Singer-Songwriter, Speaker and Philanthropist Justin Hines posted via social media yesterday that he is looking to give away the accessible RV used for his Vehicle of Change Tour to someone or an organization in need. He also posted a note on his website about the giveaway under the headline, “It’s Time To Pay It Forward”.
In 2013, Hines traveled over 20,000kms across North America alongside duo Ash & Bloom on the Vehicle of Change Tour, where he partnered with charities in each city he visited and donated 100% of ticket proceeds back to them. Without taking a performance fee or covering travel, Hines helped raise thousands of dollars for non-profits through this tour. The RV was graciously donated to the tour by a couple in eastern Ontario, who encouraged the pay it forward movement upon their donation.
Hines is a supporter of charities worldwide and in 2014, received the prestigious Order of Ontario honour, in recognition of Hines’ achievement in music as well as his philanthropic work throughout his career. In support of charities through the years, he has stopped at nothing to help garner attention and show his support, even rappelling down the side of a 33-story building in his wheelchair in support of children with disabilities in San Diego. Hines is the founding artist of The Agency for Extraordinary People, based in Toronto, an organization which focuses on artists with exceptional talents and extraordinary stories.
He has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and his PBS Special aired over 400 times across North America. Despite being born with Larsen’s syndrome, a congenital joint condition which has had him permanently using a wheelchair, Hines’ unwavering optimism is contagious and his accomplishments are inspiring.