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Happy New Year to You & Your Family

Dear Friend,
 
Happy New Year!
 
Wishing you and your family Comfort & Joy in the new year.
 
At LUM, we’re thankful for YOU and each individual who contributed to the successes at LUM in 2019.
 
May you have a blessed New Year — full of family, friends, comfort & joy in 2020.
 
Gratefully yours,
 
LUM Board of Directors,
Joe Micon, LUM executive director, &
LUM staff members
 

| Oh tidings of comfort and joy | Comfort and joy |
| Oh tidings of comfort and joy |

Thank You

  • For your generous financial support of the program & services of LUM

Thank You

Thank you for being a friend in 2019. LUM has impacted a significant number of children and families in our community this year because of YOU. What YOU do for LUM is so important in enabling us to accomplish our mission — and gives hope to families, encourages and educates children, is a positive force in our community — offering “comfort & joy” to the families we serve.

Thank you for choosing us as your community partner this year. Here’s to another decade of service to the people of this great community.


Happy New Year to You & Your Family

Dear Friend,

Let’s take a moment this New Year to reflect and be THANKFUL — because there is so much to be thankful for.

At LUM, we’re thankful for YOU and each individual who contributed to the successes at LUM in 2018. May you have a blessed New Year full of family, success, friends, and service.

Gratefully yours,
LUM Board of Directors,
Joe Micon, LUM executive director, &
LUM staff members

It’s up to us, to be the change. And even though we all can still do more.
There’s so much to be thankful for.”


Thank You

  • For your generous financial support of the program & services of LUM

Thank You

Thank you for being a friend in 2018. LUM has impacted a significant number of children and families in our community this year because of YOU. What YOU do for LUM is so important for enabling us to accomplish our mission — and gives hope to families, encourages and educates children, and is a positive force in our community.
Thank you for choosing us as your community partner this year — there’s so much to be THANKFUL for!


THANKFUL

Somedays, we forget to look around us
Somedays, we can’t see the joy that surrounds us
So caught up inside ourselves
We take when we should give
So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And on this day we hope for
What we still can’t see

It’s up to us, to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There’s so much to be thankful for

Look beyond ourselves
There’s so much sorrow
It’s way to late to say, I’ll cry tomorrow
Each of us must find our truth
It’s so long overdue
So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And everyday, we hope for
What we still can’t see

It’s up to us, to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There’s so much to be thankful for

Even with our differences
There is a place we’re all connected
Each of us can find each others light
So for tonight, we pray for
What we know can be
And on this day, we hope for
What we still can’t see

It’s up to us, to be the change, and
Even though this world needs so much more
There’s so much to be thankful for

~ David W Foster, Richard James Page &
Carole Bayer Sager

Thank You for Being a Friend in 2017



Let’s take a moment this New Year’s Eve to reflect and say Thank You to all who contributed to the successes at LUM in 2017.


Thank You…

  • For your generous financial support of LUM’s programs

Thank You…


Thank you for being a friend in 2017. LUM has impacted a significant number of children and families in our community this year because of YOU. What YOU do for LUM is so important for enabling us to accomplish our mission — and gives hope to families, encourages and educates children, and is a positive force in our community.

Thank you for choosing us as your partner this year.


Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down a road and back again
Your heart is true, you’re a pal & a confidant
I’m not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won’t you stand up & take a bow
And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
Well, you would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say
Thank you for being a friend



Volunteers Needed — St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry


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The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.; and Saturdays from 12:45 – 3:15 p.m. for 2.5 to 14.5 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).

 


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Food Pantry – St. John’s/LUM


Volunteering with LUM


LUM could not provide its many programs and services without the hundreds of volunteers
who generously contribute their time and talents. Most volunteers find their work to be interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding.

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the afternoon After School Program to helping run the 42-bed homeless shelter overnight. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week in the morning Emergency Assistance Program or at data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, to one time work with an event like LUM Camp, Thanksgiving Celebration, or Jubilee Christmas.

Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. Email lum@lumserve.org for more information.


Free Haircuts — And So Much More


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Once a month Mariana Paddock volunteers by offering free haircuts in the LUM Office for our homeless clients.

She is a talented hair stylist in Lafayette with an established clientele.


At LUM though Mariana offers much more than just a haircut. Her interactions are special. She gives each person her undivided attention — offering them conversation and good cheer. Mariana also gives them love, hope and respect.

As she masterfully trims each person’s hair, you can literally see dignity restored and confidence built in each of her “customers.”


Thank you, Mariana for such a wonderful gift you are giving the homeless clients at Lafayette Urban Ministry and to the entire community.


 

St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Needs You


2013-04-25 RexFuller 015 (2)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).


Volunteering with LUM


2012-10-04 LUM Parent 036 (3)LUM could not provide its many programs and services without the hundreds of volunteers who generously contribute their time and talents. Most volunteers find their work to be interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding.

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the afternoon After School Program to helping run the 42-bed homeless shelter overnight. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week in the morning Emergency Assistance Program or at data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, to one time work with an event like LUM Camp, Thanksgiving Celebration, or Jubilee Christmas.

Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. Email lum@lumserve.org for more information.


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Food Pantry – St. John’s/LUM


Happy New Year — We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness


Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should old acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet

And days of auld lang syne Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should old acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne


22-happy-new-year-wallpaperLet’s take a moment this New Year’s Eve to reflect and say Thank You to all who contributed to the successes at LUM in 2016.

Thank you…


With the humble yet heroic efforts of the LUM volunteers and record-breaking fundraising activities in 2016—LUM has impacted a significant number of children and families in our community.

What YOU do for LUM is so important for enabling us to accomplish our mission — and gives hope to families, encourages and educates children, and is a positive force in our community.

Thank you for choosing us as your partner this year.


Happy New Year!

Meet Andrea — Volunteer Tax Preparer


Volunteers are an integral part of the LUM Income Tax Assistance Program; an2016-02-16 Tax 008 (gold border)d this year, 15 LUM volunteers studied and received IRS certification to prepare tax returns. It’s a big commitment of their time and effort, but the return for volunteers is big too. Today we’d like to shine a spotlight on one of our superstars — Andrea Schmidt.

Originally from Waukegan, Illinois, Andrea earned a BS from Northwestern University (Elementary Education/Linguistics) and a Master’s in Education from University of Illinois, Chicago. She and her husband, David, moved to Lafayette in 1992 so he could take a job as a physician in private practice after 11 years as an US Air Force physician.

She then earned an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from Ivy Tech Community College and was a paralegal for over 10 years. Andrea and David, both now retired, have three grown sons – John, who lives in Phoenix; and Christian and Peter, who live in Lafayette. They have six grandchildren – two from each of their sons.

Andrea has volunteered at LUM for six of the past seven tax seasons. She donates 15 hours of her time each week.

“I enjoy helping people in such a real and tangible way. For some of my clients, a full one-third of their annual income comes from the tax refund we are able to secure for them through LUM. And because we don’t charge for our service, low-income wage earners are much more likely to file their returns.”

Andrea says the best part about his volunteer work in the LUM Tax Assistance Program is that it helps her to better understand the lives of low-income wage earners. “My stereotypes are challenged every time I come to LUM. I am amazed by how hard people work and how far they are able to stretch their limited dollars. It’s a real eye opener.” The remainder of the year, Andrea volunteers with the LUM Good Samaritan Program.


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Tax Assistance Program


Free Haircuts — Plus Love, Hope & Respect


2016-02-18 Haircuts - Mariana Paddock 024 (2) (1280x1279)Once a month Mariana Paddock sets up shop for an entire afternoon at the LUM Office. During this time, she provides free haircuts for LUM’s homeless clients. Mariana is a professionally trained hair stylist in Lafayette with a very loyal (paying) clientele.

Observing the interaction between Mariana and the LUM clients is magical. She is giving them so much more than just a haircut. She gives each person her undivided attention — offering them conversation and good cheer. Mariana also gives them love, hope and respect.2016-02-18 Haircuts - Mariana Paddock 008 (2)

As she masterfully trims each person’s hair, you can literally see dignity restored and confidence built in each of her “customers.”

Thank you, Mariana for such a wonderful gift you are giving the homeless clients at LUM and to the entire community.

 

Happy New Year — Cheers to YOU!


22-happy-new-year-wallpaperLet’s take a moment this New Year’s Eve to say “Cheers” to YOU and also for the LUM accomplishments of 2015. Raise a Glass…

  • If you prepared a meal for the homeless and delivered it to the LUM emergency shelter;
  • If you contributed to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, helping 1,800 families to avert utility disconnect or eviction from their homes;
  • If you served as a LUM tax preparer and helped return millions of dollars in refunds and credits to low-income households in our community;
  • If you volunteered as a LUM Camp counselor, After School Program tutor or in one of LUM’s other excellent youth programs that are successfully narrowing the academic achievement gap;
  • If you fought hunger in our community by volunteering to feed 2,200 individuals each month through St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry;
  • If you walked or ran in the Hunger Hike, or worked the food line at LUM’s Community Thanksgiving meal, or contributed a toy to one of 1,800 LUM Jubilee Christmas kids.

With the heroic efforts of the LUM volunteers and the close-to-miraculous results of our fundraising activities — in 2015 LUM has impacted a record number of children and families in our community. What YOU do for LUM is so important for enabling us to accomplish our mission — and give hope to families, encourage and educate children, and be a positive force in our community

The members of the LUM board of directors and LUM staff thank you for choosing us as your partners this year — and we look forward to focusing on making 2016 an even better year — for the children and families served by LUM.


Happy New Year!