Seasonal Flavors - November & December Events
Port of Hope - Immigration Clinic Fundraiser
Port of Hope  is an exciting fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic . The program includes h ors d'oeuvres from local restaurants, live music, a Market Place with unique experiences, and a cash bar.

Port of Hope details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 7
  • Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person - to purchase tickets, click HERE
  • Volunteer - to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/port-of-hope

If you are not able to attend you may make a donation directly to the LUM Immigration Clinic. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org).
Community Thanksgiving Dinner - All Are Welcome
The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a true community event, where everyone is welcome but LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community as well. More than 800 people will be served. You may attend, donate money, volunteer and donate food and other needed items.

Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE - All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).
Turkey Trot 5K Run - Fundraiser for LUM Programs
The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run  is a great way s tart off your Thanksgiving day. Runners, walkers, families, dogs, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome.

Turkey Trot 5K Run  details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org.

The Turkey Trot 5K Run is a "chip-timed" run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).
Jubilee Christmas - Making Parents the Heroes
LUM Jubilee Christmas is a special program for families with children ages 12 and under, serving more than 600 families & 1,800 children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.

Jubilee Christmas details are as follows:
  • Dates: Jubilee Christmas Day - Saturday, December 14
  • Times: Noon - 2 p.m.; Part 2 - 2:30 p.m.; Part 3 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Other Dates/Times: Open Registration - Monday, October 21, 4:30 p.m.; Donation Center Open - December 2-10, 1-5 p.m. (volunteers need)
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate toys & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • Host Sites: if your church or group would like to become a "host site," click HERE for more information
  • Family Registration information: if you wish to refer a family to participate, click HERE
  • For More information: go to lumserve.org/jubilee-christmas

VOLUNTEERS are need on Monday, October 21 to assist with Open Registration of local families, from December 2-10 to staff the Donation Center, and from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Jubilee Christmas Day. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | jubilee@lumserve.org).
Hunger Hike - $100,000 Goal - Well Within Reach
The Need is Great - So, Fundraising Continues
So far, more than 90% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. Won't you please make a donation allowing LUM, Food Finders & St. Thomas Aquinas to continue to offer important food & nutrition programs?

Here are 4 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach the goal:

  1. Make a Donation NOW, click HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or Team, click HERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. If you are fundraising and have a First Giving page or team — send out another appeal to your friends, click HERE
  4. Purchase Hunger Hike T-shirts - (1 for $10 2/$15 | 6/$30) - To get yours, email hungerhike@lumserve.org. While supplies last.

Special THANKS to every donor, fundraiser, church, team, and event sponsor for your support. Let's work together to reach $100,000 this year. And thanks.
LUM Executive Director Spoke to Optimist Club
Joe Micon, LUM executive director, spoke yesterday at the weekly meeting of the local Lafayette Noon Optimist Club of Optimist International service organization.

The Lafayette Noon Optimists have supported LUM Camp by sponsoring campers each year for several consecutive years. LUM Camp matches the Optimists International's goals of sponsoring programs that "educate youth, develop character through projects and encourage good sportsmanship and citizenship."

Joe had a great visit with the members and was given an opportunity to share the good work of Lafayette Urban Ministry. LUM is grateful to the members of the local club for their continued support of LUM and LUM Camp . { Pictured with Joe Micon is Tom Ganz , past president of the Lafayette Noon Optimist Club.}
LUM Solar Energy Project Update
Energy Savings So Far - Eight Month Report
Autumn is approaching and the days are getting shorter, but there is still hope that solar energy will be good. The LUM Solar Energy Initiative launched about eight months ago, and to date, the LUM Office building has generated over $3,902 worth of electricity, the equivalent of 26.32 megawatts of solar energy. Thanks to LUM, 40,757 pounds of carbon dioxide were NOT emitted, the equivalent of 1,027 trees being planted.

In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM could be $5,000 per year. The LUM September 2019 energy bill was $303.07 less than last year’s. This savings include a reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re -invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families. Hopefully there will be several days this fall with bright sun and clear skies, and the amount of energy generated daily will be substantial. Stay tuned for more updates in the future.