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Spare change? Giving Tuesday is your chance to give back

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Tuesday's your chance to do some good with money you haven't already spent on Black Friday sales

The Giving Tuesday campaign is now in its seventh year

The Music Heals Charitable Foundation is a participating organization based in Vancouver with a music therapy focus

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you haven’t blown all your money on Black Friday sales, Tuesday’s your chance to do some good with your money.

The Giving Tuesday campaign is now in its seventh year and is a day for you to support non-profit groups like the Vancouver-based Music Heals Charitable Foundation.

“After two days of doing good for the economy, Giving Tuesday allows people to do good for their community as well,” the foundation writes in a news release.

A $75 donation covers the cost of one session for a child with autism, a senior with dementia or a fire victim needing rehab.

“Consider your love of music and support those who need it most,” the foundation writes. “By donating to Music Heals, you will give us the opportunity to continue helping babies grow, improve the confidence of people on the autism spectrum, give memories back to those living with dementia and provide comfort to those who need it most with the healing power of music.”

This year the demand for programs by the music foundation has has been too high for the organization to meet. They’ve received an estimate of $700,000 in funding requests, but some programs may go without funding.

According to the organization music therapy is used to help those in children’s hospitals, palliative care, seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s and individuals on the autism spectrum.

To donate visit musicheals.ca to make a contribution.