LUM Board Visits Summer Programs in Action
LUM Board Tours Food Pantry & 5th Quarter
This week, members of the LUM Board of Directors made two site visits. They visited the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program at First Christian Church and the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry at St. John's Episcopal Church (both on N 6th Street, Lafayette).

Joe Micon, LUM executive director, led the tour and shared, "It is important for the LUM Board members to get out and see first hand who we serve, how we serve, and where we serve. Monthly reports are helpful, but visiting a site is more powerful." Mark Thomas, president of the LUM Board, who attended the tours stated that "It was a wonderful day  and an affirmation that the LUM staff are doing great work and as a whole LUM is continuing to have a tremendous impact on the families in our community."

{Pictured L to R: Back Row  Cindy Nycz, LUM board member; Mark Thomas; food pantry volunteers: Jack Kauffman, Kathie Basden, & Noah Kauffman; Front Row  Susie Riley, LUM board treasurer and Molly Kauffman, food pantry volunteer.}

LUM Camp 2017 - NEXT WEEK

LUM Camp 2017 is almost here, and this year’s theme is When I Grow Up! LUM Camp is an overnight camp from August 1 - 4 for boys and girls 8, 9 and 10 years old. This year, as the theme When I Grow Up! indicates, the LUM Camp staff will urge our LUM Campers to think, ponder and dream about their futures by exploring careers that match their interests. There will also be all the great things about camp - campfire, ice cream social, swimming, reading, camp songs & more.

Please, won’t you help build their futures by offering to them the gift of LUM Camp?

Get Involved at Lafayette Urban Ministry
Volunteer with LUM - Immediate Openings


The LUM After School Program starts on August 8 — and volunteers are needed for this important ministry from 2 to 6 p.m. every day. Needed are tutors, story readers, spelling test givers, and any other adult who is willing to help these children. For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, click HERE.

The LUM After School Program also needs Bus Drivers to pick up the children from school throughout the school year in a LUM Bus.

For more information on volunteering, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 |  

LUM has a few daytime volunteer opportunities during the work week in the LUM Office. They are as follows:


Volunteer LUM Receptionist is needed each weekday from Noon to 4:30 p.m. — and some weekday mornings. Volunteer Receptionists greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). Bi-weekly commitment is desired. If you are interested or need more information, click HERE.


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Guest Intake Volunteers weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m. for two to ten hours per week. Guest Intake Volunteers meet one-on-one with potential shelter guests to do brief intake interviews, provide passes to the LUM Emergency Shelter, help our guests to reconnect with family, and make referrals to addiction, mental health, employment and housing services. Basic computer, data entry and phone skills are required. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE.


Hunger Hike relies on dozens of volunteers for the Hunger Hike and the HH5K Run. Needs are as follows:

For more information or to sign up, go to


The LUM Immigration Clinic with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy offers free Citizenship Classes - NOW through August 10, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 

Volunteers are needed to teach, bring refreshments and provide child care. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. 

To sign up to volunteer, click HERE

For more information about LUM Citizenship Classes, click HERE.


LUM now has four properties that need regular lawn maintenance. It's a perfect opportunity for individuals who love the outdoors and want to serve. It's only one hour a week, so please consider volunteering. LUM has all of the equipment you need. You and your friends just need to show up and cut the lawn.

Please consider volunteering an hour of your time to mow the lawn at one or more of the LUM buildings. 

If you or your group are interested, please email


The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. - 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. - midnight. Duties include check-in, serve dinner, and distribute toiletries.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session. Training is offered every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Shelter, 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette.

For more information and the Shelter Training schedule, click HERE.

Rally - Healthcare for All - THIS Saturday
Our Lives are on the Line - Healthcare for All Rally

Organizers, Greater Lafayette Progressives, state -- "While the momentum is building for passing legislation such as HR 676, we must resist all attempts to deprive people of the health services they already have and to gut Medicaid & Medicare." Healthcare for All rally details are as follows:

  • Date: THIS Saturday, July 29
  • Time: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Place: Tippecanoe County Courthouse (south side) between 3rd & 4th Streets, Lafayette
  • Rain location: Hanna Community Center

For more information, click HERE or email

Hunger Hike - Join the Fight Against Hunger
Get Started TODAY - Hunger Hike Fundraising
Hunger Hike is a community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally, & globally. 

HH5K Run — Saturday, September 16
  • 9 a.m. – Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette 
  • (Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue)
Hunger Hike 3K Walk  — Sunday, September 17
  • 2 p.m. – Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette