Friday, April 24, 2015

#FBF to The Today Show!!!

Just a few weeks ago Paper Clouds Apparel was featured on The Today Show! Check it out if you haven't already!

A little love from KTAR 92.3

*Repost from KTAR*
PHOENIX -- A child's hand-drawn picture on a refrigerator sparked the little Phoenix nonprofit that could.
Robert Thornton's Paper Clouds Apparel makes and sells T-shirts and caps based on artwork drawn by or inspired by children with special needs.
Part of the money goes to a various causes, and he hires special-needs workers to pack them up for shipping.
Thornton was featured Friday on a segment of the "Today" show.
His company has managed to raise $87,000 for autism awareness, childhood cancer, genetic disorders and child advocacy, among others.
The sales are organized into campaigns that last two weeks.
"The first campaign I was like, holy smoke, people really like these designs and they like the cause and this could grow into something really, really big," Thornton told the morning show.
He got the idea while looking at a picture on his mother's refrigerator. A special-needs child on the school bus she drives made it for her.
Thornton said he admired the picture and thought it would look great on a T-shirt.
Lots of work later, he made that happen.

Thanks for the great pub KTAR! We will be listening for more great stories!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

All the Love from NOURISH AZ

Nourish is pleased to announce that we'll be fundraising on Paper Clouds Apparel from April 20th - May 3rd! Paper Clouds Apparel is a company that makes and distributes t-shirts designed by individuals with special needs. Half of the proceeds are donated to the organization that they are currently fundraising for. Paper Clouds Apparel has raised over $35,000 so far this year for causes from Artists and Autism, the Ronan Thompson Foundation, the Phoenix Children's Hospital, and many more.
Nourish is incredibly honored to be a part of this, and don't forget to buy your t-shirts while you still can!

Check out Justin's new art for PCA!

Justin is one talented young man. Having Down syndrome and autism does not keep him from living a very full life. He loves to exercise, draw pictures, listen to music, and anything fireman related.  Justin is close with his family (especially his uncles!) and enjoys spending time with them while rock climbing and canoeing.  Please help support this great individual ! Thank you so much

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Meet Rebekah & her butterflies!

Rebekah is a sweet, sensitive and loving 8-year-old girl. She is passionately driven to push through and try to do everything the other kids her age are doing – even if it takes her twice as long to figure it out. Being a twin born 7 ½ weeks early was just the start of the battle she faces daily. For being so young, Rebekah has a very long and complex medical history. Some of her diagnoses include CMT (a form of muscular dystrophy), cerebral palsy, dyslexia, sensory processing disorder, heart and gastrointestinal conditions, developmental delays, and multiple learning disabilities.Visit our website and learn all about Rebekah and design your shirt using her "Butterflies" !

Monday, April 20, 2015

Awesome New Photo Contest!

Hi everybody!

We have been a little lax on our blog as of late, but we are going to turn that around starting with this new photo contest. The best part about it is that YOU get to vote and determine who wins!

Start by uploading a photo of you in your PCA gear here then vote on it! Get your friends to vote on it too! You can only vote once every 24 hours, but the contest is going on for the next two weeks. Whoever has the most votes at the end gets a new shirt!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Special :)

We feel like spreading the cheer during the holidays and offering the PCA family a special on one of our favorite designs. When we first saw it, we were blown away and so excited to offer this amazing piece of art on our gear.

 Since it is winter, I printed up a small batch of sweatshirts and offering them for only $30, they sold for $40 when we featured them originally. We only have a limited amount and have actually sold out of some sizes before I even was able to post this !

This design just came out so well on our products and we are excited to be offering them on a very small return batch to those who wanted it and missed out, or those who are new to Paper Clouds Apparel.

The amazing artist behind this design is the beautiful and amazing Kelly Grimsley. Kelly is 28yrs old. Kelly was diagnosed in early childhood with a genetic disorder of energy metabolism and later with
an autism spectrum disorder. Kelly loves art and works mostly with linoleum block prints, but also
monoprints, charcoal, and sculpture. Get yourself a very limited edition sweatshirt with Kelly's incredible design. Just in time for Christmas :)