Giving Back

Lamon Records has always been committed to giving back to our community, nation and the world in which we live.  Some of the organizations and initiatives we support with special recording projects, benefit concert sponsorships, royalty gifts, and more include: Take Pride In America, Rotary International, Armed Forces Archives and Museum of the Carolinas, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Korean War Memorial of NC, Hank Williams Museum, MusiCares, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Alzheimer’s Association, Autism Speaks, and others.

Moody Family Charitable Fund

Established by Dave and Susan Moody, this Donor-Advised Fund concentrates on these primary areas of giving:
1) education, 2) medical research, and 3) poverty relief.

As part of these efforts, and in memory of Lamon Records’ founders Dwight L. and Katherine Lucille Moody, the Moody Family Charitable Fund provides for these special ongoing gifts:

• Dwight L Moody Jr Music Education Gifts ~ We believe in the power of music and want to keep music education alive in our schools and communities. In the 60s, Dwight Moody started a music school (Lamon Studio of Music) in Locust, NC where he taught young people and often times their parents too how to play musical instruments.  Among his students were his own three sons who before they toured the world as Grammy nominated instrumentalists (The Moody Brothers), they all grew up teaching at the family music store. Literally thousands of people learned to play the “Dwight Moody way” – some for their own enjoyment, but many made music a part of their life-long careers.  Through contributions to the Fender Music Foundation, GRAMMY® In The Schools, and others, we honor the teaching legacy of Dwight Moody by bringing awareness to the importance and need for music, as part of a well-rounded education, and what often moves and touches the very fabric of our soul.

• Kathryn Lucille Moody Caring Gifts ~ In honoring the memory of Kathryn Lucille Moody, we have focused some of our attention to the continued need for the advancement of medical care and research, especially among children and patients with cancer.  Like so many families in America and around the world, our lives have been forever changed by this awful disease.  We honor the memory of our mom “Cathy” by supporting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the T.J. Martell Foundation (Southern Region), and others.

Poverty Relief Gifts ~ “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me,” Jesus said in Matthew 25:40.  Our daughter who was 15 at the time, came to us one day moved to tears wanting to support a child she had seen on TV.  We will never forget the anguish she felt as she struggled to select that “one” among the thousands of children in need around the world.  It was a reminder of how truly blessed we are, and how there’s so much need and work to do in our own back yard and around the world.  We are committed to supporting a number of poverty relief efforts by organizations including Compassion International, the Nashville Rescue Mission, and the Grameen Foundation‘s micro-finance initiative.

Other Gifts

Lamon Records sponsored the 2012 and 2013 Holiday Celebration for students, ambassadors, parents, faculty, staff and business internship partners of Next Steps at Vanderbilt. What is Next Steps at Vanderbilt?  It’s a 2-year nonresidential certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities, providing individualized Programs of Study in the areas of education, social skills, and vocational training. The goal of the program is to broaden the career options and opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in inclusive, age-appropriate settings. To learn more about this amazing program, visit Next Steps at Vanderbilt.

Word On The Street Ministries

In 2001, Dave Moody along with Pastor Dana Bryan started Word On The Street Ministries as a way to use music and the arts as a tool for Christian outreach around the world. Supporting missionaries in Spain, the Canary Islands, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, and Canada, as well as the US, we partner with others to create outreach events in their communities, as well as supporting missionaries and their churches with encouragement, home and facility repairs, and other real and practical ways to further their work. We are also committed to supporting like-minded Christian artists who are using music, film and other media to impact the world for Christ.

For more information, visit the websites at Word On The Street Ministries and Christian Artists Ministries.  Word On The Street Ministries is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Charitable Organization totally supported by contributions from individuals, churches and others.