Justin Bieber up to old tricks: helping others, doing good
He’s done it before and he’ll do it again and on Jan. 17 we learn that he’s doing it now. Justin Bieber, the Canadian teenage superstar, has again done something to help others.
This time Bieber has donated not much more than his time and autograph. While back home over Christmas he was asked by a car dealership to autograph a car, a fire engine red 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 Turbo. He was asked to do so by Frank Sandola, the owner of Stratford Hyundai.
Justin Bieber: Signs car for good cause
The Toronto Star reported that Sandola said he’d sold a car to Bieber’s grandmother a few months before and got the idea to get Bieber to sign a car to be auctioned off for a local good cause.
Bieber got to pick where the money would go and he decided he wanted it to go to refurbishing a local popular skate park that needs upgrading badly. The car, retailing at about $35,000, was donated to the cause by Sandola and will go on eBay for auction on Jan. 20, 2012.
He has auctioned off other items for good causes, including a pair of his old running shoes, a lock of hair and last November he auctioned off his pet boa constrictor named Johnson. The money went to ‘Pencils for Promise’, a charity which builds school and provides school supplies for countries in need.
Justin Bieber: thumbs up from car dealer
Sandola was secretive about Bieber coming to sign the car, fearing reporters and photographers, and fans, would swarm the place. “There were only seven people here. I had to keep it quiet. This was very secretive. I had to paper the windows, because of the paparazzi. If they would have caught wind of what he was doing, this would have hit the media even before we went live. He spent about a half-hour in here, took his pictures and signed the car.
“I have to say, he was a very nice kid.”