Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The program includes hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live music, a Market Place with unique experiences, and a cash bar. Port of Hope details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
Tickets: $50 per person – to purchase tickets, click HERE
The Fall & Winter season is always exciting and busy at LUM. There is one community event, two fundraisers and a Christmas assistance program for local families. Please attend and support these programs if you are able. Donations and volunteers are most welcome. For information on the Fall & Winter events at LUM, click on the name of the event below.
Hunger Hike (September 22) is three weeks away. NOW is the perfect time to get started! The Hunger Hike 3K Walk kicks off on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, Lafayette.
Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. It’s the perfect event for a team or group — church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any way you choose. We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:
If you run and/or own a business — you also may become a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Port of Hope
Port of Hope (November 7) – Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.
Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration (November 28) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.
Turkey Trot 5K Run
Turkey Trot 5K Run (November 28) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.
Jubilee Christmas (December 14) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.
For more information about LUM Events, click HERE.
Be certain to visit the Marketplace at the 2019 Port of Hope. There will be an outstanding assortment of experiences certain to tempt your eye and please your palate. Share laughter, smiles, great food, terrific conversation and beautiful artwork while meeting new friends and rekindling old friendships. Check back often — more experiences will be added. Don’t miss out on the fun — advance purchase of these items is available. Please send your request to PortofHope2019@yahoo.com, and you will be sent details for payment.
2019 Marketplace Items
HOLIDAY TEA at the WHITTAKER INN Take a deep breath and step into the calming farmhouse setting that is the Whittaker Inn. Enjoy a traditional British tea with Chef Andrew and Elizabeth in their beautiful new West Lafayette inn. The holidays will be in the air, Christmas trees twinkling, and a fire roaring in the fireplace. The tables will be adorned with an array of artfully crafted fare from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. What a wonderful respite from the bustle of the season; the perfect opportunity to nourish both the body and the soul!
Wednesday, December 18, 3:00 pm
Thank you to Elizabeth and Andrew Whittaker
Limited to 8 guests, $40 per guest
A HOOLEY in the KITCHEN The dictionary defines a hooley as an Irish party with music, and nobody does a hooley like the Beardmores! The sofas will be pushed back, the beer will be cold, the Irish stew hot, and the music just right for this early St. Patrick’s celebration!
Friday, March 13, 6:30 pm
Thank you to Noreen and Mike Beardmore, Nine Irish Brothers, Susan and Michael Brouillette, and Patti O’Callaghan
Limited to 50 guests, $65 per guest
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE ACORN BED AND BREAKFAST Hospitality is in Grace and Mel’s blood. For nearly 25 years they operated Lafayette landmark Sarge Oak’s Restaurant. They now welcome you to their home, the Acorn Bed and Breakfast, a charming 100+ year old bungalow. The inn will be decked out in all it’s holiday finery- including Grace’s amazing cooking skills! As a special treat, you will go home with a breakfast strata, perfect for entertaining those upcoming holiday guests.
Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am
Thank you to Grace and Mel Brutsman
Limited to 8 guests, $60 per guest
COOKIE BAKING and BRUNCH with JILL HARDEBECK Just about anyone who has had children go through the Catholic schools in recent years knows about Jill’s cookie baking skills. Jill swears she has no secrets, but there has to be something because they are so darn good. You will enjoy a delicious brunch, then practice some baking tricks on a few of her favorite recipes. And the best part is, you will get to go home with some treats ready to pop in the oven and enjoy with a warm mug of cocoa.
Saturday, February 8, 10:00am
Thank you to Jill Hardebeck
Limited to 7 guests, $55 per guest
TREATS FOR YOUR SWEETS- HAND DELIVERED ON VALENTINES DAY 2020 It couldn’t be easier- or more delicious- to show your love for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Doily and Scones European Bakery will carefully curate an assortment of lovingly hand-crafted European inspired pastries, cookies and treats. Your gift will be packaged and hand delivered to your sweetheart on Valentines Day 2020. Please note, delivery is restricted to within Lafayette/West Lafayette city limits.
Thank you to Doilies and Scones
Limited to 6 packages, $45 per package
A LATINO DANCE PARTY When you can’t make it to Colombia, Colombia comes to you! What a wonderful way to spend a winter afternoon- refreshing drinks, including a specially created Latino cocktail, satisfying hors d’oeuvres, and a vibrant Columbian dance class. No experience is necessary, just bring comfortable shoes, a curious mind, and a sense of humor as Dora will provide the rest.
Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm
Thank you to Dora Tobar and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
Limited to 20 guests, $50 per person
SPRINGTIME IN PARIS- A French Dinner Spring is in the air and delicious French cuisine will grace the table at this lovely dinner.
Thoughtfully selected and lovingly prepared by our hostess, Dr Dora Tobar, the evening will be a delightful blend of food, conversation and a certain joie de vivre. Vive la France!
Saturday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Thank you to Dora Tobar and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
Limited to 12 guests, $95 per person
PLAY WITH CLAY Join Scott Frankenberger in his potter studio for an afternoon of drink, nibbles and demonstration of his craft. Scott has been spinning his magic at the potter’s wheel since 1974, developing a trail of collectors spanning the globe. You will have the chance to see past and current work, learn about his techniques, and try your own hand at decorating an individual plate. Your decorated piece will subsequently be fired at a later date and returned to you. Don’t miss this chance to have your own personalized ‘Frankenberger.’
Saturday, April 4, 2:00 pm
Thank you to Scott Frankenberger
Limited to 10 guests, $65 per person
PIZZA, PIZZA!!! Dave Sommers lives, breathes, and yes, eats pizza. When not operating the local Mad Mushroom pizza shops, Dave has traveled the world with the United States Pizza Team competing in artisan pizza competitions while further honing his craft. Dave will take a break from the circuit to spend an evening with guests to share his knowledge of how to craft a truly remarkable pizza at home. After this hands on experience, you will have the chance to sit down with a cold drink and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You may even go home with a few balls of dough to share your newly found skills with loved ones.
Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 pm
Thank you to Dave Sommers
Limited to 8 guests, $55 per person
AFGHANI DINNER Afghan’s culinary specialties reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity. Rice dishes are culturally the most important parts of a meal, and therefore much time and effort is spent creating them. Join us for a lovely evening of warm, comforting foods, flowing wines, and lively conversation, generously prepared by local chef, Miriam Alamyar, all presented in a lovely setting by the Tippecanoe River.
Saturday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Thank you to Miriam Alamyar and Michael and Susan Brouillette
Limited to 10 guests, $85 per guest
PURDUE UNIVERSITYDISCOVERY PARK TOUR See the future today as we have a private guided tour of the state of the art Bindley BioSciences and Birck Nanotechnology Centers. Nanotechnology, the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale, has the ability to impact every aspect of our daily lives. See how Purdue is leading the charge on this exciting technology. You will also have the unique opportunity to hear a director of the park share exciting expansion plans for Discovery Park District and the Aerospace District.
Wednesday, February 12, 5:00 pm
Thank you to Discovery Park at Purdue University
Limited to 12 guests, $60 per guest
A NIGHT OUT with Purdue Convos and Maru Sushi You deserve a night out! Start the evening at Maru Sushi, with a $60 gift certificate before wandering over to the Loeb Theatre for a truly world class performance. The evening includes two tickets for a Purdue convocation of your choice (select from Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Guangdong Modern Dance Company, or Third Coast Percussion.)
February or March, you choose the show
Thank you to Purdue Convos and Maru Sushi
Limited to one couple, $120
FROM POLAND with LOVE The perfect antidote to a cold winter evening, Polish cuisine is rich, warm, and comforting. Join us in the kitchen to learn how to make pierogi and warm up your heart with a healthy rosol soup (Polish style chicken noodle soup) as well as other Polish delicacies. Na zdrowie! (to your good health!)
Saturday, January 11 at 6:30 pm
Thank you to Beata and Fabio Ribero and Deb and Tom Parent
Limited to 12 guests, $70 per person
Confessions and Cannoli: AN ITALIAN DINNER You won’t forgive yourself if you miss this dinner! Father Patrick is no stranger to the kitchen, having learned to cook at his Italian mother’s side. The wine will be flowing with much “cibo delizioso” and great conversation. Who knows, you may even be speaking fluent Italian by the end of the night . Ciao!
Saturday, January 25, 6:30 pm
Thank you to Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP and Deb & Tom Parent
Limited to 8 guests, $95 per guest
CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE with CUNNINGHAM RESTAURANT GROUP The CRG operates nearly 30 restaurants in three states, including Lafayette’s own Bru Burger Bar. Offering award winning cuisine, each of the restaurants provide exceptional service and quality dishes that make Cunningham Restaurant Group truly unique. Whatever you might be craving, there is a CRG restaurant sure to whet your appetite.
Limited to 5- $100 Gift Certificates, $100 each
Thank you to the Cunningham Restaurant Group
BISCOTTI, MADELEINES, GINGERSNAPS, OH MY!!!!! Just in time for holiday visitors and guests, or that perfect gift for that difficult-to-buy-for friend or colleague, Aparna will bake an amazing assortment of internationally inspired seasonal favorites sure to leave you wanting more. Please note, cookie delivery is restricted to Greater Lafayette during the month of December (exact date subject to baker’s choice).
Hand delivered for holiday giving and entertaining during December
Thank you to Aparna Puri
Limited to 8 packages of cookies, $50 per packages
TIPPECANOE COUNTY COURTHOUSE TOUR with DINNER AT DIGBY’S PUB & PATIO County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh will give a private, behind the scenes tour of the historic Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Enjoy a unique perspective of this local icon, including a rare glimpse of the restored clock tower and have the opportunity to see the unrivaled view of downtown Lafayette and holiday lights from the top of the dome! There is no better way to enjoy the reverse perspective of the courthouse than from Digby’s Pub on the square, where we will gather over a sandwich and drink to share favorite highlights of the tour.
Monday, December 9th, 5:00 pm
Thank you to Tom Murtaugh and Digby’s Pub and Patio
Limited to 12 guests, $45 per person
THROW a LEGENDARY PARTY with LAFAYETTE LEGENDS! Whether it be cheering on the Boilers in the Final Four, poker night, game night, family reunion, tailgating with RDP, or a class party, any event will be made more memorable when you spend it with these Lafayette legends- Bruno’s pizza and Bruno dough, Arni’s pizza, sandwiches and junior salads, Walt’s Pub & Grill’s famous wings and chili, Dog & Suds coney dogs and root beer, and Igloo Frozen Custard washed down with fruit drink! Thank you to Arni’s Bruno’s, Dog & Suds, Igloo Frozen Custard, and Walt’s Pub & Grill.
Arni’s: 2- $50 gift certificate; 1- $25 gift certificate
Bruno’s: 1- $100 gift certificate
Dog & Suds: 2- $50 gift certificate
Igloo Frozen Custard: 1- $100 gift certificate
Walt’s Pub & Grill: 2- $50 gift certificate
GIRLS NIGHT OUT – NEW YEAR, NEW YOU AFTER-HOURS PARTY with MERLE NORMAN After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, dedicate an evening just to you! The women of Merle Norman will pamper you with food, fun, facials, and boutique shopping. Each guest will receive a $25 gift to spend that evening. After all, don’t you deserve some attention too?
Tuesday, January 7, 6:00 pm
Thank you to Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique
Limited to 8 guests, $40 per person
Don’t miss out on the fun — advance purchase of these items is available. Please send your request to PortofHope2019@yahoo.com, and you will be sent details for payment.
| $40 per person | Live Entertainment | Hors d’oeuvres | Cash Bar | Silent Auction |
You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. The event will also feature a Marketplace, where you’ll be able to purchase one of a kind experiences & opportunities. Do not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the melting pot that is greater Lafayette. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Purchase your tickets now to be sure that you don’t miss an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — while supporting a great cause.
| Thursday, November 22 | 8 a.m. start time |
| Cattail Trail Loop, West Lafayette | $35 per person |
The Turkey Trot 5K is open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more. The Turkey Trot 5K convenes at the Walmart in West Lafayette and follows the Cattail Trail Loop — which is flat and paved and allows participants to run on a scenic route through the Celery Bog nature area on a crisp November morning. Advanced registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome!
All Turkey Trot 5K proceeds directly support the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register, go to turkeytrot5krun.org.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration
| Thursday, November 22 | Noon-2 p.m. |
| Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette | FREE to all |
More than 800 people will be served. There are many opportunities for YOU to serve your community neighbors on Thanksgiving morning. Make a difference this Thanksgiving holiday — donate your time cooking, serving, entertaining, hosting, greeting, setting up, cleaning up, and more. Lots of food and supplies are needed, too — donate food or make a cash donation to make this special community event possible.
If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.
Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.
Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.
| $40 per person | Live Entertainment | Hors d’oeuvres | Cash Bar | Silent Auction |
You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. (Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.)
Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences.
We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the diversity of our community. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Attend – Port of Hope Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause. Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.
Donate – 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 today (click below). If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | email@example.com).
The 2nd annual LUM Immigration Clinic benefit, Port of Hope, was a wonderful success raising more than $20,000 for the LUM Immigration Clinic.
Port of Hope exceeded everyone’s expectations for being a fun gathering of strong advocates for the work of LUM especially of the LUM Immigration Clinic. Clave Caribe provided the live music which kept the crowd dancing with an occasional conga line, and several local restaurants provided the delicious international menu.
The best part of Port of Hope was the positive energy created by the guests themselves. Thanks to all who attended and contributed.
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.
You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope 2017.
Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. Clave Caribe, the Latin Fusion band, will be performing live, and local restaurants will be providing heavy appetizers from the US and around the world. H and decorated panels from 30 local artists around theme of Hearts and Welcome will be sold and auctioned off . There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences. Special thanks to Lafayette Brewing Company for hosting Port of Hope as well as providing food and a cash bar. For more information about participating restaurants, sponsors, auction items, and highlights from last year, go to www.lumserve.org/port-of-hope/
We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the melting pot that is greater Lafayette. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Tickets are limited so go on line and purchase them now so that you don’t miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause.
Before you get too busy with the start of the new school year — please add these important LUM programs to your calendar.
Hunger Hike (September 16-17)Saturday, September 16 is the 5th Annual HH5K Run. Sunday (September 17) is the 25th annual Hunger Hike 3K Walk. Proceeds benefit LUM Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., & St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. Mark your calendars, get your team together and start raising funds TODAY. Go to www.hungerhike.org. ALSO – Dine for Hunger Hike events: Texas Roadhouse – Lafayette (9/21, 4-10 p.m.), HuHot Mongolian Grill – Lafayette (9/28, 4-7 p.m.) & Chipotle Mexican Grill – West Lafayette (10/4, 4-8 p.m.).
Port of Hope (November 9)Port of Hope is a fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic on Thursday, November 9 at Lafayette Brewing Co. from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres & cash bar. Go to www.lumserve.org/port-of-hope.
Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run (November 23)The Turkey Trot 5K is a fundraising event supporting LUM on Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. at McAllister Park, Lafayette. It is open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more. Go towww.turkeytrot5krun.org.
Jubilee Christmas (December 9)LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1,800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special. Jubilee Christmas Coordinators Meetings are scheduled for October 5 &November 7. Go to www.lumserve.org/jubilee.