LUM Finances - Very Positive Report for 2017
Financial Report & Audit 2017 Available Online
At the June meeting of the LUM executive council, associates from Edward Opperman Certified Public Accountants presented an overview of the LUM Report on Audit of Financial Statements (Dec. 31, 2017 & 2016). Presenting were the two CPAs who prepared the report and most recent tax return, Edward Opperman & Thomas Faust (pictured far right).

Opperman stated that " LUM is financially strong. There is zero long-term debt —  and a good balance between operating revenue and expenses managed by a very professional business office staff who keep clear records of fiscal transactions. Most encouraging is that LUM is spending money on programs & services that are in line with its mission statement and less on overhead. " Opperman shared that " LUM’s finances are in very good order and would be the envy of any non-profit organization.

Thanks to the vision and leadership of the LUM Board of Directors, executive director and business office staff, as well as the generous support of LUM's many financial donors, Lafayette Urban Ministry has established a history of having a strong & stable budget allowing its vital programs and services to adapt and grow with the needs of the children and families in our community.

If you wish to review the most recent LUM reports, click on the name of the report:
Hunger Hike 2018 - Get Started TODAY
Hunger Hike is Only 3 Months Away - Why Wait?
Hunger Hike is only a short three months away. Why not get started NOW? Here’s what you need to know to begin raising money and “fighting hunger.”

Hunger Hike  is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness  Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger —  locally, regionally & globally.

  • Saturday, September 15
  • 9 a.m. – run starts
  • Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette

  • Sunday, September 16
  • 2 p.m. – hike starts
  • Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

Hunger Hike is the perfect fundraising event for a team or group — like a church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our  online fundraising site  — or any way you choose.

We hope you’ll consider joining our  Fight against Hunger . Here’s how to get started:

If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike event sponsor. If interested, email for more information .
Elmwood Youth Group Works with LUM Students
Elmwood Church of Christ - Mission Stay 2018
Last week, as a part of their 2018 “Mission Stay,” the Youth Group at Elmwood Church of Christ , Lafayette, engaged with the students enrolled in the  LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program .

Led by Phil Travis, Elmwood’s Youth and Family Minister, 11 high school and middle school students spent three days with the LUM students — doing a science project, learning music , making arts & crafts and participating in reading pods. Thanks to the Elmwood Youth Group. To view more photos of their visit, click HERE .

If you or your groups would like to volunteer with 5th Quarter, see below for more details. If you wish to sponsor a field trip or special event for 5th Quarter, call or email, Amanda Bajzatt (765.423.2691 | ). If you wish to make an investment in 5th Quarter, click below.
Urgent Need - Summer Volunteers Needed
LUM Summer Childcare Program - Volunteer
Volunteer Teacher's Aides for the LUM  5th Quarter Summer Learning Program  are needed this summer. The 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program is offered Monday – Friday, Now through August 3 , from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The program is supervised by the LUM Youth Program Director and trained teachers.

LUM relies on the several volunteers each day to assist in teaching & tutoring, recreational activities, reading, meals & snacks and more. LUM 5th Quarter volunteers must enjoy working with children and have experience helping children (K - 6th grade) achieve academically and socially. If you’re interested or need more information, click  HERE —or email or call Amanda Bajzatt (  | 765.423-2691). PLEASE SHARE.
St. John's/LUM Food Pantry - Volunteer
The St. John's/LUM Food Pantry (6th & Ferry Streets, Lafayette) needs volunteers for the summer months especially Monday mornings in June. Specific days and times that volunteers are needed are as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Saturdays, 12:45-3:15 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to work the Distribution Window, Check-in/Data entry, and pick up and deliver food (truck driver). A weekly commitment is requested. Volunteers may work 2.5 to 14.5 hours per week.

Please consider signing up for a few shifts this summer. Our community needs volunteers like you to offer this vital resource . For more information, click HERE or email Katy Travis, St. John's/LUM Food Pantry director at . PLEASE SHARE.
LUM Camp 2018 - Let Your Light Shine - Volunteer
Would you, or someone you know, make a good  LUM Camp Counselor ?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old.

Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old , enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp. Counselors are needed from 11 a.m. Monday,  July 30  to 4 p.m. Friday,  August 3

For additional information, click  HERE PLEASE SHARE.