The East River Folk Society is also an active member in the local community, helping to support various charities across the Downriver Detroit area, by appearing at or staging special events and donating proceeds to those causes:
Various visits to local nursing homes and hospitals.
A benefit show helped raise money for a shelter for battered women.

ERFS members performed for visitors to the Monroe Animal Shelter during the "Adopt-A-Pet" weekend (May 1996).
A benefit for the Trenton Theater resulted in a donation of over $2,200 from the Society to the theater operating fund, (March 1997).
ERFS members performed at the Fairview Open House in Monroe for the elderly, disabled and homeless.
A benefit at the Copeland Recreation Center in Wyandotte raised $250 for the Wyandotte Animal Group (November 1997).
ERFS members performed at Flat Rock Riverfest (September 1998-1999).
A benefit at the St. James Episcopal Church on Grosse Ile for the Taylor Animal Group (November 1998).
A benefit held at the St. Mary's Center in Monroe for the Ron Kern family (January 1999).
A benefit held at the Trenton Theatre for the Trenton Food Pantry (March 1999).
ERFS members performed at Munson Park in Monroe for the March of Dimes' "Relay For Life" event (May 1999).
A dinner show at Flat Rock's Community Lutheran Church benefits the Helping Hands Food Bank (December 1999).
ERFS Christmas concert at the Trenton Theatre collected toys for children at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital (December 1999).
ERFS members performed at a benefit fundraiser held at the Woodhaven Moose, which raised over $7,500 for a youth heart transplant patient (January 2002).
ERFS members performed at the Monroe Center in Monroe as part of a benefit for a local senior citizens program (April 2002).
Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Music Scholarship Fund benefits (March 2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006).

Wyandotte Goodfellows "No Child Without A Christmas" fund benefits (November 2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008).
A benefit for Saline High School's "Fiddlers ReStrung"program (March 2008-April 2009).