Creasy Springs Donates $1,900+ and Food Items
DONATE — Lafayette Urban Ministry receives most of its financial support from individual gifts, member church contributions, and donations from church & civic groups and businesses. There are many different ways & options for giving to LUM, including an unrestricted donation, a designated gift to a specific program, a pledge with payments over the course of the year, pre-authorized automatic monthly donations, estate planning, establishing or giving to an existing endowment, and a memorial/special event gift. You may give securely online, by mail or in person — with cash, check, credit card, debit card, electronic check or through an authorized direct withdrawal. You may also help LUM by attending any (or all) of the LUM fundraising events such as Hunger Hike (food programs), Port of Hope (Immigration Clinic), and the Turkey Trot 5K Run (LUM programs). To learn more, go to the LUM website, call us, email us or stop by the LUM Office (lumserve.org/donate | 765-423-2691 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN).
VOLUNTEER — There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the After School Program to helping run the 44-bed Emergency Shelter for the homeless. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being a regular advocate with the Immigration Clinic, Good Samaritan Program or ID Clinic — or doing data entry at the LUM Food Pantry or intake for our shelter guests each weekday afternoon — to one time work with an events like Hunger Hike, Port of Hope, the Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, the Turkey Trot 5K Run, Jubilee Christmas, and LUM Camp. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. To learn more, go to the LUM website, call us, email us or stop by the LUM Office (lumserve.org/volunteer | 765-423-2691 | email@example.com | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN).
Lafayette Urban Ministry presents the video, “Giving Help, Giving Hope,” which is being used by LUM board members and staff to recruit new volunteers, engage new churches, civic & school groups, and ask individuals and businesses to invest in LUM by making a donation.
This video is available to the public through the LUM website, and anyone, including member churches, may use the video to entice their members to engage and invest in LUM as well. The video features Joe Micon, LUM executive director, and several LUM volunteers who tell heart-felt stories about how LUM “Gives Help & Gives Hope” each and every day of the year.
Please share with your members. Thanks.
Summer is in full swing, and many of us are spending more time outdoors and traveling with our family & friends. Summertime is often a time for reflection and planning.
At LUM, staff are looking toward the future — preparing for fall programs like Hunger Hike, Port of Hope, Interfaith Community Thanksgiving and Jubilee Christmas. You may also be spending the summer planning for your future and reflecting how you may assist those less fortunate. Perhaps you could create a personal legacy by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry beyond your own lifetime. During our lifetimes, we support our neighbors with our gifts to LUM, but by creating a legacy through Planned Giving your support of our ministry will continue for all perpetuity.
It’s a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to Lafayette Urban Ministry brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could make from your income alone. Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan, the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM. Consider also remembering Lafayette Urban Ministry in your will.
First, meet 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 Lafayette Urban Ministry. When you are ready, please email or call Joe Micon, LUM executive director, who is eager to meet with you (firstname.lastname@example.org | 765-423-2691). To give to LUM online, click HERE.
Whatever you decide — enjoy your summer with your family and friends — and think for a moment about the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry and the families we serve.
This year will mark Joe Micon’s 40th year at LUM Camp. That’s right, our LUM Camp Director has been at it for four decades! So what keeps a grown man coming back to summer camp for so long? It’s the campers, of course. For these many years Joe has put heart, might, talent, and soul into planning, hiring staff, and leading the most inspiring experiences the campers have ever encountered.
Joe has inspired young imaginations through exciting activities in areas such as biology, engineering, sports, farming, space exploration, math and many more. Campers gain new visions for their future and more tools for realizing those visions. If you ask him, Joe will tell you that his time spent with LUM campers and creating experiences for them has done more to change the world than anything else he has accomplished.
Over Joe’s 40 years at camp he has watched with delight as LUM Campers have grown up, entered college, and gone on to exciting careers. In our community there are social workers, nurses, and teachers who enthusiastically share fond memories of attending a LUM Camp directed by Joe Micon. One LUM Camper even went on to become an accomplished NFL wide receiver, and another is LUM’s current CPA.
I’m sure you realize that Lafayette Urban Ministry is so much more than a social safety net. It is a ministry with a vision for a community where children, regardless of the circumstances into which they are born, can grow up to be valuable contributors in whatever walk of life they choose. And no single person drives this vision toward realization more forcefully than Executive Director Joe Micon!
I hope that this year you will give, not only for our campers, but also in honor of Joe’s 40 years of service to them. Over four decades, Joe has touched the lives of 4,000 at-risk children. I can think of nothing he would appreciate more. I think you can see that LUM Camp is one of the finest overnight summercamp programs available to children anywhere. It will take place during the week of July 29 at beautiful Hanging Rock Camp in Warren County. I know of nearly 100 children waiting anxiously to attend. Please, won’t you offer them the gift of LUM Camp?
What better goal for this NEW year than to create your own personal legacy by continuing your support of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry.
Giving to Lafayette Urban Ministry is a win-win Estate Planning strategy for you (the donor) and LUM. In addition to the altruistic benefits, your charitable gift to Lafayette Urban Ministry brings tax relief — and also allows you to make a larger gift to LUM than you could make from your income alone. Whether you use appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan or cash, the benefits of Estate Planned Gifts can make this type of donation attractive to you as a well as LUM.
We hope you would consider a legacy gift that would support Lafayette Urban Ministry in your plans. Meet 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 Lafayette Urban Ministry. Once you’re ready, let us know. Joe Micon, LUM executive director, is eager to meet with you to help you leave a legacy and fulfill your giving goals of supporting LUM. Simply email or call Joe Micon to begin the process (email@example.com | 765-423-2691).
More information on giving to LUM may be found HERE.
Creasy Springs Health Campus presented LUM with a gift of $1,063.35.
The Creasy Spring Health Campus staff and residents selected LUM as the recipients of their recent fundraising events. LUM is thankful to Creasy Springs for their continued support “Lafayette Urban Ministry.”
You’re invited to the Holiday Bazaar at Creasy Springs Villa Clubhouse. Details are as follows:
Jamie Volom is a long-time overnight volunteer with the LUM Emergency Shelter. He has been volunteering for over six months and assists frequently with check-in, meals, clean up and just about anything that needs to be done. Jamie has a special affinity toward the shelter guests with addictions and has a scholarship go through training to be a certified addiction coach.
Recently Jamie noticed that the LUM shelter was running low on critical supplies like bleach, toilet paper, laundry detergent and paper towels. He asked permission from his church, Grace United Methodist Church, to share his LUM shelter volunteer experiences with his fellow church members and asked for donations of money and needed items. The response to his plea for donations was wildly successful (see picture above).
Thanks to Jamie Volom and the members of Grace United Methodist Church, the LUM Emergency Shelter is well stocked with paper goods, cleaning supplies, food, personal hygiene products, clothes & more.
If you, your church and/or organization are interested in making a donation or coordinating a collection drive to benefit the LUM Emergency Shelter or other LUM program, check out the LUM wish-list, click HERE.