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Double Your LUM Donations In November


Double Your Donation to LUM!



Denver Mattress Pledges a Dollar for Every Dollar Donated to
Lafayette Urban Ministry & 68 Other Rescue Missions Across the U.S.


During the month of November 2016, the Denver Mattress Co. has agreed to match all gifts to the Lafayette Urban Ministry shelter up to $2,500. No purchase necessary.

To participate in this match opportunity you must donate online through the Denver Mattress website.


Denver Mattress Co., LLC is pleased to announce the continuation of their annual charity partnership with Lafayette Urban Ministry as together they continue to help those in need during the holidays.

DMC will match every dollar that is donated to LUM and 68 other missions across 29 states from November 1st until the 30th. LUM is able to receive up to $2,500 from DMC to help support their overall efforts. DMC’s total matching donation is capped at $150,000. LUM will be able to use the donations for the specific needs in our community for necessities such as food, warm clothing, shelter, or assistance.

To participate in the DMC matching gift program – click here: http://www.denvermattresshelps.com/lafayette


For more information on the Denver Mattress Matching Gift Program for the LUM Shelter, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691jmicon@lafayetteurbanministry.org).

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Special Thank You to the Denver Mattress Co.!


 

LUM Students Celebrate Earth Day 2016


earthdayThe students enrolled in the LUM After School Program celebrated Earth Day by planting vegetables in the garden at the LUM Youth Center. The LUM vegetable garden is a powerful hands-on learning laboratory for our students. The students learn about gardening, nutrition, communication, responsibility, ecology. science, math, and more.

After the school year is over, the garden will be cared for and harvested by the students enrolled in LUM’s summer daycare — the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program.


To see more PHOTOS of the ASP Earth Day event, click HERE.


The LUM After School Program provides a safe and academically enriching environment for 60 children each day after school while their parents are finishing up their workday.

The LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program helps to narrow the academic achievement gap experienced by many low-income children by engaging them in fun-learning classes and activities in math, science, social studies and language arts during the summer months when school is in recess. Fifty children will begin the LUM 5th Quarter program beginning June 1. The LUM’ youth programs are directed by the Rev. Cindy Haley.

If you wish to make a donation to the LUM After School Program or the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, click HERE.

If you’re interested in volunteering with the LUM student programs or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Cindy Haley (chaley@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691).


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“Shell” Dedicated to Former Board Member


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The Purdue Crew Team Alumni recently donated two new shells to the team and dedicated one to their longtime head coach, Dave Kucik, and the second to his wife, Lonni. Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was in attendance for the dedication of the second shell named for Lonni Kucik. Lonni, a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette (a LUM member church), served on the LUM Board of Directors and Executive Council.

Purdue Crew Team continues to be a very generous supporter of LUM, in particular the LUM Good Samaritan Fund and Hunger Hike. This past February, the crew team donated $8,542 to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund from their Row-A-Thon fundraising event.

Pictured above is the dedication ceremony which includes the “christening” of the shell with water directly from the Wabash River, the home of the Purdue Crew Team. Join us in congratulating Lonni & Dave on this honor; and once again thanking the Purdue Crew Team for their continued support of LUM.

Artic Blast — Impact on LUM Emergency Shelter


Winter Has Arrived!


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Lafayette Urban Ministry has a shelter protocol for severely cold and snowy weather. LUM provides bus transportation from the local day shelter to the LUM Emergency Shelter or the LUM Winter Warming Station on evenings with dangerous wind-chilltemperatures. Due to severe weather conditions this week buses were available to transport guests to the LUM shelter or warming station in the evening and back to the day shelter in the early morning. Additionally, the LUM Winter Warming Station opened at 9 p.m. (three hours earlier) on these nights.


Special thanks to ALL of our LUM shelter volunteers especially our bus drivers.


If you wish to donate to the LUM Emergency Shelter, click HERE.


 

Double Your Donation – Double Your Impact


Only in November! Time is Running Out! Donate Today!


Make a donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry during the month of November and your gift will be matched & doubled. Click HERE to participate NOW.

Local retailer, Denver Mattress Co. will match all gifts received during November to the LUM up to $2,500.

Don’t miss this opportunity to double your donation — and double your impact on the families of our community. To participate in this match opportunity you must donate online through the Denver Mattress website by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 30. Take advantage NOW.

To participate in the DMC matching gift program – click here: http://www.denvermattresshelps.com/lafayette


For more information on the Denver Mattress Matching Gift Program, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691jmicon@lafayetteurbanministry.org).

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Special Thank You to the Denver Mattress Co.!

 

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Double Your Donations to LUM


Only in November! Time is Running Out! Donate Today!



Denver Mattress Pledges a Dollar for Every Dollar Donated to Lafayette Urban Ministry & 68 Other Rescue Missions Across the U.S.


During the month of November 2015, the Denver Mattress Co. has agreed to match all gifts to the Lafayette Urban Ministry shelter up to $2,500. No purchase necessary.

To participate in this match opportunity you must donate online through the Denver Mattress website.


Denver Mattress Co., LLC (DMC) is pleased to announce the continuation of their annual charity partnership with Lafayette Urban Ministry as together they continue to help those in need during the holidays.

DMC will match every dollar that is donated to LUM and 68 other missions across 29 states from November 1st until the 30th. LUM is able to receive up to $2,500 from DMC to help support their overall efforts. DMC’s total matching donation is capped at $150,000. LUM will be able to use the donations for the specific needs in our community for necessities such as food, warm clothing, shelter, or assistance.

To participate in the DMC matching gift program – click here: http://www.denvermattresshelps.com/lafayette


For more information on the Denver Mattress Matching Gift Program, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691jmicon@lafayetteurbanministry.org).

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Special Thank You to the Denver Mattress Co.!

 

Double Your LUM Donations In November


Double Your Donation to LUM!



Denver Mattress Pledges a Dollar for Every Dollar Donated to
Lafayette Urban Ministry & 68 Other Rescue Missions Across the U.S.


During the month of November 2015, the Denver Mattress Co. has agreed to match all gifts to the Lafayette Urban Ministry shelter up to $2,500. No purchase necessary.

To participate in this match opportunity you must donate online through the Denver Mattress website.


Denver Mattress Co., LLC (DMC) is pleased to announce the continuation of their annual charity partnership with Lafayette Urban Ministry as together they continue to help those in need during the holidays.

DMC will match every dollar that is donated to LUM and 68 other missions across 29 states from November 1st until the 30th. LUM is able to receive up to $2,500 from DMC to help support their overall efforts. DMC’s total matching donation is capped at $150,000. LUM will be able to use the donations for the specific needs in our community for necessities such as food, warm clothing, shelter, or assistance.

Past year’s efforts yielded $132,753 in local community support, which was matched to the full $150,000 by DMC. To participate in the DMC matching gift program – click here: http://www.denvermattresshelps.com/lafayette


For more information on the Denver Mattress Matching Gift Program for the LUM Shelter, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691jmicon@lafayetteurbanministry.org).

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Special Thank You to the Denver Mattress Co.!


 

LUM – A Game Changer for Many


March 2015



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Ann Pellegrino


Dear Friends,

Anne Pellegrino recently stopped by my office, smiling ear to ear!

Anne is a LUM volunteer tax preparer and she had just finished a tax return for a low-income family of four.  She was smiling because she just secured for them a $10,000 income tax refund for them!

“There is just no way to understate how much this refund is going to mean to this family,” she said.  “This is a real game changer for them.”

Anne and LUM’s many other dedicated tax volunteers, brought $4.5 million in refunds back to 1,390 low-income working families in our community last year.  Utility bills were paid.  Overdue rent was caught up.  Clothing was purchased for children.  Money was set aside for college.  Families were made more stable.

But the Tax Program is only one of the important ways that the Lafayette Urban Ministry is changing the game for working families and at-risk children during this time of year.

  • LUM’s new Legal Immigration Clinic is providing expert legal advice and support to individuals in our community who are having difficulty navigating the Federal Immigration and Naturalization Service bureaucracy.  We serve 10 new immigrant families each month.
  • LUM’s Enhanced Afterschool Program is helping to narrow the academic achievement gap each day for 50 low-income children.
  • LUM’s Overnight Shelter and Case Management Services literally save lives during these cold winter months when the weather is harsh.  More than 200 homeless individuals have stayed with us on and off since the beginning of the year.  Through case management services, we have helped many of them to leave our shelter for a home of their own.
  • LUM’s Good Samaritan Program serves each morning as our community’s social safety net.  Staff and volunteers help those facing eviction, utility disconnects and other financial hardships to remain safely in their homes.  We serve as many as 60 households each week.
  • Last year, LUM’s ID Clinic helped 166 individuals to cut through the government red tape associated with re-establishing their legal identity and securing a photo ID.

Each of the Lafayette Urban Ministry’s 15 programs is designed to strengthen low-income families or to support and educate at-risk children.  In partnership with 42 local church congregations, LUM helps to restore the hope and future that is all too often absent among those who live in poverty.

In other words, our work at LUM really is a game changer for those we serve.

That’s why I hope you will join me in making a generous gift to support LUM’s programs.

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 will support our efforts and make sure our doors are always open to those in our community who need us.

Anne Pellegrino, through her work as a LUM tax preparer, has a special vantage point from which she is able to see and understand the realities faced by the working poor in our community.  She knows that most are just a paycheck away from crisis.  And she knows how important LUM’s programs are to her client’s’ economic well-being.

But more importantly, because of LUM, Anne is able to share her talents and have a positive impact in the lives of others.  And that really makes her smile!

Please, won’t you make a generous gift today to the programs of the Lafayette Urban Ministry?

There are several ways you can give.  You can place your gift in the mail today.  Or you can visit our website at www.lumserve.org to learn more about our programs and to make your donation online.


Greetings,

PS   On behalf of all those whose lives will be touched by your generosity, please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks.

LUM Website — Offers Many New Features

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After over 18 months of planning, copy-writing, and designing, LUM is thrilled to announce the launch of the new LUM website. Many thanks to Sylvia Mohler for her work designing and maintaining the former site for several years.

The new website was produced by the new LUM webmaster, Pablo Malavenda. Additional thanks go out to Wintek Corporation for their technical support and to the LUM volunteer IT consultant, Greg Veldman.

LUM is confident that you will find our new website much easier to find what you need — and to make your connection to LUM more meaningful. The launch of the new LUM website was celebrated this week at a reception where Malavenda was able to share some of the exciting new features (pictured below).


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Having a strong web-presence is vital for today’snonprofits — and LUM is thankful to all of those who have made it possible for Lafayette Urban Ministry to have (in our humble opinion) the best website around. Please take some time to browse around our new website soon—www.lumserve.org.


Highlights of the New LUM Website


 

  • Easy to find LUM Program information
  • Easy to find LUM Volunteer opportunities
  • Easy to Donate online using secure PayPal links
  • Online Volunteer Applications now available
  • Online Registration & payment for events like Hunger Hike, HH5K Run & Follies
  • Online volunteer sign up for events like the Community Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Google Map to easily get directions to the LUM Office
  • Language translation feature translates any page using Google Translate
  • Live Weather posted for Downtown Lafayette
  • Calendar of LUM Events linked to Google Calendar
  • Blog posts for in depth look at LUM programs, clients, volunteers, events, staff, etc.

Meet LUM Volunteer – Jim Frantz

Jim Frantz is the new LUM Maintenance Volunteer with responsibilities for kitchen upkeep, routine maintenance, minor repairs, andJimFrantz handy-work.

Jim lives in Lafayette with his wife, Marilyn. Jim & Marilyn are members of the Lafayette Christian Reform Church and have three grown sons — all like their father, have served in the military — Navy, Air Force & Army. Their middle son, Matthew, was killed in action in January 2006 while serving in the US Army in Al Huwijah, Iraq.

Jim is retired from his work at the power plant at Purdue and his service with the Navy and the Army National Guard.

Please join us in welcoming Jim to LUM.