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LUM Night at Chipotle – THIS Tuesday, Sept. 21


Enjoy Your Favorite Burrito – 33% Donated to LUM


Join us at Chipotle (South Street, Lafayette, IN) on Tuesday, September 21 from 5-9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured).

It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%.

  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering
  • Use LUM’s online code: 4 Z 4 6 N 4 N

So — plan to eat out on Tuesday, September 21 — all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

If you can’t make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.


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Eat Pizza & Benefit LUM – Now through November

Azzip Pizza – 105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN

Join us at Azzip Pizza (105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN) September 13-15 (THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) — and the LUM After School Program gets 20% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Azzip Pizza or Salad, and don’t forget to get Zip Sticks, Garlic Cheese Sticks, cookies, and a drink — and LUM gets 20%.


This Pot of Gold fundraiser continues through the end of November, and LUM gets 20% THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and October 25-27. All other days, LUM gets 5%. Help us “raise dough” for LUM Youth Programs.

Starbucks Food Share Program Benefits LUM

LUM Students, Clients and Guests Enjoy Starbucks

The newest Starbucks in Tippecanoe County (2718 US-52, West Lafayette, IN) has selected Lafayette Urban Ministry as their food share recipient. Starbucks is committed to hunger relief through their national-wide food share program. At the end of each day, Starbucks partners collect surplus pastries and fresh food to donate to agencies like LUM. {Pictured with part of this week’s donation are Starbucks partners Bayleigh, Ava & Sarah Beth.}

These food items are a blessing to LUM. LUM program directors have been using these items as snacks for the After School Program students, as meals at the Emergency Shelter, and as a choice for the Food Pantry clients. So far, there has been zero food waste — ALL of the food items have been given to LUM students, clients or guests.

Next time you visit this West Lafayette Starbucks, say THANKS for LUM.

Jay Gives Free Haircuts and So Much More


Jay Soto, Local Barber Volunteers at LUM

Once a month Jay Soto will be offering FREE haircuts in the LUM Office for clients and Emergency Shelter guests. A native of Lafayette and graduate of McCutcheon High School, he is a talented barber with the J. Clark Barbershop, Lafayette.

At LUM Jay gives much more than just a haircut. His interactions with each person are special. Jay gives his undivided attention — offering love, hope and respect. As he masterfully trims each person’s hair, you can see dignity restored and confidence built in each of his “customers.”

Help us THANK Jay Soto for this wonderful gift he is giving the LUM clients, especially those experiencing homelessness. Jay’s desire to give back is inspiring.


LUM Night at Chipotle – Tuesday, Sept. 21


Enjoy Your Favorite Burrito – 33% Donated to LUM


Join us at Chipotle (South Street, Lafayette, IN) on Tuesday, September 21 from 5-9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured).

It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%.

  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering
  • Use LUM’s online code: 4 Z 4 6 N 4 N

So — plan to eat out on Tuesday, September 21 — all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

If you can’t make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.


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LUM Seeds of Vision – Volume 2, Edition 2


Spotlight on Five Noteworthy Regional Programs

The LUM Seeds of Vision is a quarterly electronic newsletter, which provides a platform for Ecumenical Social Service Agencies from across the East North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin) to share their knowledge and experience with each other.

Below is a list of the articles recently published in the latest edition of the Seeds of Vision eNewsletter.

  • Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, Inc., Lafayette, IN
  • Iron House – Guiding Light Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Smart Choice Market – Westerville Area Resource Ministry, Westerville, OH
  • Soup of Success (SOS) – Church Community Service, Elkhart County, IN
  • Supper House – North End Community Ministry, Grand Rapids, MI

As communities of faith engaged in the hard work of lifting up the “least among us,” there is so much that agencies can learn from others. By coming together and sharing both challenges and our successes — each agency will find new ways to help those in their our community.

To view the Seeds of Vision eNewsletter V2E2, click HERE.

Chipotle Night for LUM Students – Sept. 21


Enjoy Your Favorite Burrito – 33% Donated to LUM


Join us at Chipotle (South Street, Lafayette, IN) on Tuesday, September 21 from 5-9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%.

  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering

Chipotle is also including “online orders for pickup” for the LUM fundraiser. This means YOU will be able to place your orders for pickup either through the Chipotle app or website, skipping the line and maintaining safe social distancing guidelines. Online orders will require a custom code to be used during checkout to be counted
— LUM’s online code: 4Z46N4N.

If you can’t make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.


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Meet Sarah – New LUM Intern


Sarah A. Warner, LUM Intern through the IU School of Social Work

Sarah A. Warner is the new LUM intern for the Fall semester. She was born in California, grew up in Crawfordsville, IN and now lives in Lafayette with her boyfriend, Coleman, and their yellow-lab-mix, Moko.

Sarah graduated from Crawfordsville High School and earned her bachelors from the University of Evansville in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She is currently completing her internship with LUM as a part of her MSW program at the IU School of Social Work. When she graduates in December 2022, she plans on becoming a licensed social worker and working with children in a school setting or with a nonprofit agency.

At LUM, Sarah will be working with children in the After School Program, as well as assisting the Immigration Clinic, Thanksgiving Dinner, Emergency Shelter, Port of Hope event, and Jubilee Christmas. Sarah shared that,

“I’m excited to explore the many aspects of social work offered at Lafayette Urban Ministry. I love that I will be able to serve the community at the same time as learning about working with people in need.”

In her free time, Sarah enjoys travelling and exploring other cultures, cooking and baking, listening to podcasts, crocheting (a new skill she learned during the pandemic), and outdoor adventures with Moko.

LUM is fortunate to have someone with Sarah’s energy and passion join the LUM staff as an intern. Join us in welcoming her.

LUM Chipotle Night – 33% to LUM Youth


Tuesday, September 21 – 5 to 9 p.m. – South St., Lafayette


Eat your favorite burrito bowl and support the LUM Youth Programs. Take a night off from cooking, go to Chipotle Mexican Grill (4030 South St., Lafayette) and LUM earns 33% of your order with the coupon below.

  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering

Chipotle is also including “online orders for pickup” for the LUM fundraiser. This means YOU will be able to place your orders for pickup either through the Chipotle app or website, skipping the line and maintaining safe social distancing guidelines. Online orders will require a custom code to be used during checkout to be counted
— LUM’s online code: 4Z46N4N.



Join us at Chipotle (South Street, Lafayette, IN) on Tuesday, September 21 from 5 – 9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured).

It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%. So — plan to eat out on Tuesday, September 21 — all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

If you can’t make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.


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Mission Moment – The Story of Beth’s Journey

As Told by Linda Hicks, LUM Program Director

Beth came to the LUM Office seeking assistance with the LUM Good Samaritan Program. She needed help with the deposit on her new apartment. Over the past five years Beth needed financial assistance twice, the LUM Emergency Shelter several times, and used the LUM food pantries regularly up through 2019. Beth wore a baseball cap tilted down to cover part of her face and hide the scars, both physical and emotional. Connie, the LUM receptionist, greeted her and soon learned that Beth had escaped an abusive relationship; and as a result of the abuse, had lost sight in one eye. She was having trouble finding permanent housing and difficulty finding employment. Beth felt that employers were hesitant to hire her because one of her eyes was white in color.

Beth now has a prosthetic eye and receives monthly disability payments, but is still emotionally fragile and managing her funds is a challenge. Just as she was about to secure housing, she panicked that it wouldn’t work out and she’d be homeless once again. She was in need of funding; but more than that, Beth needed compassion and understanding and a safe place. In tears (with her mask on), Beth sat in the LUM lobby telling Connie, of her fears. Connie listened (also masked), held her arms open and said, “Now come here.” Beth dropped into her arms and sobbed. The tears eventually stopped, Beth took a breath, gathered up her courage and was on her way.

She returned later that day with a smile on her face because she signed a lease for an apartment! Beth was relieved and grateful, not only for the funding, but also for the kindness. It was a day to be reminded of the magic that a hug and an open heart can hold. We all matter in the world no matter what our station in life. 


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Good Samaritan Fund

{To protect the privacy of this individual featured above, the name has been changed.}