Category Archives: Giving

“Socks for Shelter” to Benefit LUM Shelter

United Steelworkers Local 115 – Collecting Socks

The United Steelworkers Local 115 has selected the LUM Emergency Shelter as one of the recipients of their Socks for Shelter donation drive.
The Local 115 has placed collection bins in local Lafayette businesses. New socks will be collected NOW thru Friday, December 10, at the following locations:

  • United Steelworkers Local 115 – Union Hall
  • IBEW 668 – Union Hall
  • Riehle’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Magoo’s Pub and Pizza, or Riehle’s Filling Station
  • Arconic – for employees only

Join us in thanking the United Steelworkers Local 115 members for choosing LUM as the recipient of this wonderful gift. Please support the Socks for Shelter campaign and the LUM Emergency Shelter. {Pictured above: front row – Scott Wolendowski, USW vice president and Susie Bending, USW recording secretary; back row – Spencer Buchanan, USW president.}

Port of Hope – Menu Items Revealed

Local Restaurant Offer Their Best Bites

Let’s face it — the only thing better about this fundraising event than knowing you are supporting the good work of the LUM Immigration Clinic is the FOOD! 

Port of Hope will feature some of the “best bites” from local favorites like Maggie’s Kitchen (Africa), Che Chori (Argentina), Lafayette Brewing Co. (USA), Lindo Mexico (Mexico), and sweets from Insomnia Cookies!

The event also includes Marketplace items for “foodies” to bid on like gift baskets featuring food items from Spain, Italy and Argentina; gift cards from The Whittaker InnCrabby Mike’s BBQBru Burger BarSam’s Club and Target; and cooking classes.

Buy your Port of Hope tickets for the cause, but attend for the tasty food — and the good company, unique Marketplace items and lively entertainment. There is limited space at the Port of Hope event; so, get your tickets today. Must be at least 21 to attend.

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—click below.

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Turkey Trot 5K Run – Thanksgiving Morning

It’s time for the annual LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run!

Be the first to sign up for this Thanksgiving morning 5K run for a great cause — supporting local families, children, and those experiencing homelessness.

Registration is $35 for adults, and $10 for children, 13 years old or younger. To register or for more information, go to

Autumn is the Season for Planning Ahead

Create a Personal Legacy with LUM Planned Giving

The autumn season is approaching with cooler nights, colorful trees, pumpkins, football and having fun outdoors with family. But it is also a season for preparing. In addition to preparing for the winter — consider also preparing for the future.
Spend time creating a personal legacy by continuing your support of the Lafayette Urban Ministry mission beyond your own lifetime. Each of us supports our community with our gifts to LUM, but by creating a legacy through Planned Giving, your support will continue in perpetuity.
Estate Planning strategy is a win-win for you and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to LUM brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could from your income alone. The benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive, whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan. We also encourage you to remember LUM in your will.
Start by meeting with your professional advisor to learn how informed estate planning can increase the overall value of your estate with a gift of tax-burdened assets (like IRAs, 401(k), or savings bonds) to LUM. When you are ready to begin the conversation, please email or call Wes Tillett, LUM executive director ( | 765-423-2691). Wes would enjoy meeting with you. Whatever you decide, enjoy this season with your family and friends and think for a moment about the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry and the families we serve.

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Eat Pizza & Benefit LUM – Now through November

Azzip Pizza – 105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN

Join us at Azzip Pizza (105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN) October 25-27 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) — and the LUM After School Program gets 20% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Azzip Pizza or Salad, and don’t forget to get Zip Sticks, Garlic Cheese Sticks, cookies, and a drink — and LUM gets 20%.

All other times — LUM gets 5%. Simply use the coupons below.

This Pot of Gold fundraiser continues through the end of November, and LUM gets 20% THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and October 25-27. All other days, LUM gets 5%. Help us “raise dough” for LUM Youth Programs.

Community Thanksgiving Feast Needs YOU

All Are Welcome – Donations & Volunteers Needed

Event Info | Donate Food | Donate $ | Volunteer | Sponsor

The LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast is a true community event, where everyone is welcome but LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community as well. More than 800 meals will be served. You may attend, donate money, volunteer and donate food and other needed items.
Community Thanksgiving Feast details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 25
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 |

Due to COVID-19, this event may only offer a curbside pickup meal. For the most up-to-date information, go to

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Thanksgiving Celebration

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 |

LUM Night at Chipotle – THIS Tuesday, Sept. 21

Enjoy Your Favorite Burrito – 33% Donated to LUM

Join us at Chipotle (South Street, Lafayette, IN) on Tuesday, September 21 from 5-9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured).

It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%.

  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering
  • Use LUM’s online code: 4 Z 4 6 N 4 N

So — plan to eat out on Tuesday, September 21 — all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

If you can’t make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.

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Hunger Hike Countdown – THIS Sunday

Sign Up Today – Raise Funds to Fight Hunger

Sign up now for Hunger Hike 2021, and help fight hunger! Let’s beat last year’s record and raise $125,000 for the hunger relief efforts locally, regionally & globally.
Three Easy Ways to sign up:

For more information, check out our short video, “How to Set Up your Hunger Hike Fundraising Page.” There is only days to Hunger Hike. It’s not too late. Start a team and start raising funds. Get started TODAY!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Hunger Hike — Special Highlights & Surprises

Purdue Boilermaker Spirit at Hunger Hike

In addition to the two Purdue coaches serving as 2021 honorary co-chairs (see below), Hunger Hike will also feature Purdue Pete, the Purdue Cheer team, the Purdue Crew Team, and the Boilermaker Special. The Purdue Cheer team will perform with Purdue Pete. Thanks to Purdue Athletics, Purdue Reamer Club, and Purdue Crew Team for their support.

Join us THIS Sunday to see the Purdue Cheer team, to meet Purdue Pete and check out the Boilermaker Special at the Hunger Hike kick-off event from 1 – 2 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).

Purdue Boilermaker Spirit at Hunger Hike

The Hunger Hike 2021 honorary co-chairs are Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Nate Walker (men’s & women’s crew & rowing).

Coaches Versyp & Walker are perfect ambassadors for Hunger Hike. Both set the bar high for their own work and their teams. They have a serious commitment to serving their community — especially in supporting food assistance and nutrition programs. You’ll get to meet them and the student-athletes on their teams as well as see a Purdue Crew team “shell.”

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Coaches Sharon Versyp & Nate Walker at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).

Indiana State Rep. Klinker to Sing National Anthem

Sheila Klinker , Indiana State Representative, will kick-off  Hunger Hike with the singing of the US National Anthem with her daughter, Kelly Jacob.

State Representative Sheila Klinker was first elected in 1982 to represent District 27. A proud Boilermaker alumna, Klinker taught for more than 34 years in the Lafayette School Corporation and served as the Outreach Liaison for the Purdue School of Education for 15 years. As a college student, Klinker was named “Miss Purdue” and finished as second runner-up in the “Miss Indiana” contest. Klinker lives in Lafayette with her husband, Victor. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Join us THIS Sunday to hear Sheila Klinker & Kelly Jacobs sing the National Anthem at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN).

Clowns, Princesses, Massages & More

At  Hunger Hike , there will be a bottled water, princessesclownsface paintingballoon animals, and massagesHunger Hike is thankful for the support of our many sponsors — including:

  • Printing – Instant Copy Printing, Lafayette
  • Bottled Water – Aqua Systems, Lafayette
  • Face Painting & Balloon Animals – Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry, Laffy-ette Chapter
  • Enchanted Princesses: Glass Slipper Princess, Apple Princess, and Enchanted Rose Princess – Rosie Manin
  • Chips – Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Please show your appreciation for our  Hunger Hike event sponsors by supporting and thanking them.

Music from Briton Weise & RatPak’s “DJ Powder”

DJ Powder from  Rat Pak Mobile DJs will emcee and provide dance music at  Hunger Hike. DJ Powder creates a fun, family friendly, festive environment during the kick-off of  Hunger Hike.

Also performing at this year’s Kick Off event is Briton Weise, former LUM staff member.

Join us THIS Sunday to enjoy music by Briton Weise and DJ Powder of Rat Pak at the Hunger Hike kick-off event from Noon to 3:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Hunger Hike 2021 – THIS SUNDAY

Overcoming Hunger – Locally, Regionally, Globally

Hunger Hike is a fundraising event and also an exciting community event — THIS SUNDAY. It’s not too late to be a Participant!

Hunger Hike is a family event for individuals & teams whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger. (And it’s Dog Friendly.) The traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk is THIS Sunday (September 19) from Noon – 3:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. There will be DJ music, princesses, National Anthem, clowns, remarks & more! {Due to COVID-19 — We strongly encourage everyone at Hunger Hike this year to wear a mask. Together we can help protect the most vulnerable among us.}

Below are the special highlights of the Hunger Hike kick-off event. For additional information on Hunger Hike 2021, please visit our website at

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.