Heading to Canadian Music Week? Got an old iPod that you don’t need? Donate it!

Got an old iPod that you don’t need? Heading to Canadian Music Week? Donate it!
Look for the big pink iPod at NWC booth (#311). Music has the power to transport us somewhere else. Canadian Music Week is underway at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, and there’s a spot where your magical, old music rectangles can really make a difference. Let’s be honest, you listen to music on your smartphone now. Your old iPod will be given to a music therapist, who in turn uses it to try and help their clients. Music therapy can be used for a wide range of ailments, but it’s purpose is to utilize music in a way to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical or emotional health. Music is meant to be shared. Check out the following links for more info on Music Heals and to see a great video of music therapy in action. It offers a window of escape for someone who may be suffering in a way that we can only imagine. So, it makes sense that music is used to take a patient’s mind off of their treatment, pain, or environment. That’s where you come in! From cavemen banging on rocks for their friends, to massive music festivals like Woodstock and Coachella. No one has ever grown ill from listening to music. You and your old iPods that is (I know you have at least one hidden away you don’t use).   It’s a drop box for old iPods so it’s kind of like Inception, but with Apple products. Music is a social art, and if we have the chance to share it we should. We’ve all experienced that feeling. It’s a good way to get rid of your old electronics and potentially make a positive difference in someone’s life. Best part is, there are no side effects. All the iPods that are dropped off will be collected by Music Heals, a not-for-profit organization made up of music enthusiasts who are set on raising awareness about the healing power of music. For millennia, humans have created instruments, developed sounds and shared those sounds with people around them.