We first met Justin Hines, a popular singer-songwriter, dedicated humanitarian, and a wheelchair user, when he performed for a Braun function in Las Vegas in 2010. Justin is from Canada but has found an audience all over the world.
Justin is embarking on a North American tour this summer. It’s a unique tour — he is not accepting any money for his performances. Instead he’ll be donating proceeds from each show to a charity at each of the nearly 90 stops along the way.
He’s calling this his “Vehicle of Change” tour, and the concept fits Justin’s reputation as not only a musician, but a humanitarian as well. He wants to be a force of positive change in the world, and paying forward the proceeds from the tour is his way of sharing his love for those who inspire and encourage him to play music. As an aside, his song “Say What You Will” was actually #1 in South Africa’s billboard charts and became an anthem of sorts at Oprah Winfrey’s schools for girls in that country (see a clip from the South African influenced version here: http://www.justinhines.com/press/4-hello-world-2/)
Justin hoped the mission of the tour would inspire more charitable acts, and it did, starting with a couple in Canada who heard about the Vehicle of Change tour and told Justin they’d like to donate their RV to him. Justin was surprised with the donation and it was all captured on video: Vehicle of change
The tour will be coming through Winamac, Indiana, the home of The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility and BraunAbility on July 10, 2013 with a free concert in the Town Park from 7-9pm. A free will offering at the concert will benefit The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility. To check the Vehicle of Change Tour to see when it might be near you click here. Each tour stop along the way will benefit a different non profit.