Stephen Richardson knows what it is like to struggle.
Before opening PVO Clothing Co. at 1509 Mentor Ave. in Painesville, he was homeless.
While Richardson was “going through a lot in life,” he decided to begin a brand that sells “positivity on a shirt.” PVO stands for Positive Vibes Only.
“It was a reminder every day to stay happy,” Richardson said. “It started out as a 30-day positivity challenge to try to refocus my thoughts. It’s so easy to get down on yourself and be negative.”
Now, Richardson looks to give back to the community, particularly those who struggle. He has teamed up with Paula Price, founder of 100 Youth That Care, to hold a Winter Wear Drive. This will be the second year doing the drive.
“It just seems like what I’m supposed to be doing,” Richardson said. “I’m trying to give back and do something.”
Price said the