Long and McQuade Support Music Therapy
Long and McQuade held another successful fundraising drive this year during the holiday season, raising $6975 for music therapy at Carizon. This was part of a cross-country Long & McQuade Music Therapy Fundraising initiative that raised over $150,000.
“Words are only one form of communication,” says Music Therapist and Child and Family Therapist Ainslie De Boer. “Some children find it challenging or even frightening to begin to describe their experiences in words. In music therapy, children use improvisation and song-writing as tools to connect with and communicate their feelings. Sharing musical experiences with another person builds a powerful therapeutic relationship that highlights the strengths of the child. These experiences alone build personal confidence and develop the child’s capacity to be in a supportive relationship. The child and music therapist can also bridge what is going on in the music to what is going on in the child’s life. Making these connections can be an important part of a child’s healing process!”
Carizon is so grateful to Long &MdQuade for leading this initiative and to their customers that have so generously supported the children in our programs that benefit from music therapy.