Start a New Family Tradition This Thanksgiving
Lafayette Urban Ministry offers two fun & meaningful community events on Thanksgiving Day (11/28) for you to start a new family tradition. This year, why not get your family engaged in the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration and the Turkey Trot 5K Run by cooking, shopping, running, and/or volunteering? Learn more about each event below.
LUM Thanksgiving Celebration - Bake & Volunteer
Pies and casseroles are need for the annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration. What a wonderful tradition to start with your family to bake and cook for this special Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Another way to get your family involved is to volunteer before or at the event on Thanksgiving Day. Dozens of volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, serve food and drinks, greet and assist our guests and, of course, set up, breakdown and clean up.
More than 800 people will be served, and we'd love to have you get involved in some way. You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies. For more information about volunteering and donating, go to

Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette, IN
  • FREE - All are welcome

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 |
Turkey Trot 5K Run - Bring the Entire Family
For many families in our community, participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run  is a fun tradition. Although it is a professionally timed 5K run, families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way s tart off your Thanksgiving day. So, if you're your family is here for Thanksgiving this year, sign them all up — and start a new family tradition and build a lifetime of memories — all while supporting local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry . For more information and to register for the Turkey Trot 5K Run , please click  HERE.
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

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 |
LUM Seasonal Events - Attend, Donate, Volunteer
fundraising event for the LUM  Immigration Clinic
$50 per person
Thursday, November 7
5:30-8 p.m.
Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St.

Saturday, December 14
25 Host Sites
Volunteers Needed starting THIS Monday , October 21.
Donation Center opens - Monday, December 2.
LUM Bus Drivers Needed - Paid - Part-time
This school year, the LUM After School Program expanded to serve 60 students from each school corporation in our area — SO — additional Bus Drivers are needed . Bus drivers transport children from their schools at dismissal time to the LUM After School Program .
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
  • Dates: Monday-Friday, NOW through May 19, 2019, when Lafayette School Corporation is in session
  • $20 per hour, 5 hours per week maximum
  • Route: From LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center to Schools to Youth Center
  • Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

If interested please call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | ).