LUM Receives Anonymous Gift of $15,000
Gift Benefits Food Initiatives at LUM
LUM relies on donations from individuals, businesses and organizations to offer programs that strengthen families & children in our community. LUM has recently been blessed with a special gift of $15,000

The donor family, who wish to remain anonymous, has admired the work of LUM for some time. The donor approached Joe Micon, LUM executive director, and they soon came up with a plan that matched the goals of the donor and also met the needs of LUM. Our donor has designated the gift to support various food & nutrition initiatives at LUM , including meals at LUM Camp , snacks at the After School Program , snacks & meals at the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program , meals at the Emergency Shelter, and food items for the Protein Food Pantry (pictured above) .

LUM is fortunate to have such generous and passionate supporters, and is especially grateful to our recent anonymous donor . This gift of $15,000 is already having a tremendous positive impact on LUM programs and strengthening local families and children. If you and your family are ready to make an investment in the programs at Lafayette Urban Ministry, Joe Micon is ready to meet with you as well. Please email or call Joe Micon ( | 765-423-2691).
Consider an IRA Charitable Rollover to LUM
Satisfy Your Required IRA Distribution & Pay No Tax
If you are 70 ½ or older , you are required by the IRS to take required minimum distributions from your IRA (s) each year. When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you might consider making charitable donations to Lafayette Urban Ministry through a Qualified Charitable Distribution, also known as an IRA charitable rollover. Since LUM is a qualified 501(c)(3) charity, your gift can be made directly from your IRA to LUM. The ADVANTAGES are as follows:
  • It’s an easy way to make an investment in LUM from one of your major assets.
  • It satisfies all or part of your annual mandatory distribution requirement at age 70 ½ and older.
  • It is excluded from income so you pay no federal tax on this amount, and avoid potentially being moved into a higher tax bracket.

To calculate your mandatory minimum withdrawal use the IRA Required Minimum Distribution Worksheet, click HERE . Once you're ready, direct the administrator of your IRA(s) to make the charitable distribution(s) directly from your IRA(s) to Lafayette Urban Ministry, Inc. For a sample letter to your IRA administrator, click HERE . For more information, you may email or call the LUM executive director, Joe Micon ( | 765-423-2691) .
ONLY 10 Days to Hunger Hike 2019
LUM Good Samaritan Program Needs Volunteers
Weekly Volunteer Opportunity – Morning Shifts
The LUM  Good Samaritan Program  is looking for a few volunteers who are interested in serving one weekday morning each week. Last year alone, LUM Good Samaritan volunteers provided assistance 1,780 times to local families facing eviction, utility disconnects and other financial emergencies.
Volunteers spend 1-1 ½ hours (8:30 to 10 a.m.) meeting with clients, doing a simple intake and helping to assess the client’s emergency needs. Training is provided. Anyone with a heart for service and one morning a week should call or email Linda Hicks, LUM Good Samaritan Program director (765-423-2691 | ). For more information, click  HERE .
Community Forum at Holy Trinity Lutheran
Topic - The Changing Picture of Health Care
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites you to attend a community forum. Here are the details:
  • THIS Saturday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. James Bien, IU Health Arnett
  • Topic: The Changing Picture of Health Care in Greater Lafayette
  • FREE and open to the public
  • Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 N 21st Street, Lafayette, IN

For more information, please go to or call 765-447-4205. All are welcome.