Each year, several non-profit groups are invited to DelFest to educate people and gain support. While you’re strolling through the music meadow, don’t forget to pay a visit to these wonderful non-profits. Each of these organizations makes positive strides toward addressing compelling social, environmental, and community needs. Your grassroots support is integral to their success: Stop by and learn about the issues they focus on that make our world a nicer place in which to live.
Love Hope Strength – lovehopestrength.org
At Love Hope Strength we save lives, one concert at a time by registering people to the National Marrow Donor database at concerts and music festivals nationwide. All it takes is a simple cheek swab and consent form to be added to the national registry. The most incredible aspect is that every time a match is found, we can pinpoint it back to the very concert it came from, thus knowing if your concert saved a life. Through support at shows, we have registered more than 100,000 people to the national registry and helped locate more than 2500 potentially lifesaving matches for patients in need of a transplant. Truly an amazing accomplishment!
When you’re packing for DelFest don’t forget to grab some non-perishable food items for the Del’s Army Food Drive. Beginning in 2011, Del’s Army has collected more than two and half tons of food at DelFest from their table at the entrance to the Music Meadow. They’ll be open at 2pm Thursday and 10am Friday through Sunday to receive food donations or contributions for the Western Maryland Food Bank. Please join them in doing good works through music at DelFest.
DelFest Foundation Raffle
Don’t forget to purchase your DelFest Foundation raffle tickets, either at the Merchandise Tent or from one of the volunteers in the crowd. DelFest Foundation donates all proceeds to local charities that make a difference in Allegany County. The prizes are awesome, such as a 4-Day pass for two to DelFest 2017 and a Martin Guitar with a value of nearly $5,000, vendor gift certificates, and an Eastman mandolin gently played by Ronnie McCoury. Winners will be announced by Joe Craven from the main stage at approximately 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Camp Traction consists of music fans who choose to experience festivals and shows without the use of drugs or alcohol. Our primary purpose is to provide a safe environment for clean & sober music fans. We are not affiliated with AA, NA, DelFest or any other organized recovery group. We are simply a group of people who share the common bond of enjoying musical events in a clean & sober state. We take no position on drug and/or alcohol use and leave those decisions to the individual. We offer support, strength and hope to those who seek what we share. Our location at DelFest is noted on the festival map.