LUM Tax Assistance Program Has Begun
Spotlight on the LUM Tax Assistance Volunteers
The LUM Tax Assistance Program started this week and is in full swing!

Volunteers are an integral part of the LUM Income Tax Assistance Program — and today we put a spotlight on our 2018 superstars — Front Row: Patti O'Callaghan, Anne Pellegrino, Connie Decker and Andrea Schmidt; Back: Rob Patrick & Ben Murphy, director.

LUM would not be able to offer this service without the skilled, trained volunteers who make this vital LUM program such a success each year. Special thanks to ALL of the volunteers assisting with the LUM Tax Assistance Program this year.

Did you know?
  • At LUM, taxpayers get one-on-one help from IRS-certified volunteers who prepare their taxes for them at no charge
  • You may also file your taxes online for FREE, click HERE to get started
  • In 2017 at LUM, 552 working families were served with an average return of $1,774.26 and an average earned income of $19,719 — almost $980,000 in refunds and tax credits were secured

For more information on the LUM Tax Assistance Program or how YOU can volunteer, click HERE or call 765.423.2691.
Position Opening - Interim Food Pantry Director
St. John's/LUM Food Pantry, Lafayette
St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking an Interim Director for the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry.

Type: Part-time, paid, temporary

Schedule: 15 hours per week; 3-4 days a week; 9-12 month term

Starting Pay: $12.00 per hour with work-related mileage reimbursed at the federal reimbursement rate

Position Requirements:
  • A strong commitment to providing food for diverse, lower-income individuals & families
  • The ability to communicate through writing including email
  • Computer literacy & use of technology
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pound cases of food
  • Use of personal vehicle to pick up food supplies
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with clients, St. John’s and LUM staff, volunteers and service agencies

Volunteer experience in faith-based or community organizations and/or familiarity with the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry is preferred.

The position is an interim position and will last at least six months. The position may continue beyond that time period.

To apply, Email, Mail or Drop-off a cover letter and resume to The Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace, St. John's Episcopal Church, 600 Ferry Street, Lafayette, IN 47901; email: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

In 2017, the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry served 2,810 households. who received emergency food aid. St. John's & LUM are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.
Campaign for Hoosier Families - T-Shirts
stand up | speak out | inform
T-shirts are now available for the Campaign for Hoosier Families. Share with the World that you think it's important to "Stand Up, Speak Out & Inform."

The T-shirts are only $15 and available in all sizes. Get your Campaign for Hoosier Families' T-shirt TODAY by stopping by the LUM Office or emailing Susan Brouillette at They also make great gifts. "WE are the government, you and I." ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

The  Campaign for Hoosier Families  engages local, state, and federal officials on behalf of low income families and children. Since it was founded in 1975, LUM has included “advocacy” as part its mission.  In service to this mission, staff, board members, and volunteers have lobbied public officials so that the working poor are treated justly and that public assistance programs lead to real and sustainable economic stability.
Purdue's Row-A-Thon Benefits LUM
All-Day Rowing Spectacular in the Mall
Purdue Rowing Team presents “Row-A-Thon 2018” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. Purdue Crew's donation to LUM from Row-A-Thon is one of the largest gifts each year.

Row-A-Thon takes place all day in the Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette). The co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for LUM. Stop by the Mall and check it out. Purdue Row-A-Thon 2018 is scheduled for:

  • Saturday, February 17
  • 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tippecanoe Mall, Lafayette

You may make a donation in person at Row-A-Thon or by mail. Please make checks payable to Purdue Crew Club and mail your checks to: Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon, 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Thanks to Purdue Crew president, Hannah Stefanik; Head Coach David Kucik; and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of Lafayette Urban Ministry.

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2017, the Good Samaritan Fund provided assistance 2,032 times and $115,314 was shared. 
Music Ministry Concert to Benefit LUM
Sponsored by First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church presents the  6th Annual Music Ministries Concert in support of LUM.

The Concert details are as follows:
  • Music Ministries Concert
  • Sunday, February 25
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Rd 26 W, West Lafayette
  • FREE & Open to the Public

The Music Ministries of First United Methodist Church Concert will feature 11 church ensembles with children, youth, adults, choral, instrumental, and handbells. Refreshments will be available after the concert. A free-will offering will be requested which benefits Lafayette Urban Ministry and one other local agency. It will be a wonderful afternoon of music and worship — all for a great cause.
For more information, click HERE or call 765.74.1285 or email