Purdue Crew Team Donates $16,844 to LUM
Row-A-Thon Benefits LUM Good Samaritan Program
The Purdue Crew Team raised $16,843.92 for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund through the 10th annual Purdue Row-a-Thon event which took place on February 16 at Tippecanoe Mall. This is the single largest gift to the LUM Good Samaritan Program again this year. The “big” check was presented to Linda Hicks, the director of the LUM Good Samaritan Program, by the Purdue Crew president, Brendan Doherty, last Sunday at their end of the year banquet (pictured above). To view PHOTOS from Row-A-Thon 2019, click HERE.

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 2018, financial assistance was provided 1,780 times, and $109,784 was shared.
Thanks & Congrats to the LUM Spring Interns
LUM Staff Host Reception for LUM Spring Interns
Special THANK YOU to all of the LUM Interns for their valuable contributions this past Spring semester. Best wishes to all of our interns, especially Evie Griffin, Rob Krasa & Angela Weaver , who are graduating. Evie & Rob will receive their MSW from IU, and Angela, her BA from Purdue, at ceremonies this weekend. John Schumann will continue his studies toward his MSW.

Interns allow LUM to serve our youth, clients and guests with increased efficiency and innovation. Thanks also to Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and the IU School of Social Work for trusting LUM with the education and supervision of their talented intern students. { Pictured above L to R , are John Schumann, Evie Griffin, Rob Krasa, and Joe Micon, LUM executive director.}
Meijer Simply Give Supports LUM Food Programs
Meijer Donates $5,000 in Food Cards to LUM
Since November 2018, the Simply Give campaign at Meijer has supported local nonprofits like Lafayette Urban Ministry to help fight hunger locally. Meijer in Lafayette has chosen Lafayette Urban Ministry as the recipient of Simply Give. This season, Meijer gave $5,000 in food only gifts cards to LUM for use with the LUM food assistance programs including the LUM Protein Food Pantry. Please join us in thanking Meijer by visiting their Lafayette location soon.
East End Grill SPECIAL Event Benefits LUM
Unique Dining Experience - Thursday, June 13
East End Grill in downtown Lafayette is hosting a very special, unique Food & Wine Experience , and all of the proceeds go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund . The event details are as follows:

  • What: Four-course dinner experience with Wine pairings
  • Date & time: Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Location: East End Grill, 1016 Main Street, Lafayette, IN
  • Donation: $100 per person
  • Limited to the first 10 lucky individuals

Scott Trzaskus, owner , and Ambarish Lulay, chef , are hosting the event and will give details on each course and the wine pairings. They share that, “East End Grill would like the pleasure of hosting you for a four-course dinner experience with wine pairings. The dinner will feature local produce and meats from our purveyors to create an interactive dining experience whereby we introduce you to food and wine the way we enjoy sharing with our guests. The flavors will feature Spanish influences and include seafood and meat dishes that best convey our style of family dining and hospitality. We look forward to cooking for you.”

Make Your Reservation TODAY -- If you & your friends are interested, call, email or stop by the LUM Office (765-423-2691 | lum@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). First come, first served. Limited to ONLY 10 participants.
UU Church Clothes Drive Benefits LUM Clients
Saturday, May 25 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County (333 Meridian St., West Lafayette) will hold their annual Goodwill Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 25 , from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Clean out your closets
  2. Bring your clothes to the Unitarian Universalist Church
  3. Support Local Families through LUM

UU Church will receive a $5 voucher from Goodwill for each bag of clothing donated. These vouchers will be passed along to LUM to assist our neediest families. Let your spring cleaning be a  Win-Win  and help local children & families.
LUM is Hiring - Security Staff & Summer Teacher
Immediate Openings - $15 per hour
Shelter Security Staff - Part-time - Immediate Openings
The LUM  Emergency Shelter is seeking applications for the Security Staff. The positions are part-time, paid ($15 per hour). More details are as follows:
Hours : Daily – 8 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 7 a.m.
Duties :
  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises; a team environment modeling mutual respect; and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents
If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to David Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter Director ( dheckert@lumserve.org  | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).
Summer Childcare Teacher - Full-time - Starts May 28
The LUM  5th Quarter Summer Learning Program is seeking applications for a Teacher. The position is full-time, paid ($15 per hour). Teachers are needed from May 28 - August 2, Monday - Friday, daily 8-hour shifts (between 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.). Bachelor's degree in Education is required, and duties include supervising and teaching children, pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade (enrollment is 40-60). Qualified candidates should Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter including a teaching philosophy to the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | khogue@lumserve.org ).
Micon Speaks at Stockwell United Methodist
Joe Micon Participates in Service & Mission Event
This past Sunday, Joe Micon, LUM executive director, participated in Worship Service & Mission event at the Stockwell United Methodist Church . It was a wonderful opportunity to educate and update the members of Stockwell on the programs at LUM and their impact and needs. It also gave Joe Micon a chance to reconnect with several current and former LUM board members and volunteers. LUM is grateful for the support that it receives all year-long from the members and leadership of Stockwell United Methodist Church. { Pictured above L to R are Linda Morris,  Joe Micon , the Rev. Mark Berg & Alan Kemper.}

Outreach  is an important part of the mission of Lafayette Urban Ministry; and members of the LUM professional staff actively seek opportunities to engage with and educate people on a variety of issues. Directors of the various LUM programs are well-informed on social and economic issues and are passionate about helping raise awareness in the local community on critical issues affecting low-income families.
For more information on LUM outreach, click  HERE .