Meet Jackie - Superstar LUM Volunteer
Jackie Graser - Dedicated LUM Volunteer
Jacqueline “Jackie” Graser grew up in Logansport, graduated from Logansport High School, and earned a BS in Nursing from Purdue University, where she met her husband, Bernie, who was a star Boilermaker wrestler.

Jackie and Bernie live in West Lafayette, attend Grace Lutheran Church and have two grown children & four grandchildren. She retired from Franciscan Alliance as an RN-BSN in Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Jackie is still called on as a PRN from time to time.

At LUM, Jackie has been volunteering with Jubilee Christmas for many years — and is one of the founding volunteers with the LUM Protein Food Pantry, which opened in April. Jackie shared, “I love what LUM does for the community. I appreciate how LUM sees what families need and addresses those needs. I have a heart for children and families who are food insecure.” Jackie thinks the new food pantry is “perfect” because it provides exactly what families need — protein, produce & paper goods. “My favorite program, though, is Jubilee Christmas.”

Jackie takes inspiration from Jeremiah 29, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” By volunteering at the LUM Protein Food Pantry and with Jubilee Christmas , Jackie feels like, “We are being Christ to the children and families we serve.”

In her free time, Jackie loves being with her family, golfing, biking, and kayaking.
LUM Food Pantry Needs PAPER Products & More
Regular Volunteers and Donations Needed
To offer a good variety of proteins and paper products, the LUM Protein Food Pantry  relies on donations from individuals, churches, companies and groups. The LUM food pantry also needs volunteers each Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , to unload food, set up, check-in & assist families, and breakdown.
Five ways YOU can help the LUM Protein Food Pantry are as follows:

If you wish to sponsor a food drive or donate needed items, the list of items the food pantry needs is as follows:
  • Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins & facial tissues
  • Peanut butter; Eggs
  • Canned meats (beef, chicken) & canned fish (tuna)
  • Beans, legumes & lentils – dry or canned
  • Fresh produce: fruits & vegetables
  • Baby diapers & wipes; Feminine hygiene products: liners, napkins, pads, tampons & wipes

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, donate needed items, register for Hunger Hike — or simply have questions or need further information, go to , call 765-423-2691 or email .
59 Days to Hunger Hike 2019 - Register TODAY
Benefits LUM Protein Food Pantry & More
There are only  59 DAYS  to  Hunger Hike .  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.  
 Hunger Hike   (Official Kick-off & 3K Walk ) event details are as follows:
  • Sunday, September 22
  • Noon – Check-in & DJ music; 1 p.m. – Kick-off event begins; 1:15 p.m. – Zumba, Purdue Pete & Boilermaker Special; 2 p.m. – Hike starts; 3 p.m. – Hot Dog Picnic
  • Riehle Plaza, 2nd Street, Lafayette
Hunger Hike is the perfect event for a team or group — 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 other way you choose. We hope you’ll consider joining our  Fight against Hunger . Here’s how to get started:
|   REGISTER Online   |  DONATE   |  More Information —   |
If you run and/or own a business — you also may become a  Hunger Hike Event Sponsor . If interested, email   for more information.
LUM Good Samaritan Program Needs Volunteers
Weekly Volunteer Opportunity - Monday Mornings
The LUM Good Samaritan Program is looking for a few volunteers who are interested in serving one morning each week. There is a current weekly volunteer opportunity each Monday morning. 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 | .
Position Openings - LUM After School Program
Program Aides Needed - Start Aug. 5 - $15/hour
LUM has immediate openings for Program Aides with the LUM After School Program. Please review the information below.

Program Aide
After School Program
This is a part-time (20 hours per week), paid position ($15 per hour), which begins August 5, 2019 and ends May 19, 2020. Program aides will support the youth programs director and supervise children and the program each weekday, including the transportation of the students to the LUM Youth Center. Successful candidates must complete all LUM and State required training and screenings, have experience working with children in a school setting, and have a valid driver's license.

To view the position description, click HERE. If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue ( | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901). Applications will be reviewed as received.
LUM Camp Counselors Needed NEXT WEEK
Be a LUM Camp Counselor - Make A Difference
Be a volunteer  LUM Camp counselor; and be a part of something epic.

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 NEXT WEEK from  11 a.m. Monday, July 29  to  4 p.m. Friday, August 2.  Join Marlena & Joe and make this the year YOU make a difference in the lives of local children.

Three  Ways YOU can help LUM Camp are as follows:
  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Sponsor a Camper, click HERE

If you’re interested or need more information, click  HERE — or email or call Marlena Edmondson ( | 765-423-2691).