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.
Advance tickets are now available online.
The 3rd Annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies is a fun, lighthearted evening of fine dining and talented local performers - all for a great cause — the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. To learn more about the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, click HERE.
For any questions, please call (765) 423-2691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Per IRS regulations, only the portion of your contribution that exceeds the value of your $20 dinner is tax-deductible.
The Lafayette Urban Ministry has been a special
friend to Lisa Poore. After the accidental death of her husband...
During the difficult process of grief and recovery...
Through all the challenges of being a new single
parent and working mom… LUM has extended to Lisa the heartfelt friendship
and support she has needed to start over.
Each of her three children, Shane, Hayley and
Madison, have attended LUM’s Enhanced
Afterschool Program. While Lisa is finishing up
her workday as an aide at a local school learning
center, her children are here at LUM completing
their homework, participating in educational enrichment
activities and enjoying the company of caring adults.
During the summer months, Lisa’s children participate
in LUM’s 5th Quarter Learning Retention Program
where fun-learning in math, science, social studies,
and reading helps them to be better prepared to
return to school in August. Each of Lisa’s children have also attended LUM Camp. She remembers thinking there would be no place other
than LUM she would entrust to Shane’s, Hayley’s and
Madison’s first-ever trips away from home. The children
still sing all the LUM Camp songs! On LUM’s Jubilee Christmas day, Lisa “shopped”
for the toys that were on her children’s wish lists.
Christmas without their dad will always be difficult. But Lisa was grateful to watch her children’s spirits lift
as they opened their presents. Recently, Lisa came to LUM to have her income tax
return prepared free of charge. The state and federal
tax credits she earns are crucial to helping Lisa pay
her family’s basic costs of living. So do you see what I mean? LUM has indeed been a very important friend to Lisa
and her children.
And like any friend we want to be
here whenever we are needed. That’s why I hope you will consider making a generous
financial gift to support our work. The Lafayette Urban Ministry is both first recourse
and last resort for our neighbors in need. During 2013, the Lafayette Urban Ministry served 6,027 different families.
Our doors are always open and our staff and volunteers are
always here to serve - every day of the year, literally
around the clock. By making a generous contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500,
or $1,000 you can help brighten the future for the many
children and families LUM serves. Your gift will be used to support all of LUM’s important
* the Homeless Shelter and Case Management Program
* the Good Samaritan Emergency Assistance Program
* the Community Thanksgiving Meal, and St. John’s/LUM
* the Asset Building Classes and ID clinic
* the many Youth Service Programs and Free Income
Tax Return Service
Your past support has been critically important to those we serve
here at the Lafayette Urban Ministry. I hope you will continue -
and perhaps increase - your giving for 2014.
Through all of her challenges, Lisa Poore has always impressed
me as a devoted and hard working mom. Right now, she is taking
an online course in order to receive a higher job certification. In the future, she dreams of purchasing a new home.
Lisa gives thanks for the friendship and generosity shown her
by the Lafayette Urban Ministry. It has helped her and her
children to heal and start over again.
But in-so-far as LUM would not be here without your generous
support, Lisa is really giving thanks for you.
Please, won’t you make a generous gift to the Lafayette Urban
Ministry? Please give online at www.lumserve.org
PS Help us to build a community where hardworking moms
like Lisa Poore, and terrific children like Shane, Hayley and
Madison can live, learn and grow to their fullest potential. Please, can we hear from you today?
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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.)