Jubilee Christmas Countdown = 9 Days
Volunteer "Elves" & Donations Needed
DONATIONS - Jubilee Christmas relies on donations from churches, organizations and individuals. You can help by donating a cash gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more to Jubilee Christmas. Your cash gift to Jubilee Christmas may be given in honor of a friend or family member — in lieu of a holiday gift. LUM will send a Holiday Card sharing that a donation has been made by you to Jubilee Christmas in their name. Donations of "needed items" are also welcome. See below.

ONLY NEW new & unwrapped items, please.
  • Toys, Board Games, Dolls, Lego sets, Dress up & Pretend Play (no guns, please)
  • Sports & Recreation equipment — Bicycles, Outdoor games
  • Books (Pre-K through 12th grade)
  • Craft Kits & Art Supplies
  • Gift Cards — Food Cards
  • Children’s clothing — outfits, winter clothes, coats, boots
  • Blankets & Quilts
  • Batteries
  • Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Tape
  • Supplies — Bottled water, Trash bags (30 gal), Ziploc bags (1 gal), Coffee

Saturday, December 8
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Receive & sort toys
  • 2:15-5:30 p.m. — Assist a Parent – shopping for their children (60 volunteers needed)
  • 4:45-8 p.m. — Assist a Parent – shopping for their children (45 volunteers needed)
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. — Clean up

Load, move, unload and sort toys
  • Mon., Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Receive and sort toys
  • Tues., Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m.
  • Thurs., Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jubilee Christmas Donation Centers

  • LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette
  • Today until 5 p.m. & Friday, November 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Oakland High School/LARA, 1100 Elizabeth St., Lafayette (rear entrance)
  • Monday, December 3 & Tuesday, December 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Brokerage Brewing Company, 2516 Covington St., West Lafayette
  • Daily through Sunday, December 2 — Thurs. 3-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. noon-midnight, & Sun. 1-8 p.m.
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette
  • Daily through Monday, December 3 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
$29,500 Gift from the McAllister Foundation
Supports - Emergency Fund & Solar Energy
The McAllister Foundation recently awarded LUM $29,500 . Five thousand dollars is for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund ; and $22,500 is for the LUM Solar Energy Project .

A new steel roof was installed on the LUM Office building, completing the first phase of the LUM Solar Energy Project. With the McAllister Foundation money a solar energy system (35.710 kW) will be installed next week. In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the saving will potentially be $6,618 per year. This total includes the savings from the reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families.

The project will be completed in January. If you would be interested in making a  capital gift  to the  LUM Solar Energy Project , please email Joe Micon . If you wish to donate to the Good Samaritan Fund , click "Donate" below.

Thank you to the McAllister Foundation and the McAllister family for their continued support Lafayette Urban Ministry.
LUM Positions - Immediate Openings
Tax Assistance Director & Program Aides
LUM has immediate openings for the Tax Assistance Program Director and Program Aides with the LUM  After School Program . Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Program Director - Tax Assistance Program
This is a half-time (20 hours per week) , paid ( $1,429 per month ), temporary position, which ends on April 30, 2019. The individual selected will direct the program that provides free federal and state tax preparation for lower wage earners. Successful candidates must pass the online IRS tax preparation certification. To view the position description, click button below. Please email your resume and cover letter to lum@lumserve.org by December 5, 2019.
Program Aide - After School Program
This is a part-time (20 hours per week), paid position ($15 per hour), which ends May 21, 2019. Program aides will support the youth programs director and supervise children and the program each weekday, including the transportation of the students to the LUM Youth Center. Successful candidates must complete all LUM and State required training and screenings, have experience working with children in a school setting, and have a valid driver's license . If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue ( khogue@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).
Joe Micon Engages St. Tom's ESTEEM Students
Earlier in November, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, was invited to engage the students enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas Center’s Boiler ESTEEM program.

Micon focused on the Catholic Social Doctrine with a focus on social justice, being agents of change, service and the Corporal Works of Mercy.

ESTEEM is a nationwide program to develop the leadership skills of young Catholics.

Outreach is an important part of the mission of LUM; and members of the LUM professional staff are available to speak to church, civic, and educational groups on a variety of topics. To make arrangements for a presentation, call or email LUM (765-423-2691 |  lum@lumserve.org ). 
Double Your Donation - Double Your Impact
Ends TOMORROW at Midnight (Fri., Nov. 30)
For the entire month of November, Holder Bedding Inc. of Lafayette has generously offered the “$2,500 Match Program” but YOU have o nly ONE DAY left to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

It’s simple click on the “Match My Donation” button below, make a donation by TOMORROW, November 30, and Holder Bedding with match all donations up to $2,500.

INCENTIVE - Not only is Holder Bedding offering the “Match Program” for donations they are also offering $200 towards your next purchase of their Select Mattress Sets. Please stop by Holder Bedding on 230 Farabee Dr. N, Lafayette and take a look at their products. Don’t forget to mention Lafayette Urban Ministry and get $200 off your purchase.