You Are Invited - Port of Hope 2017
You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their "Port of Hope." Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope 2017.

Event details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co.
  • Tickets: $35 per person

Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. Clave Caribe, the Latin Fusion band, will be performing live, and local restaurants will be providing heavy appetizers from the US and around the world. H and decorated panels from 30 local artists around theme of Hearts and Welcome will be sold and auctioned off . There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences. Special thanks to Lafayette Brewing Company for hosting Port of Hope as well as providing food and a cash bar. For more information about participating restaurants, sponsors, auction items, and highlights from last year, go to

We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the melting pot that is greater Lafayette. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.

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 contributing to a great cause.
LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Donations & Volunteers Welcome
The 31 st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration is planning a holiday meal for approximately 800 guests.

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

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help to defray the $9,000 expense for the meal.

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

Volunteers and donations of food & supplies are needed. For more information, go to
LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run
Runner & Walkers & Families Needed
Each year early on Thanksgiving morning (11/23), hundreds of local runners & walkers participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. It’s a great way to help those in our community in need while celebrating a holiday of “thanksgiving.”

Runners, walkers, families, strollers & dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register go to 
LUM Jubilee Christmas - Family Assistance
Host Sites Needed - Volunteer - Donate
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 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can help by donating a cash gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more to the LUM Jubilee Christmas program .

You may wish to consider giving your gift in honor of a friend or family member in lieu of a holiday gift. LUM will send a Holiday Card sharing that a donation has been made by you to Jubilee Christmas in their name.

DONATIONS of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (newborn to 12-year-olds), and quilts/family blankets are also welcome. The Jubilee Christmas Donation Center will be open Monday, November 27 through Tuesday, December 5, weekdays from 1 - 5 p.m. (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette).

VOLUNTEERS are also needed. To make a donation or sign up to volunteer, go to If your church or organization would like to host a Jubilee Christmas event this year, email or call 765-423-2691.

Thank you — and Merry Christmas !
Has HUNGER HIKE Reached the Goal? Not Yet!
5 Ways YOU Still Can Support HUNGER HIKE
Each year at this time about 85% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. So it's important that you still raise funds and give.

Here are 5 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach its goal:
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or TeamHERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Nights, view coupon sheet HERE. HuHot Mongolian Grill, Lafayette - TONIGHT.
  4. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW - October 31, sign up HERE
  5. If you have a First Giving page -- send it out again to all of your contacts asking for more donations, HERE
TOMORROW - Celebrate the Life of Ray Ewry
Lafayette Native - 10 Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Each year on the anniversary of the passing of Raymond Clarence Ewry, Dick Leill and Joe Micon, LUM executive director, lay 10 yellow roses on his memorial marker and share stories about his remarkable life.The 10 yellow roses symbolize the 10 US Olympic Gold Medals earned by Ray Ewry from 1900 to 1908 -- the most until Michael Phelps earned his 11th in 2008. Ray Ewry, Lafayette native and Purdue alumnus, was not expected to walk after a bout of polio at age 7 and became the greatest jumper in Olympic history.

Join this informal celebration tomorrow, the 80th anniversary of his passing -- September 29, 1937.
Details are as follows:

  • Celebration of Raymond Clarence Ewry (Oct. 14, 1873 - Sept. 29, 1937)
  • Date/Time: TOMORROW (Friday, September 29) at 10 a.m.
  • Place: Spring Vale Cemetery, 2580 State Road 25 N, Lafayette

To read more about the remarkable life of Ray Ewry, click HERE.
Creasy Springs Food Drive Benefits LUM
Creasy Springs Donates $381 and Food
Creasy Springs Health Campus this week presented LUM with a gift of $381.17 as well as two truck-loads of food for the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry. The Creasy Spring Health Campus staff and residents selected LUM as the recipients of their annual Independence from Hunger food drive. LUM is thankful to Creasy Springs for their continued support.

{Pictured L to R: Molly Schulz, Creasy Springs community service representative and Joe Micon, LUM executive director.}
TONIGHT - Dine at HU-HOT for Hunger Hike
Get Your Stir Fry & Benefit Hunger Hike
  • 100 S Creasy Lane – Lafayette Pavilions, Lafayette
  • TONIGHT - Thursday, September 28
  • 4 – 8 p.m.

Show this coupon and  Hunger Hike gets 10%. Support Hunger Hike while you enjoy your stir fry meal at HuHot. HuHot will donate 10%  of the proceeds to Hunger Hike. Show the coupon on your phone or present the coupon when you order. Please  SHARE  with your friends, family & co-workers to help make our fundraiser as successful as possible. For more information, click HERE.
Save the Dates - More "Dine Out for Hunger Hike" events

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chauncey Hill, 200 W State St, West Lafayette
  • Wednesday, October 4,
  • 4 - 8 p.m. 
  • Mention "Hunger Hike" or Present this coupon and Hunger Hike gets 50%
  • More

Panda Express, Ch auncey Hill, 138 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette
  • Saturday, October 21
  • 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 
  • Present coupon and Hunger Hike gets 20%
  • More