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LUM Announces Fall & Winter Programs


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PORT of HOPE – LUM Immigration Clinic Fundraising Events

Port of Hope offers three fun experiences this year.

  • PoH Scavenger Hunt (Saturday, October 17). Grab your friends and/or family and enjoy a socially distanced outdoor escapade learning how our community has been enriched by immigrants over the years.
  • Port of Hope Virtual Experience (Thursday, November 5). The Virtual Experience is an opportunity to sit back at home and enjoy music and interviews while learning about the Immigration Clinic and its impact on our community.
  • Who’s That Masked Donor? (now through Thursday, November 5). It’s a social media campaign & fundraiser.

Event Info | Scavenger Hunt | Virtual Experience | Donate $ | Sponsor


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FEAST – Thursday, November 26

Due to COVID-19, the Community Thanksgiving Feast will be a carry-out only event. The director is still planning to serve more than 800 meals.

Make a difference this Thanksgiving holiday — donate your time cooking, serving, entertaining, hosting, greeting, setting up, cleaning up, and more. Lots of food and supplies are needed too — donate food or make a cash donation to make this special community event possible. Online sign ups are open NOW.

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


TURKEY TROT 5K RUN – Thursday, November 26

Participants will be able to chose between being a “Live Runner” or a “Virtual Runner.”

  • The Live Runners will each have a “staggered” check-in and start-time to maintain social distancing on the scenic Cattail Trail Loop in the Celery Bog Nature Center in West Lafayette on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Virtual Runners will be able to run on Thanksgiving or at a time and location of their choice.

Everyone gets a Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt and the fastest get a trophy.

Event Info | Virtual Runner | Live Runner | Volunteer Sponsor


JUBILEE CHRISTMAS – Saturday, December 12

Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families impacting more than 1,800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and receive gifts for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a food gift card to make Christmas dinner special too.

This year due to COVID-19, all Jubilee Christmas events will be curb-side or walk-through programs, and all registration forms are being submitted online.

Event Info | Donate $ | Volunteer Donate Items

Meet Josh Prokopy – New Role with LUM in 2020

This year, Josh J. Prokopy will be expanding his role with LUM to include outreach, fundraising and tax assistance. Josh will now be the director of two major fundraising events (Hunger Hike & Turkey Trot 5K Run), the Tax Assistance Program and the Dream Team project.

Josh grew up in Conway, Massachusetts and now lives in West Lafayette with his wife, Linda, and their three teenage children, Annabel, Margaret & David. Anabel & Margaret are both in 10th grade, and David is in 7th grade, all at West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School. They are members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County.

Josh earned a bachelor’s in independent concentration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and both a Master’s in Sociology and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition to being active in the community with housing related organizations and with his church, he is an avid home-brewer of beer and has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Josh enjoys being out in nature, playing strategy games, and spending time with friends and family engaged in meaningful conversation, “preferably over a pint of excellent home-brewed beer.”

LUM is fortunate to have someone with Josh’s talent and experience as a member of the team.

Turkey Trot 5K Run – Register Today

Fundraiser for LUM benefiting Local Families

Don’t forget to get registered for the most festive 5K run of the year — the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. Families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. Build lifetime memories — and support local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry.

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave,West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org.

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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

Turkey Trot 5K – New Costume Contest


Turkey Trot 5K Run – fundraiser for LUM programs for local families
Thursday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Morning
Run start time — 8 a.m. | Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette
$35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)


The Turkey Trot 5K Run is a “chip-timed” run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run has always been a fun and festive event. In this spirit, the Turkey Trot Costume Contest will be new this year. Many participants already show up in costumes and fancy hats. To honor them and encourage more, this year, for the first time, the Best Costume (adult & youth) will be selected and given a prize. Our contest winners will be selected by judges, one of whom is the Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker, and awarded prizes along with the fastest runners at the awards ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on the day of the Turkey Trot 5K Run.

Don’t forget to get register for the most festive 5K run of the year — the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. Families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. Build lifetime memories — and support local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry.


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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

Start a New Family Tradition This Thanksgiving Morning

Lafayette Urban Ministry offers two fun & meaningful community events on Thanksgiving Day (11/28) for you to start a new family tradition. This year, why not get your family engaged in the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration and the Turkey Trot 5K Run by cooking, shopping, running, and/or volunteering? Learn more about each event below.


Turkey Trot 5K Run – Bring the Entire Family

For many families in our community, participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is a fun tradition. Although it is a professionally timed 5K run, families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. So, if your family is here for Thanksgiving this year, sign them all up — and start a new family tradition and build a lifetime of memories — all while supporting local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry. For more information and to register for the Turkey Trot 5K Run, please click HERE.

Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org

The Turkey Trot 5K Run is a “chip-timed” run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

Turkey Trot 5K Run – Thanksgiving Morning

Fundraiser for LUM benefiting Local Families

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. Runners, walkers, families, dogs, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome.
Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave,West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org.

The Turkey Trot 5K Run is a “chip-timed” run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).


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Seasonal Flavor #3 – Turkey Trot 5K

Turkey Trot 5K Run – Fundraiser for LUM Programs

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. Runners, walkers, families, dogs, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome.
Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org.

The Turkey Trot 5K Run is a “chip-timed” run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).


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Seasonal Flavors

November & December Events at LUM

The Fall & Winter season is always exciting and busy at LUM. There is one community event, two fundraisers and a Christmas assistance program for local families. Please attend and support these programs if you are able. Donations and volunteers are most welcome. For information on the Fall & Winter events at LUM, click on the name of the event below.

For information on all LUM events, click HERE.


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LUM Fall & Winter Events Announced

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Hunger Hike

Hunger Hike (September 22) is three weeks away. NOW is the perfect time to get started! The Hunger Hike 3K Walk kicks off on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, Lafayette.

Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. It’s the perfect event for a team or group — church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any way you choose. We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

Donate | Online Fundraising Site | More Info: go to hungerhike.org |

If you run and/or own a business — you also may become a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor. If interested, email hungerhike@lumserve.org for more information.


Port of Hope

Port of Hope (November 7) – Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.


Thanksgiving Celebration

Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration (November 28) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.


Turkey Trot 5K Run

Turkey Trot 5K Run (November 28) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.


Jubilee Christmas

Jubilee Christmas (December 14) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.


For more information about LUM Events, click HERE.

Income Tax Preparation Season is HERE


Josh Prokopy – LUM Tax Assistance Director

Josh J. Prokopy is the new program director for the LUM VITA tax assistance program. With LUM, Josh has served the past two years as the Turkey Trot 5K Run director.

Josh grew up in Conway, Massachusetts and now lives in West Lafayette with his wife, Linda, and their three children, Annabel, Margaret & David. Annabel & Margaret are both 14 years old and in 9th grade at West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, and David (11) is in 6th grade at West Lafayette Intermediate School. They are members of Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County. Josh earned a bachelor’s in independent concentration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master’s in Sociology and Master’s in Social Work both from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Josh is active in his church.

Josh shares,“My priorities are to raise my family as best I can, to let loose children who care about the world and our future, to better understand the world around me, and to try and make a difference, at least in a small way, within my community.” He finds inspiration in his father, “who was extremely independent minded and hard working, and never cared a hoot for what anyone else thought of him. He lived his own life in his own way, but did so much to enrich the world around him.” Josh is excited about his role with LUM, and stated, “If we can do anything at all to give people a renewed sense of hope, than we’ve made a huge impact in their lives.”

Josh is an avid home-brewer of beer and has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. He enjoys being out in nature, and spending time with friends and family engaged in meaningful conversation, “preferably over a glass of excellent home-brewed beer.”

LUM is fortunate to have Josh Prokopy rejoin the LUM staff in this new role.