LUM Students Visit the Great Pumpkin Patch
Halloween Fun for the LUM Students
During the month of October, the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program have been visiting the Great Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Congress Street United Methodist Church. The Great Pumpkin Patch gives our students a Halloween "farm" experience without leaving the city.

It's extra special this year because a portion of the proceeds from the Great Pumpkin Patch will be donated to Hunger Hike. If you wish to volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, click HERE. The more volunteers we recruit -- the more is donated to Hunger Hike.
Port of Hope - Thursday, November 9
Fundraising Event for the LUM Immigration Clinic
You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. Event details are as follows:
  • Thursday, November 9
  • 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Lafayette Brewing Co.
  • Tickets: $35 per person

Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, cash bar, dancing, and fun.

TICKETS are limited so go on line and purchase them now so that you don't miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced -- with the added benefit of supporting a great cause.
Paper Towels Needed ASAP
We're Almost Out! Consider a Donation Today!
The LUM Emergency Shelter and Youth Programs rely on gifts from the community and our LUM friends. Currently there is an urgent need for Paper Towels.

Please help by making a monetary donation to LUM or purchasing Paper Towels for LUM. You may ship or drop them off to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901), Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also appreciated. This holiday season please consider asking your party guests to bring items for LUM instead of doing a gift exchange — and make a donation as a group.

Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Shelter, After School Program, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jubilee Christmas, Food Pantry, etc.). Thank you.
Countdown to Thanksgiving = 34 Days
The 31 st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a holiday meal for approximately 800 guests with live entertainment.

Event details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • FREE

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts.

DONATIONS of food & supplies & VOLUNTEERS are needed.
Each year early on Thanksgiving morning, hundreds of local runners & walkers participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run. It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating a holiday of “thanksgiving.”

Details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • 8 a.m.
  • McAllister Park, Lafayette
  • Registration: $35 Adult; $10 Youth
Runners, walkers, families, strollers & dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry.

To register for the 5K Run go to 
Jubilee Christmas Countdown = 50 Days
Donations & Volunteers Needed
The 38 th annual LUM Jubilee Christmas will host over 800 local families impacting over 1,900 children. The program strengthens low-income families by supporting the important roles of moms and dads — and making the parents the heroes at Christmas. Details are as follows:
  • Saturday, December 9
  • 30 different sites

DONATIONS of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (0 to 12), and quilts/family blankets are needed. Donations accepted starting Monday, November 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). To view our JC Wish List, click HERE.

VOLUNTEERS are needed for the Donation Center and Jubilee Christmas, part 2 on December 9 and a few more. To sign up, click HERE.

Go to to donate & sign up to volunteer.
HUNGER HIKE Support Still Needed
5 Ways YOU Can Still Support HUNGER HIKE 2017
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or TeamHERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW - October 31, sign up HERE
  4. Attend the final Dine for $$ Fundraising Night - Panda Express - Gourmet Chinese Food, West Lafayette, THIS Saturday, October 21. View coupon below or online HERE.
  5. If you have a First Giving page -- send it out again to all of your contacts asking for more donations, HERE