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Thanksgiving Celebration – 800+ Meals Served



For the 31st consecutive year, Lafayette Urban Ministry hosted the Community Thanksgiving Celebration. The event was free, open to the public and included a Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. with special guests, State Representative Sheila Klinker and West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, and live entertainment from West Lafayette High School and more. More than 800 meals were served, which included 75 turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and 112 pies. It was a grand celebration for the community.


PHOTOS – To view photos from the event, click HERE.

Special thanks to First Christian Church for most of the turkeys, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for most of the pies, Central Presbyterian for the beautiful facility, our major donors – Denny’s Body Shop, Lafayette Auto Supply, Lafayette Retina Clinic, Wabash National, Phronesis, and Soller-Baker Funeral Homes — as well as Great Harvest Bread Company, Jane’s Gourmet Deli & Catering, Kentucky Fried Chicken, MCL Cafeteria & Bakery, McAlister’s Deli, Oliverio’s Southland Restaurant, and Texas Roadhouse for the donations of food. Additional thanks to the students enrolled at the LUM After School Program, St. Boniface School and St. Mary Cathedral School for creating all of the table decorations and placemats.

If you’d like to give to offset the expenses of the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, click the donation button below.


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Community Thanksgiving Celebration NEEDS


LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration

The 31st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a holiday meal for approximately 800 guests with live entertainment.
Event details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • FREE

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts.


DONATIONS of food & supplies & VOLUNTEERS are needed.
Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, here is our list of “needed items.”
  • Green bean casseroles
  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Pies—peach, cherry, apple, pecan, pumpkin
  • Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Green Beans, Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Butter
  • Turkey Gravy packets
  • Milk, Coffee, Ice Tea mix
  • Bags of Ice
  • Dinner Rolls, ready-to-serve
  • Disposable Dessert plates
  • Disposable Dinner plates
  • Hot & cold cups
  • Paper napkins
  • Disposable roaster pans
  • Sterno burners & matches
  • Take-Out containers
  • Dish clothes
  • Trash Bags

For more information, go to www.lumserve.org/thanksgiving.


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Turkey Trot 5K Run

Each year early on Thanksgiving morning (11/23), hundreds of local runners & walkers participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating a holiday of “thanksgiving.”

Runners, walkers, families, strollers & dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register go to www.turkeytrot5krun.org


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LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Donations and volunteers are needed for the 31st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration — a holiday meal for approximately 800. Event details are as follows:

  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/ stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts.

For more information, go to www.lumserve.org/thanksgiving.


| Make a Donation | Donate Food & Supplies | Volunteer |


Turkey Trot 5K Run

Each year early on Thanksgiving morning (11/23), hundreds of local runners & walkers participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating a holiday of “thanksgiving.”

Runners, walkers, families, strollers & dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register go to www.turkeytrot5krun.org


| Make a Donation | Donate Food & Supplies | Volunteer |


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LUM Volunteer Opportunities — Current Needs


LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today! Here are current LUM volunteer opportunities:


volunteer opportunitiesShelter Intake Volunteers

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Intake Volunteers weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m. for two to ten hours per week. Intake Volunteers meet one-on-one with potential shelter guests to do brief intake interviews, provide passes to the LUM shelter, help our guests to reconnect with family, and make referrals to addiction, mental health, employment and housing services. For more information and to apply online, click HERE — or please call or email Gina Williams (765-423-2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).


Income Tax Preparers

The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is provided at no cost, and the time commitment is up to you. In all tax volunteer roles, individuals who are bilingual, multi-lingual, or have international experience are helpful. Training is provided. If you are interested or need more information please click HERE — or please call or email Ben Murphy (765-423-2691 | bmurphy@lumserve.org).


Food Pantry Volunteers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).


After School Program Volunteers

The LUM After School Program needs volunteers each weekday from 2 – 6 p.m. when school is in session. Volunteers work with the children to complete their homework as well as assist the director in other tasks like set up, clean up, distribute snacks, etc. You must first complete the online application and training. Once you receive confirmation of approval from the director, you may sign up online. For more detailed information, click HERE — or please call or email Cindy Haley (765-423-2691 | chaley@lumserve.org).


LUM Camp Counselors

Sixty volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 — – August 4 at Hanging Rock Camp. LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Counselors must be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4. For additional LUM Camp volunteer information, click HERE — or please call or email Linda Hicks (765-423-2691 | lhicks@lumserve.org).


LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES

Volunteers are needed the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies fundraising event — to set-up (5/4), staff the LUM Follies event (5/5), and break-down (5/5). Perfect for groups. Check out the LUM Follies volunteer sign up sheets HERE.


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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Hot Needs — LUM Volunteer Opportunities


LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today! Here are current LUM volunteer opportunities:


volunteer opportunitiesPort of Hope—Fundraising Event

Assist with the management of the event on 11/10. Learn more HERE.


Thanksgiving—Community Celebration & Dinner

Volunteer at the Community Thanksgiving Celebration event on Thanksgiving Day (11/24). Learn more HERE.


Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Assist with the management of the race on 11/24. Learn more HERE.


Jubilee Christmas

Assist at Jubilee Christmas (12/10) by helping a family shop for their children. Other ways to volunteer include — staffing the donation center, (11/28-12/8), preparing mailings, (11/3) and collecting toys at each of the PMO Christmas Shows (12/3-4). Learn more HERE.

 


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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