Friday, January 31, 2014

William the Great :)

The first time I saw this painting I was simply mesmerized by it. Then when I learned it was created by a FOUR YEAR OLD, I was blown away even more. William created this amazing piece of art and the Center for Autism and Dyslexia in Findlay, Ohio will receive 50% of the proceeds when you purchase his amazing piece of art on our products.   

(Rainbow Sky by William)

William was 4 1/2 years old when he created "Rainbow Sky" with the help of his art therapists at Awakening Minds Art in Findlay, OH. William has been diagnosed with Autism and also has gross motor, fine motor, and speech delays.

(Two fans of William wearing sweatshirts with his art)

 William's current interests are painting, ice skating with Gliding Stars, swimming, Angry Birds, and playing with his Legos. It was extremely hard for me to believe that a kid who has had such trouble writing his own name could create something like this. We are so proud of him. We love showing the world his amazing art on our shirts and bags !

(William smiling as his amazing painting is behind him)

The Center for Autism and Dyslexia has helped so many young children just like William and hope you will help them continue their amazing work by purchasing one of William's designs. Have a great day and share this so as many people as possible can see the talent possessed by those like William. Thank you


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Zoey the amazing :)

We LOVE showing off our talented artists who create the incredible pieces of art we us on our products. Today we are going to introduce you to the supremely talented Zoey and let her blow your mind with the Owl she drew for a past campaign and we are bringing back for a second go round.

(The awesome Owl Zoey created)

Zoey is all about the arts, whether it is acting, singing, or drawing. She is also very active and always playing outside, dancing, riding bikes, and swimming. Zoey wants to be famous one day (we are trying to help with this) and go to Appalachian State University. Zoey would like to thank her art teachers Charlie Frye and Dabney Smith. It was Zoey's choice of where the money raised from her Owl designs went and she chose Ace & TJ's Grin Kids.Ace & TJ's Grin Kids is designed to enhance the lives of children in their listening areas who are terminally ill and chronically handicapped, ages five through twelve, by taking them to DisneyWorld with their entire family.
Each year, Ace & TJ's Grin Kids charters a 737 to take these children, with their sibling, parents, and health care workers to DisneyWorld in Florida. Because of their special needs and financial strain, this is an experience that many of these children and families would not be able to know without the help of Ace & TJ's Grin Kids.
Over the years, Ace & TJ's Grin Kids has taken over 241 Grin Kids and their families to DisneyWorld. And during the 5-day vacation, all expenses are paid, including air travel, ground transportation, Disney Park-Hopper passes, meals, hotel rooms at a Disney Resort, and Disney Dollars for souvenirs. Grin Kids is funded exclusively by listener donations. Some are large, some are small, but without the listeners, the "Radio Family" participating in various fundraising events, the Grin Kids trip would not be possible year to year.
(Zoey with her grandfather who is wearing her PCA shirt and hat)

Do something amazing today and pick up a shirt or bag with Zoey's Owl design on it and you can help some terminally ill and chronically handicapped children enjoy the trip of a lifetime. These amazing trips would not be possible without your contributions. So make your clothing matter and give some amazing children a smile that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much for reading and hope you will share the story of Zoey and Ace & TJ's Grin Kids with all your friends. Let's change some lives !!!!