Jubilee Christmas Countdown = 9 Days
Jubilee Christmas Needs Volunteer "Elves" & Toys
Volunteers elves are needed for Jubilee Christmas part 2 & part 3 on Saturday afternoon, December 9 (see below). If you would like to host a family and assist them in shopping for their children, please sign up. PLEASE also SHARE this with others.

To be successful, Jubilee Christmas also relies on donations from churches, organizations and individuals. Jubilee Christmas donations of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (newborn to 12-year-old), books, games, sports equipment, quilts/family blankets are welcome. Donations may be dropped off at the LUM Office through Tuesday from 1-5 p.m. See below for our list of needed items.
(Only new & unwrapped items, please.)
Now - Tuesday, 1-5 p.m. (Th, Fr, M, Tu)
  • Toys, Board Games, Dolls, Lego sets, Dress up & Pretend Play
  • Sports & Recreation equipment — Bicycles, Outdoor games
  • Books (Pre-K through 12th grade)
  • Craft Kits & Art Supplies
  • Gift Cards — Food Cards
  • Supplies Bottled water, Trash bags (30 gal), Ziploc bags (1 gal), Coffee, Tape, Batteries
  • Children’s clothing — outfits, winter clothes, coats, boots
  • Blankets & Quilts
  • Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags
Saturday, December 9
  • 2:15-5:30 p.m. — Assist a Parent - shopping for the children (60 volunteers needed)
  • 4:45-8:00 p.m. — Assist a Parent - shopping for the children (45 volunteers needed)
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. — Clean up/Break down
Load, move, unload and sort toys
  • Mon., Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Receive and sort toys
  • Tues., Dec. 5, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thurs., Dec. 7, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Double Your Donation Until TOMORROW
Holder Bedding $2,500 Match Program
LUM has a NEW sponsor in our annual " $2,500 Match Program" — Holder Bedding Inc. of Lafayette. This is an exciting new partnership because Holder Bedding is a local business and is also the preferred mattress of the LUM Emergency Shelter.

In 2013, 42 mattresses were made in Lafayette by Holder Bedding and installed at the LUM Emergency Shelter.

Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to "double your donation" to LUM and increase your impact on strengthening local families thanks to the generosity of Holder Bedding Inc. It's simple — click the button below, make a donation by December 1, and Holder Bedding will match it.

LUM is very fortunate and sincerely grateful to have this support from Holder Bedding. Holder Bedding Inc. is a local, family owned and operated business in Lafayette providing employment opportunities in our community since 1947. LUM encourages you to shop at Holder Bedding for your next mattresses.
Do You Have a CAR You No Longer Need?
Donate Your Used Car to LUM - Tax Deductible
LUM currently has a client who needs a car. This individual has worked hard to create a better life for her children — but is struggling to get to the next level without her own car.

If you (or someone you know) have a used car that you no longer need — please consider donating it to LUM. The donation will be tax deductible, and you will be helping strengthen a local family through LUM.

For more information, please email or call Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org).
Give to LUM in Lieu of Gifts - Honor a Friend
Collect Items for LUM - In Place of Gift Exchange
Did you know that you may give a monetary gift in honor of a friend or family member? Just let us know whom you wish to honor — and LUM will send them a card letting them know of your gift in their name.

You may also replace your Office Holiday Party "gift exchange" with a collection of "needed items" for LUM. Whether it's after school snacks for our children or paper towels for our shelter — each donation is needed and appreciated. Make your holiday celebrations at work or at home more meaningful for your family, your guests and your colleagues.