Port of Hope - TONIGHT - Tickets at Door
Support the Good Work of the Immigration Clinic
Join us this evening for an exciting social event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. Tickets are available online or at the door. Details are as follows:

  • 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Lafayette Brewing Co., Main Street, Lafayette
  • Tickets: $35 per person

There will be hors d’oeuvres & appetizers from local restaurants, international and American, as well as live entertainment from around the world and a silent auction featuring handmade, global items.

If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still wish to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online—click  HERE.
The LUM Immigration Clinic is located in the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). The LUM Immigration Clinic helps individuals from other countries, who are legally in the US, to navigate the often difficult and confusing Immigration and Naturalization Service bureaucracy. In 2016, 39 individuals received assistance navigating the Immigration & Naturalization Service process and five obtained citizenship; 40 participated in Citizenship Classes; & 10 participated in Spanish Conversation Tables. So far this year, the Immigration Clinic has assisted 33 families.
Meet David - New LUM Shelter Director
David Heckert - Director - Homeless Services
David P. Heckert is the new program director for LUM Homeless Services. He is responsible for the LUM Emergency Shelter and the Winter Warming Station.

David grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and now lives in West Lafayette with his wife, Jeanne, and their four children (two girls and two boys). They are members of Connection Point Church, West Lafayette. A graduate of Jefferson High School (Lafayette), David earned an associate's degree from Ivy Tech in Human Services and a Bachelor of Social Work from the Indiana University School of Social Work in Indianapolis. He has been active with various organizations including the Children's Policy & Law Initiative of Indiana, National Association of Social Workers, Boy Scouts of America, International Association of Fire Fighters and Home with Hope.

David finds inspiration in "the power of compassion, empathy, faith and respect for life — ALL life." He is excited to be a part of the team at LUM because of the "professionalism and dedication of the current staff members." David strives to have a "positive impact on Tippecanoe County by advocating for the needy and by decreasing homelessness in our community" through his work with LUM. For fun, David enjoys kayaking, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and playing his guitar.

LUM is fortunate to have David Heckert join the LUM staff.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration NEEDS
The 31 st annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a holiday meal for approximately 800 guests with live entertainment.

Event details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church
  • FREE

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies & desserts.
DONATIONS are needed. Cash donations  are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed.  Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration , here is our list of "needed items."

  • Green bean casseroles
  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Pies—peach, cherry, pecan, pumpkin
  • Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Green Beans, Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Butter
  • Coffee
  • Iced Tea mix
  • Bags of Ice
  • Disposable Dessert plates
  • Disposable Dinner plates
  • Hot & cold cups
  • Paper napkins
  • Disposable roaster pans
  • Sterno burners & matches
  • Take-Out containers
  • Dish clothes
  • Trash Bags
"Hire a Sig" & Benefit LUM Jubilee Christmas
Sigma Chi Members Available for Hire
Hire a “Sig” to do your fall cleaning projects — and support the LUM Jubilee Christmas program.

  • Wednesday, November 15
  • Saturday, November 18
  • Wednesday, November 29

The Sigma Chi chapter at Purdue is hosting a LUM Jubilee Christmas site for local families. You can help Sigma Chi bring Christmas joy to local low income families by hiring a “Sig” for your home projects. Sigma Chi members will do any kind of yard or housework you need—rake leaves, clean gutters, mulch, mow, trim, etc.—for a contribution of any amount to the Sigma Chi Jubilee Christmas fund.

  1. Find a Project
  2. Pick a date and time
  3. Call/email Sigma Chi -- Schedule your date
  4. Welcome the workers - and watch them work
  5. Make a Donation

To schedule a work group during the Sig Days of Service, please call or email Austin Foote at Sigma Chi (314-616-6113 | austinfoote421@gmail.com). Thanks in advance for your support!
The LUM  Turkey Trot 5K Run open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more. Details are as follows:
  • Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23
  • 8 a.m.
  • McAllister Park, Lafayette
  • Registration: $35 Adult; $10 Youth

Donations, Event Sponsors & Volunteers are also needed and welcome. All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry.
On December 9, the LUM Jubilee Christmas will host over 680 local families impacting over 1,800 children on at 30 different sites.

Cash donations  are preferred but donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. To view our JC Wish List, click HERE.

Volunteers are needed for the Donation Center and Jubilee Christmas, part 2 on December 9 and a few more. To sign up, click HERE.
Purdue Students Plan LUM Halloween Party
Thanks to Timmy Global Health & Pre-Pharmacy
Last week, the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program were treated to a special Halloween celebration. The members of Timmy Global Health and the Pre-Pharmacy Club at Purdue University sponsored a Halloween party for the LUM students.

The students dressed up in their costumes, took pictures in a Halloween photo booth, watched Halloween movies, read Halloween stories and were given a treat bag to take home with them. The LUM students are now full of the spirit of the Autumn season — thanks to Timmy Global Health and the Pre-Pharmacy Club!

To see more photos of the LUM After School Program students at their Halloween party, click HERE. If you wish to invest in the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program, click HERE.
LUM Shelter Needs Cleaning Supplies
Consider Donating Needed Items to LUM
The LUM  Emergency Shelter and  Youth Programs rely on gifts from the community and our LUM friends. Currently there is an urgent need for Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Window Cleaner & General Purpose Cleaner.

Please help by making a monetary donation to LUM or purchasing  "needed items" for LUM. You may ship or drop them off to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901), Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also appreciated. This holiday season please consider asking your party guests to bring items for LUM instead of doing a gift exchange — and make a donation as a group.

Check out our wishlist online. Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Emergency Shelter, After School Program, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jubilee Christmas, Food Pantry, etc.). Thank you.