Welcome to the Lafayette Urban Ministry
The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of 42 Christian churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette's needy children and families.
For over 40 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and the self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. We take an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.
We invite you to learn about LUM and keep up to date with the latest LUM news and developments.
Update: Jubilee Christmas
Jubilee Christmas Donations Needed
Jubilee Christmas is Saturday, December 14th and donations are needed before Wednesday, December 11th. There’s only about one more week to get ready for all of our Jubilee families and there are a number of ways you may become a part of this special event. The Jubilee Christmas wish-list is as follows:
· New, unwrapped Toys including bicycles and sports equipment
· New Clothing, suitable for ages: new born-12 years old -- including winter coats
· Gift wrapping materials: paper, ribbon, bows, and tape
· Batteries · Cash contributions are needed for general expenses;
Give online by clicking HERE
Donations are being received at the following locations:
LUM Ray Ewry Youth Program Center
525 N 4th Street, Lafayette (rear entrance); Weekdays, 1-5, through December 11.
Did you know? This year’s LUM Jubilee Christmas program will…
· Serve close to 600 families
· Provide toys, clothing & food to 1600 needy children
· Provide more than $200,000 worth of gifts and food
· Include 23 Hosting Churches
· Include 32 additional Church & Community Partners
LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration
The Lafayette Urban Ministry Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration was a spectacular event. More than 800 meals were served (ten more turkeys than last year) and over 160 volunteers made it happen. The meal was a delicious Thanksgiving feast which included turkey, sides, and pie. The event was made even more special because of our entertainment — Frank Rosenthal on piano as well as the West Lafayette High School String Orchestra. A special thanks to all who donated food and gave financial support. It was a magical community event and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday for all.
If you still wish to make a donation, please click HERE.
To view photos from the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, click HERE.
2nd Annual Tri-N-Run GIVE THANKS 5K Run
A frigid Thanksgiving morning was the setting for the 2nd Annual Tri-N-Run GIVE THANKS 5K Run/Walk at Munger Park. Sponsored by Midwest Rental all proceeds from the 5K go to LUM. Hundreds of dedicated runners participated to support LUM. City of Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski kicked off the race at 8 a.m. with a record crowd participating. The winner -- second year in a row -- with a time of 17:23:89 was Matthew Hoelle. Thank you to Tri-N-Run, Midwest Rentals, all of the runners and all of the sponsors for making this possible.
To view PHOTOS from the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, click HERE.To see the 5K RESULTS — Overall results, click HERE; By age categories, click HERE.
Give to LUM Through IRA Charitable RolloverThe American Tax Relief Act of 2012 extends tax-wise giving from your IRA
From now through January 31, 2013, individuals who are 70 1/2; and older may give up to $100,000 directly from an Individual Retirement Account to charity. This opportunity comes as part of The American Tax Relief Act of 2012, which provides a reinstatement of the IRA Charitable Rollover. Traditionally, all transfers from an IRA, even to charity, are subject to income tax. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows you to make a gift directly from your IRA to charity without paying any federal income tax or withdrawal penalties. (The IRA Charitable Rollover provision was originally part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, but expired at the end of 2007, was reinstated and expired several times and has now been reinstated through December 31, 2013.) Gifts made directly to charity from your IRA can satisfy some or all of your required minimum distribution, allowing you to reduce your taxable income. For some, these advantages may make 2013 an excellent time to make gifts from an IRA to favorite non-profit institutions, including Simmons College. Important limitations remain in place under the Act: an IRA Charitable Rollover is a gift made directly from your IRA account to the charity of your choice; other withdrawals are still subject to income tax and other penalties. Gifts from an IRA are not tax-deductible, and cannot be used to create income-producing gifts. To learn more about making a gift from your IRA while the IRA Charitable Rollover provision is in effect, please email or call Joe Micon (email@example.com | 765.423.2691).
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for 2012 and 2013
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) extended the qualified charitable distribution (QCD) provisions for 2012 and 2013. Several special transition rules were included in ATRA to enable taxpayers to have a donation made before February 1, 2013, treated as a 2012 QCD.
A QCD is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) owned by an individual who is age 70-1/2 or over that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. An IRA owner can exclude from gross income up to $100,000 of a QCD made for a year, and a QCD can be used to satisfy any IRA required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. Also, the amount of a QCD excluded from gross income is not taken into account in determining any deduction for charitable contributions. (See Notice 2007-7), Section IX, for additional information on QCDs.)