday. The children are transported from their schools to the LUM After School Program at the LUM Ray Ewry Center — where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in crafts, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities.

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