We all have these pocket-sized time capsules lying around that contain our favourite music from the past decade. Shoved into drawers, sitting on shelves, on it a big box marked “recycle” that’s been sitting around collecting dust. What can you do with your old iPod or mp3 player? You can donate it to the iPod Pharmacy and support Music Heals.
Music Heals is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities across Canada by providing ongoing funding for those agencies that develop and use music therapy.
The iPod Pharmacy is an initiative started by Peak Performance Project Top 20 artist Dominique Fricot. He will be teaming up with businesses and schools during the week of October 15th and 19th and is also giving away a free house concert by drawing a name from all those who donate their devices this month.
So, gather up your old iPods and mp3 players (that are still in working order) and donate them so that someone can have the simple gift of music. Send them to:
Attn: iPod Pharmacy
Suite 400 – 1788 W. 5th Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1P2
Follow Music Heals on Twitter and Facebook for more information, and follow Dominique Fricot on Twitter to find out where he’ll be and where you can donate in person.
UPDATE iPod Pharmacy Week drop-off locations have been confirmed for October 15th to 19th, 2012:
Tom Lee (All 7 Locations in Greater Vancouver)
929 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3
Marquis Wine Cellars – 10% discount with donation
1034 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1M3
The Five Point – 25% discount with donation
3124 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7
The Cannibal Café – 25% discount with donation
1818 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, BC V5N 4A5