Hunger Hike 2020 Crushed This Year's Goal
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: "Hunger Hike Success"
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, he is "celebrating generosity" as he reflects on the astonishing success of Hunger Hike 2020. Please see below for more information. Please take 65 seconds to watch the video.
Hunger Hike - Historic Event During COVID-19
$112,000+ Raised So Far! You Still May Give!
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Hunger Hike 2020 was a tremendous success — concluding with a remote event this past Sunday (September 20) — the "Livestream." It featured the traditional Zumba Warm Up from Studio b Dance & Fitness, the National Anthem sung by Julia Sibley, and a benediction by Bishop Timothy Doherty. It also featured remarks from local dignitaries Mayors John Dennis & Tony Roswarski, Council members Lisa Dullum & Kathy Parker. Hunger Hike co-chairs, Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp and David Kucik, and their teams made an appearance. The Livestream also offered entertainment from One Size Fits All comedy improv group and magician, Scott Starkey, the Wizard of the Wabash.

For decades, Hunger Hike has raised awareness for issues of malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger — and raised funds in excess of $2 million to support food & nutrition programs locally, regionally & globally. Thanks to YOU, the participants & sponsors, for supporting Hunger Hike this historic year. And YES! You still may donate to Hunger Hike, a Hunger Hike Team, or a "Hiker." To donate by text, text HHIKE to 41444.
LUM Students Reap Benefits of Garden
LUM Summer Students Build a Vegetable Garden
When parents pick up their children from the LUM After School Program they are able to take home vegetables that were grown by the LUM students. The LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program students engaged in a garden project that gave them many opportunities for experiential learning. Now these freshly grown vegetables are being shared with the students' families. This was such a rewarding project, and the students loved being a part of it. 

If you would like to invest in this project and the LUM Youth Programs, please make a donation today. If you or your group wishes to volunteer — or sponsor an event or study trip for LUM students, please email or call Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs Director ( | 765-423-2691).
Who's That Masked Donor? FUNdraiser
Immigration Clinic Fundraising Event
What It’s All About
Who's That Masked Donor? is a fundraiser using social media with the purpose of challenging friends, family, colleagues, and/or fellow organizations to support immigrants on the front lines of the response to COVID 19 by giving to the LUM Immigration Clinic.

Now through Thursday, November 5

What Can You Do?
Get your friends and family involved. Make it collaborative! Donate to the LUM Immigration Clinic, and challenge others to do so as well. We need your help to show them our support during this particularly vulnerable time.

Show Your Support
  • Donate to the LUM Immigration Clinic
  • Don your favorite mask or one that you create. Have fun & get creative!
  • Make a sign that supports immigrants along the lines of “I support LUM Immigration Clinic
  • Take a Photo & post it on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram using #LUMPOH
  • Encourage others to do the same

Text LUMPOH to 41444 to donate -OR- click the button below to donate online. Please also save the date for two other Immigration Clinic fundraisers — the Port of Hope virtual experience (Thursday, November 5) and Scavenger Hunt (Saturday, October 17). For more information on these Immigration Clinic events, click HERE.
Be Counted! Be Heard! Speak Up! Vote!
Respond to Census by Sept 30 | Register by Oct 5
Important deadlines are approaching. You must be counted, be heard, speak up & vote.
  • Respond to the US Census, by NEXT Wednesday, September 30. To start, click HERE

  • Register to Vote, by Monday, October 5. To register or to check your registration, click HERE
  • Vote Early. Voting begins on Tuesday, October 6. To find your sites & times, click HERE