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4 Ways to Help the LUM Emergency Shelter

LUM Emergency Shelter Needs You!

Will you help us continue to serve individuals in our community who are experiencing homelessness?A gift to the LUM Emergency Shelter will help LUM continue to provide help and hope to those experiencing homelessness especially during this global health crisis and recent severe snow storm.

Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter 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 Shelter Guests, click HERE

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


LUM Winter Warming Station is Open

Twenty Additional Emergency Beds Available

The LUM Winter Warming Station opened this past Monday — just in time. With snow flurries, freezing temperatures and high winds, the Winter Warming Station has been available this week for individuals needing a place in the evening to “warm up.” Located in the LUM Office building (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette), it is open from midnight to 7 a.m. every day until April 2023.

The Winter Warming Station complements the services offered by the LUM Emergency Shelter. It also gives individuals an opportunity to learn about other services offered by LUM and other local agencies for which they may be eligible. Please consider making a donation or providing bagged meals for the Winter Warming Station guests. Your support is appreciated, especially during the harsh winter months.


Klemme Match – NOW through November 30

Double Your Donation – Double Your Impact

For the entire month of November, the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency of West Lafayette is offering a “$3,000 Match Donation” in support of LUM Jubilee Christmas & the financial assistance program. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families.

It’s simple — click the “Klemme Match” button from NOW until November 30, make a donation, and your donation will be match dollar for dollar. This is an exciting partnership because the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency is a local business. LUM is grateful to the entire team at the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency (pictured) for this generous support.


LUM Jubilee Christmasis Saturday, December 10 at various times at more than 26 locations. So far, more than 630 local families have signed up in support of more than 1,850 local children.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, and/or donate toys and other needed items, click the appropriate button below. 

Donation Centers open Monday, November 28 at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN & Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN


Information | Donate | Volunteer | Donate Toys & Other Needed Items |


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.
  • 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)


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

LUM Welcomes Winter – An Important Season


| Christmas Assistance | Shelter | Food & Meals |

November has arrived, the brightly colored leaves are falling from the trees, and the weather is getting cooler. It is an important time for Lafayette Urban Ministry. A time when LUM programs give help and hope to our neighbors who have no food, no homes and no income.

The winter season is when LUM programs are perfectly aligned with “tackling basic human needs and uplifting people.”

The notable areas are the Winter Warming StationCommunity Thanksgiving Feast, Food Pantries, and Jubilee Christmas.


Winter Warming Station

The LUM Winter Warming Station complements the Emergency Shelter and is open midnight to 7 a.m. from November 15 to April 15, the season when outside weather conditions get very dangerous. The Winter Warming Station welcomes anyone in our community who needs a warm, safe place to rest.

To volunteer, donate, or provide bagged meals, go to LUMserve.org/winter-warming-station — or click the appropriate button below.

Donate Provide Meals | Volunteer Donate Needed Supplies |


Jubilee Christmas

LUM Jubilee Christmas is a special program for families with children (ages 12 & younger), serving more than 630 local families in support of more than 1,850 local children on Saturday, December 10. In addition to the toys and clothes, each Jubilee Christmas family receives a food gift card and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too. Most importantly, this program makes the parents the heroes on Christmas morning in the eyes of their children. It also relieves the financial burden of the holiday allowing families to stay on budget and pay their recurring bills and expenses.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, and/or donate toys and other needed items, click the appropriate button below. Donation Centers open Monday, November 28 at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN & Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN

Information | Donate | Volunteer | Donate Toys & Other Needed Items |

Klemme Match – NOW through November 30

Double Your Donation – Double Your Impact

For the entire month of November, the Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency of West Lafayette is offering a “$3,000 Match Donation” in support of LUM Jubilee Christmas & the financial assistance program. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “double your donation” to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families thanks to the generosity of Neil Klemme Insurance Agency.

It’s simple — click the “Klemme Match” button from NOW until November 30, make a donation, and the Neil Klemme Insurance Agency will match donations up to $3,000. This is an exciting partnership because Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency is a local business. LUM is fortunate and grateful to have this support from Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency.


LUM Jubilee Christmas is Saturday, December 10 at various times at more than 26 locations. So far, more than 630 local families have signed up in support of more than 1,850 local children.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, and/or donate toys and other needed items, click the appropriate button below. 

Donation Centers open Monday, November 28 at the LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN & Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN


Information | Donate | Volunteer | Donate Toys & Other Needed Items |


LUM is “Tackling Basic FOOD Needs” Yearlong


The work of LUM includes providing food assistance, meals and nutrition programs that are “tackling basic FOOD needs and uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette.” Three LUM programs are spotlighted below.

Please read more below and consider getting engaged or investing in LUM food initiatives.


#1 – Hunger Hike – Raising Awareness & Funds

Hunger Hike 2022 had a big turnout and a big impact. For 30 yearsHunger Hike has brought much needed attention and raised more than $2.2 million to overcome malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger locally, regionally & globally. So far this year, more than $115,332 has been raised, surpassing the goal of $100,000. If you missed the event — no worries, you may still donate.

All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit and support the good work of three local agencies — Lafayette Urban MinistryFood Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.

Thank you to all of our passionate participants & generous sponsors for another lively outdoor event. To make a donation, go to HungerHike.org.

Donate | Find a Team or Fundraiser | Event Sponsors |


#2 – Community Thanksgiving – All Are Welcome

LUM is currently planning a holiday feast for more than 800 guests on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) from Noon to 2 p.m. The 36th annual LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast is FREE and includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, dressing, rolls, vegetables, and a variety of pies & desserts.

This year will be a community event with music, food and good company. To-go meals will also be available.

Monetary gifts are appreciated to help defray the $9,000 expense for the meal. Volunteers and donations of food & supplies are needed. To donate and/or volunteer, go to LUMserve.org/thanksgiving.

Home | Volunteer | Donate $ | Donate Food & Supplies | Event Sponsors |


#3 – LUM Food Pantries on Both Sides of the River

LUM runs two Food Pantries — one in Downtown Lafayette and the other in West Lafayette. The LUM Food Pantries need your support this fall to continue to meet the growing demand for basic food, paper products and personal hygiene items, especially as the holidays approach and utility bills increase.

Times are tough. Client needs are greater. Food banks are impacted by the supply chain and unable to provide the food that is needed. The cost for LUM to purchase additional items has increased.

Monetary donations to the LUM Food Pantries are ideal because they allows LUM to use the money where it is needed the most. If you are looking for other ways to help —consider volunteering, donating needed items, and/or hosting a collection drive. Consider including a donation to LUM at your holiday event in lieu of a gift exchange. To learn more and get started, go to LUMserve.org/food-pantry.


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


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


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


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


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

Hello October! Get Engaged with LUM Today


| Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |

Here are Quick Links to Awesome LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities:


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)


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 |


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)


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

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)


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