Celebrating 2019 - Another Amazing Year at LUM
Annual LUM Staff Appreciation Lunch
Last week, the dedicated staff members of  Lafayette Urban Ministry  gathered at BRU Burger Bar (Lafayette) for the annual  LUM staff appreciation lunch  to celebrate the wonderful accomplishment of 2019, another amazing year.

Pictured L to R: Pablo Malavenda, Gayle Koning, Kristi Hogue, Nina Morgan, the Rev. Susan Brouillette, Connie Davis, Anna Tatman, Nate Gick, Monica Casanova, Linda Hicks, Josh Prokopy, Mady Kirts, Shavonn Kimbrough, Joe Micon & Eileen Weiss.
Purdue Women's Basketball Hosts "Teddy Toss"
LUM Received All Stuffed Animals Collected
On December 23, the Purdue Women's Basketball team hosted their annual Holiday Bash. Fans were invited to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters, meet Santa Claus, and participate in " Teddy Toss ."

During halftime of the game, Boilermaker fans threw hundreds of new stuffed animals onto the court. It was a fun holiday frenzy for a few minutes. All of the stuffed animals were then donated to LUM . Since then, the stuffed animals have either been distributed to the children of clients or incorporated into the LUM After School Program . To view more Teddy Toss photos, click HERE . Thanks to the Purdue Women's Basketball team and Athletic Marketing & Fan Experience crew for their kind donation.
You're Invited to "A Salute to Joe Micon"
Retirement Celebration | Friday, March 6 | 7 p.m.
Daybreak Rotary – Good Community Partners
Retirement Celebration | Friday, March 6 | 7 p.m.
Recently, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was invited to give the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Daybreak Rotary Club .

Throughout the year, the members of Daybreak Rotary are very generous to LUM — providing meals at the LUM Emergency Shelter twice each month, supporting the LUM shelter financially, giving to Hunger Hike and providing a LUM Camp campership.

Pictured L to R are Lynn Beck, Daybreak Rotary president, Joe Micon & Carl Schwamberger, Rotary member & LUM Board member.
Hot Needs - LUM Volunteer Opportunities
MEALS NEEDED - LUM Emergency Shelter
Each night of the year, a simple meal is  needed for the guests in the LUM Emergency Shelter . Open dates are as follows:
  • THIS Tuesday, January 21 & Saturday, January 25
  • Saturday, February 1
  • Monday, February 3; Tuesday, February 4; Wednesday, February 5
  • Tuesday, February 11 & Wednesday, February 12
  • Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15
Prepare enough soup, stew or chili for 44 people. No side dishes or desserts are needed. Drinks are optional. To sign up & for more information, click the button below.
LUM Tax Assistance Program Volunteers Needed
Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification.

The LUM Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you. Volunteers are needed starting Tuesday, February 4. Choose your role – and get a chance to touch many lives. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE . If you need further information, please call or email Josh Prokopy (765-423-2691 | jprokopy@lumserve.org .)