LUM Planning Thanksgiving Feast for 800+
LUM Fall Programs - Ain't No Stopping Us Now!
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, shares news about TONIGHT's Port of Hope Virtual Experience, upcoming programs like the Turkey Trot 5K Run and the Community Thanksgiving Feast, and two ways to DOUBLE your DONATION to LUM. Please take 54 seconds to watch the video — and share with others.
Double Your Donation - NOW through Nov. 30
Neil Klemme State Farm $3,600 Match
Don't miss this unique opportunity to DOUBLE your DONATION to Lafayette Urban Ministry. Support the LUM programs and services offered to local families & children during the month of November and Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance will match donations up to $3,600.

Click the Double your Donation button below and your gift and your impact will be doubled. Join us in thanking Neil Klemme & State Farm Insurance for making this possible.
Poinsettia Plants For Sale - For the LUM Kids
Fundraiser for the LUM Youth Programs
Order all of your holiday Poinsettia Plants NOW and support the LUM Youth Programs including the After School Program. Details are as follows:
  • Colors: Red, Pink, White, Marble & Jingle Bells
  • $12 per plant
  • Indiana grown
  • 14-18" tall, poinsettia with decorative pot cover
  • Order & payment due THIS Tuesday, November 10
  • Pick up on Tuesday, December 8

Great as gifts for family & customers and for decorating your home, business or church. To order, email Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Program director at
Turkey Trot 5K Run - Live & Virtual Options
Don’t forget to get registered for the most festive 5K run of the year — the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. It's open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more and participants will be able to chose between being a "Live Runner" or a "Virtual Runner."

  • Live Runners ($50) will each have a "staggered" check-in and start-time to maintain social distancing and run on the scenic Cattail Trail Loop in the Celery Bog Nature Center in West Lafayette on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Virtual Runners ($25/$10) will be able to run on Thanksgiving morning -OR- at a time and location of their choice.

Everyone gets a Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt and the fastest get a trophy. You'll also feel great about helping your neighbors through the programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry and building wonderful memories for a lifetime with your family & friends.
Community Thanksgiving Feast Invites You!
The LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 26 | Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
Due to COVID-19, the Community Thanksgiving Feast will be a carry-out only event. The team is still planning to serve more than 800 meals, and they'd love to have you get involved in some way.

You may prepare casseroles, donate money, bake pies, volunteer, donate a can of corn (and other food items) and supplies. Check out the list of Needed Items. Be a part of this special holiday tradition!
Community Thanksgiving Feast - Food & Supplies Donation Needs:
  • Casseroles: Green Bean, Stuffing/Dressing
  • Pies - Apple, Dutch Apple, Peach, Pecan, Pumpkin
  • Canned - Cranberry Sauce, Corn, Green Beans, Yams
  • Gravy - powder packets
  • Supplies - Paper Towels, Trash Bags
  • Bags of Ice
  • Coffee
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to

Make a difference this Thanksgiving holiday — donate your time cooking, serving, entertaining, hosting, greeting, setting up, cleaning up, and more. Online sign ups are open NOW.
TONIGHT - Port of Hope Virtual Experience