It started with a note from Texan Jamie Lin Wilson. If you haven't heard her sing with The Trishas or heard her incredible solo record Holidays and Wedding Rings, write it down right now and add it to your must have list. Jamie went on to reveal:
Y'all, Paper Clouds Apparel is doing a GREAT THING.
They've teamed up artists (the musical kind & the visual kind) to create one-of-a-kind apparel to raise money for special needs kids. Each musician chooses a charity, then one of the Paper Clouds designers (a child with special needs) creates a design according to our suggestions.
When I was approached about being a part of this campaign, I immediately thought of my cousin Carrie, who has had two special needs kids. She suggested that my campaign benefit Camp For All, a barrier-free camp in Brenham, Texas.
While trying to think of a design idea, her daughter Lily passed away. I contacted Paper Clouds and asked them to create a design in Lily's honor. A couple weeks later, they brought me this design, made by a 14-year-old with Asberger's named Griffin.
I think it's perfect. And to top it off, Griffin is our maiden name.
Please check out www.papercloudsapparel.com and all the great artists that have designed shirts and their causes!Paper Clouds Apparel was formed to showcase the creative minds and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds to provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations. We achieve this goal by selling t-shirts, hats and totes featuring artwork designed by individuals with special needs. Paper Clouds Apparel also hires individuals with special needs to package all of our sensory-friendly clothing. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the sale of all merchandise is given to the cause we are promoting in each campaign.
This campaign only runs through November 5th before they do another battery of artists, but this one not only includes Jamie Lin, but this campaign is featuring artwork for Jason Eady, Dalton Domino, Charlie Robison, and Randy Rogers Band as well.