LUM Thanksgiving Day Events - 2019 Recap
Lafayette Urban Ministry Serves 900+ Meals
Yesterday, Lafayette Urban Ministry hosted the 33rd annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community THANKSGIVING Celebration . The event was free, open to the public and included a Thanksgiving feast served from noon to 2 p.m. Special guests included State Representative Sheila Klinker. There was also live entertainment from Frank Rosenthal, the West Lafayette High School Orchestra, Jason Dufair, and Second Presbyterian Church featuring Ebony Barrett. More than 900 meals were served, which included 75 turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and 112 pies. It was a festive event for the community. To view event PHOTOS , click button below.

Special thanks to Central Presbyterian Church for most of the turkeys (28) and for the beautiful facility. Thanks also to the m ajor donors, Lafayette Auto Supply, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Cathy Russell Team Real Estate, Denny's Body Shop, Purdue Aviation, and Phronesis, Inc. — as well as Lafayette Brewing Co., Jane's Gourmet Deli & Catering, and Popp-A-Top for food donations.

If you'd like to make a donation to offset the expenses of the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community THANKSGIVING Celebration , click the donate button below.
Turkey Trot 5K Run 2019 Raises Close to $21,000
The annual Turkey Trot 5K Run was festive as well as a big success. Turkey Trot attracted a fun bunch willing to arrive before sunrise and run or walk a 5K on a brisk Thanksgiving morning.

Many arrived in costume or wearing a turkey hat, and participated with their entire family including their dogs. Turkey Trot participants shared that they enjoy being able to add more meaning to their holiday by supporting local children & families through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Special thanks to our first annual Costume Contest celebrity judges, Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker and Joe Micon, LUM executive director. To view the TT5K Run results, click HERE. To view event PHOTOS , click button below.

The event was also a successful fundraiser for all of the LUM programs & services offered to local families and children. It is still early but Turkey Trot 2019 is on track to raise more than $21,000. Thanks to all of our participants and Event Sponsors. If you were not able to participate and would like to give, click the donate button below.
Jubilee Christmas Countdown = 15 Days
Jubilee Christmas Needs Volunteer "Elves" & Toys
VOLUNTEER elves are needed for Jubilee Christmas part 2 & part 3 on Saturday, December 14. If you would like to host a family and assist them in shopping for their children, please sign up. Please also SHARE this with others.

To be successful, Jubilee Christmas also relies on DONATIONS from churches, organizations and individuals. You can help by donating a cash gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more to Jubilee Christmas. Your cash gift to Jubilee Christmas may be given 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.

Jubilee Christmas donations of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (newborn to 12-year-old), books, games, sports equipment, quilts/family blankets are welcome. Donations may be dropped off at the LUM Office, Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. & Brokerage Brewing Company. Click the " Donate" button make a monetary donation as well as a wishlist of our needs and JC donation center locations and times.
Neil Klemme Insurance $3,000 Match Program
ONLY 2 Days Left - DOUBLE Your Donation
There are only 2 more days to take advantage of the Klemme Insurance $3,000 Match Program and DOUBLE your DONATION to LUM!

It's simple  — click the " Make A Donation" button below, make a donation by November 30, and Neil Klemme Insurance Agency will match all donations, up to $3,000.

PLUS  —  $10 Donation to LUM  — for every insurance quote requested. You must be a new customer. Please email michael@neilklemme.com for an insurance quote, mention Lafayette Urban Ministry and $10 will be donated to LUM!

All money will benefit local children & families through the LUM Jubilee Christmas program. This year,  648 local families are registered for Jubilee Christmas, impacting close to  1,800 children. LUM is very fortunate and sincerely grateful to have this support from  Neil Klemme State Farm Insurance Agency.