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“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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Urgent Need – Overnight Shelter Volunteers


Volunteer with the LUM Emergency Shelter


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean space. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

LUM is ready for the return of volunteers to the shelter. Please consider coming back — and assisting the LUM Emergency Shelter as the colder weather approaches. LUM follows strict COVD-19 protocols for the safety of our guests, our staff and our volunteers. If you have any questions, please email Jeffrey Auguste, LUM shelter director, at jauguste@lumserve.org.


MEALS Are Needed, Too 

If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal, click HERE. You may stay and serve from 8-10 p.m. or drop off your meal at 8 p.m.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

  • To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.
  • SIGN UP ONLINE — Sign up to volunteer with LUM online. It’s quick & easy and you’ll get email reminders.

Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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Monkey Maestros to Play at Port of Hope


Monkey Maestros’ Members from Immigrant Families

LUM is thrilled to announce that the Monkey Maestros will be performing at the annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic on Thursday, November 4. The members of the Monkey Maestros have a lot in common. They grew up together in West Lafayette, are seniors at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, plan on attending Purdue University next Fall, and are all members of an immigrant family. 

The Monkey Maestros formed in July 2020. Zain Hafeez told his friends how much he loved playing his guitar. They were excited about forming a band. Zain recruited Robert Fligor to join the band and learn how to play the bass guitar. They recruited Brendan Duffy, a gifted vocalist, and Robert Richards, a talented keyboard player, and then convinced William Kwon to be their drummer. Using borrowed, bought and donated equipment, they began to make music in Zain’s basement. Although the band formed just for fun, family members encouraged them and arranged a live performance of the Monkey Maestros at the VFW hall last September (pictured above). 

Since they are all attending Purdue University next Fall, they plan on performing together for at least the next four and a half years. The Monkey Maestros play cover music by Cream, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and more. They have already begun to write their own music and will be performing original music soon. If you attend Port of Hope, you will witness the beginning of the journey of the Monkey Maestros. SEE BELOW and read more about the members of the Monkey Maestros. There is limited space at the Port of Hope event; so, get your tickets today.


Monkey Maestros – Members

Zain Hafeez grew up and lives in West Lafayette with his parents and their cat, Billu; and he has a sister who lives in Chicago. His father is from Pakistan, and his maternal grandparents are from India. At West Lafayette High School, he is the president of the Astronomy Club, plays the violin in the orchestra, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Zain is active with Deaf Kids Code, a nonprofit organization founded by his mother. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Physics. With the Monkey Maestros, Zain is the guitarist. His musical influences are BB King, Cream, Eric Clapton and The Doors. 

Robert Fligor grew up and lives in West Lafayette with his parents, his younger sister and their dog. His mother is from Ukraine (formerly the Soviet Union). At West Lafayette High School, he is active with the FIRST Robotics Team, Hack Club and Game Club. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Engineering. With the Monkey Maestros, Robert plays the bass guitar. His musical influences are the bassist, Flea, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

William Kwon grew up and lives in West Lafayette with his parents and his older sister. His mother and father are from South Korea. At West Lafayette High School, Williams plays trumpet in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, is active with the FIRST Robotics Team and is co-president of Hack Club. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Computer Science. With the Monkey Maestros, William is the drummer. He is inspired by mainstream pop music.

Robert Richards was born in Kentucky and lived in Hawaii, Clemson, NC and South Korea. He now lives in West Lafayette with his parents and his two brothers. His father served many years in the US military, and his mother is from South Korea. At West Lafayette High School, he plays trombone in the Pep Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band; is active with the FIRST Robotics Team; and is a member of the UNICEF Club and Generation to Generation Art Club. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Engineering. With the Monkey Maestros, Robert plays keyboards, piano, and rhythm guitar. His musical influences are Pink Floyd and David Gilmore.

Brendan Duffy was born in Mississippi, lived in Moscow for a year, and lives in West Lafayette with his parents, two brothers, and five sisters. At West Lafayette High School, he is on the baseball team, is the Senior Class representative to the Student Council, a part of the acapella vocal group, Priority Male, and is a member of the Game Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, and Société Honoraire de Français. With his church, St. Thomas Aquinas, Brendan participates in CTEC. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Engineering. With the Monkey Maestros, Brendan is the vocalist. His musical influences are Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Josh Groban. 


Port of Hope – event information

Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event benefiting the LUM Immigration ClinicPort of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun, including hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live performances, and a cash bar. Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 4
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, email poh@LUMserve.org. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, go to LUMserve.org/port-of-hope.


 All funds raised support the continued mission of the LUM Immigration Clinic. If you are not able to attend, your donation would still be greatly appreciated.


Volunteer Needs – Uplifting Holiday Programs


Community Thanksgiving Feast & Jubilee Christmas

LUM has begun planning the the 35th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast and the 41st annual Jubilee Christmas — and hundreds of volunteers are needed! Here is what you need to know to sign up today!

Community Thanksgiving Feast – VOLUNTEERSto sign up to volunteer or donate a food item or supplies, click HERE. Most volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25).

Jubilee Christmas – VOLUNTEERS: to sign up to volunteer, click HEREJubilee Christmas volunteers are needed as soon as this WednesdayOctober 13, to assist with Open Registration of local families; and from November 29 – December 7 to staff the Donation Center, and from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Jubilee Christmas day on Saturday, December 11.


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The LUM Impact So Far This Year

LUM – Tackling Basic Human Needs in 2021

Lafayette Urban Ministry is happy to report that 2,106 unique individuals and low-income households were assisted so far in 2021. All throughout the pandemic, LUM has nurtured and educated children, sheltered families, fed the hungry, supported the legal immigrant, and helped our neighbors experiencing homelessness become more self-sufficient.

Thanks to your love and generous support, LUM continues to make Greater Lafayette a better place for all of its citizens.

Please remember LUM through the remainder of 2021 by participating in one of our upcoming events, volunteering, and/or by giving a financial gift! Go to LUMserve.org.


 LUM 2021 Impact So Far:


Thank you for your continued support of the LUM mission with your donations and service as a volunteer. LUM could not provide these programs and services without you.


Meet Allie – the new LUM “Seasonal” Staff Member


Allie Parker Community Thanksgiving & Jubilee Christmas, program director

Allie Parker grew up in West Lafayette and now lives in Lafayette. She graduated from West Lafayette High School and earned a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Arts Administration from Butler University, Indianapolis.

At LUM, Allie will direct both the Community Thanksgiving Feast and Jubilee Christmas. She volunteered with both programs in the past with her family and through her church, Central Presbyterian, Lafayette. In addition to LUM, Allies has volunteered with the Starfish Initiative as a mentor for academically promising youth and as a member of the Presbyterian Youth Triennium Administration Planning Team.

Allie is inspired by the Bible passage,

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

It is this verse that drew her to this position and will give her the most pride in her work with LUM. Allie shared that she is most excited about uplifting individuals, families and children through the Community Thanksgiving Feast and Jubilee Christmas, while giving others the opportunity to assist their neighbors, engage in their community and make a positive difference. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Allie’s passion and experience leading these two important programs.

Donations and volunteers are needed for the Community Thanksgiving Feast and Jubilee Christmas. Sign up today — and share with others.


Port of Hope – Immigration Clinic Fundraiser


Tickets Available – Limited Capacity

Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event benefiting the LUM Immigration ClinicPort of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun, including hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live performances, and a cash bar. Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 4
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, email poh@LUMserve.org. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, go to LUMserve.org/port-of-hope.


 All funds raised support the continued mission of the LUM Immigration Clinic. If you are not able to attend, your donation would still be greatly appreciated.


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 (wtillett@LUMserve.org | 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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