2018 Recap - LUM Thanksgiving Events
Lafayette Urban Ministry Serves 800+ Meals
Yesterday, Lafayette Urban Ministry hosted the 32nd annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community THANKSGIVING Celebration . The event was free, open to the public and included a Thanksgiving feast from noon to 2 p.m. Special guests included State Representative Sheila Klinker. There also was live entertainment from Frank Rosenthal, West Lafayette High School Orchestra, Blue Moon Rising and Marty & Caity Quinn. More than 800 meals were served, which included 75 turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and 112 pies. It was a grand celebration for the community. To view event photos , click button below.

Special thanks to First Christian Church for most of the turkeys, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for most of the pies, Central Presbyterian for the beautiful facility. Other m ajor donors were Denny’s Body Shop, Lafayette Auto Supply, Lafayette Retina Clinic, Wabash National, Phronesis, and Soller-Baker Funeral Homes — as well as Great Harvest Bread Company, Jane's Gourmet Deli & Catering, Kentucky Fried Chicken, MCL Cafeteria & Bakery, McAlister's Deli, Oliverio’s Southland Restaurant, and Olive Garden for the donations of food & supplies. Additional thanks to the students enrolled at the LUM After School Program, Cumberland Elementary School, St. Boniface School, St. Mary Cathedral School and St. Thomas Aquinas religious education classes for creating all of the table decorations and placemats.

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 2018 Raises Close to $22,000
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 turn a day of eating into a day of fitness for a great cause. To view the race results, click HERE.

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 2018 is on track to raise over $22,000. 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.
Winter Warming Station - Open to All
Life Saving Service for the Homeless
No one in our community should have to spend the night outdoors in the harsh weather — and the LUM  Winter Warming Station  allows individuals, including those who are not eligible to stay at the LUM  Emergency Shelter , to be in our safe, secure indoor warm space. The LUM Winter Warming Station is located in the LUM Office building (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) and is open from midnight to 7 a.m. from November 15 through April 15. So far, it has been utilized by 17 individuals needing a place to “warm up.”

If you wish to make a donation to homeless services at LUM, please click 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 8. 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. Click the "Donate" button for a list of our needs and JC donation centers.
Double Your Donation Until November 30
Holder Bedding $2,500 Match Program
It's Thanksgiving weekend and Holder Bedding Inc. of Lafayette is giving thanks in support of LUM by graciously offering the “$2,500 Match Program.” Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to not only donate but also double your donation increasing our impact on strengthening local families.

It’s simple click on the “Match My Donation” button below, make a donation by November 30, and Holder Bedding with match all donations up to $2,500.

INCENTIVE - Not only is Holder Bedding offering the “Match Program” for donations they are also offering $200 towards your next purchase of their Select Mattress Sets. Please stop by Holder Bedding on 230 Farabee Dr. N, Lafayette and take a look at their products. Don’t forget to mention Lafayette Urban Ministry and get $200 off your purchase.