​Local

Supporting the communities we play in remains central to everything we do. We are committed to supporting local charities, and always taking a holistic approach to doing business.

Deering Banjos backstage photo

Deering Banjos x Delta Tour Mumford & Sons Goodtime Banjos

Mumford & Sons & the Deering® Banjo Company are continuing in their philanthropic partnership on the Delta Tour and are auctioning off one of a kind artisan Goodtime Banjos that have been crafted to represent each location the band will be playing in around the world. Each are personally signed by members of the band, and will benefit local charities handpicked by the band and tour crew. To learn more and bid in the auctions please visit deeringbanjos.com.

Total Raised 2018/19

$150,000

Enable Ireland

Ireland

Every year, they provide services to 7,500 children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities in 14 counties across Ireland. Covering childhood to adulthood, their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage.

Kindred

Scotland

Kindred provides practical information, advocacy, emotional support and guidance to parents whose children have serious, complex or terminal conditions. In the last year, they have done this for over 880 families across Scotland. Kindred do all this from a place of personal knowledge and experience, with 50% of their Board and over 80% of their staff team made up of parents of children with disabilities.

Sands

England

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity who operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Pennsylvania

Serves the homeless through two locations in Philadelphia: a meal service program serving three meals a day to anyone in need and men’s shelter in Center City and a transitional home for women in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The Center City shelter also houses a long-term recovery program for men. The Mission does not receive government funding and relies on the generous contributions of caring individuals, families, churches and businesses. Donations are supplemented with income from two thrift stores. Founded in 1878, they have reached out to the homeless in Philadelphia for more than 130 years.

Boston Cares

Massachusetts

Boston Cares was founded in 1991 by seven young adults who were determined to find a way to make community service a part of their busy lives. They worked to find non-profits that could utilise volunteers on a flexible basis, with the goal of creating a calendar of volunteer opportunities to send out to their friends. Starting with a calendar of three service projects, Boston Cares was launched.

Today, their year-round programs & seasonal service events engage 11,000 adults, children, teens & corporate partners who annually serve 70,000+ hours at almost 200schools and nonprofits primarily in Greater Boston and eastern MA communities. Their volunteer impact areas include hunger relief and basic needs; adult education and ESOL tutoring; and youth success. Boston Cares’ Bed Project volunteers have built 1,500+ beds for kids who don’t have one of their own.

Teaching Matters

New York

Teaching Matter’s mission is to develop and retain great teachers, and measurably increase their ability to give students in urban public schools an excellent education. Teaching Matters is dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Their services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. Over the course of two decades, they have partnered with more than half of New York City’s 1,750-plus public schools. In one year, they provide in-depth programming to approximately 1,300 teachers reaching 31,500 students in over 90 schools—the majority in underserved areas.

DC Central Kitchen

Washington DC

DC Central Kitchen is a nationally recognized “community kitchen” that recycles food from around Washington DC and uses it as a tool to train unemployed adults to develop work skills while providing thousands of meals for local service agencies in the process. DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.They they do this by training jobless adults for culinary careers and then hiring dozens of their own graduates to prepare the 3 million meals they provide for homeless shelters, schools, and nonprofits each year. Their work also prevents the waste of millions of pounds of nutritious food.

Covenant House Toronto

Ontario

As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day. They educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs. More than a place to stay, they provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.