My mother was a bus driver for children with special needs in Chico, CA. One of the little girls on my mother’s route would spend the duration of her ride drawing. When the bus arrived at school, the little girl often gave my mother her artwork. During a visit home, I saw one of the little girl’s drawings on the refrigerator and thought the characters she’d drawn were fantastic! Being the ‘t-shirt junkie’ that I am, I commented that the artwork would look great on a shirt.
I’d been searching for a new professional path, after pursuing a career in baseball, and always knew I wanted to do something to help others. Paper Clouds Apparel (PCA) was the idea I had been seeking. For almost two years, I worked construction, bartender and worked other odd jobs to raise start-up funding for PCA.
Thank you for reading PCA’s story and your support in helping some amazing friends of mine!
– Robert Thornton, Founder and CEO