Sir Darius Brown is a 13 year old dog lover with a heart of gold, a young entrepreneur, honor roll student and founder of Beaux & Paws. He specializes in creating handmade stylish bowties for our fur-babies (dogs and cats) and their "hoomans"
At the age of 2, Sir Darius was diagnosed with speech, comprehension, and fine motor skills delay. However, he never let his challenges stop him from accomplishing his goals. Sir Darius became interested in making bowties when he was 8 years old, helping his sister cut fabric to help develop and improve his fine motor skills.
In 2017, Sir Darius became emotional and was moved by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and wanted to do something to help. Learning that some rescued dogs were being transferred from the devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico to the ASPCA in NYC as well as other shelters, Sir Darius thought of a unique way to use his passion of creating bow ties to donate bow ties to the displaced dogs to help them look attractive and and more noticeable in hopes of getting them adopted faster and finding their new FUR-ever homes. During this time Sir Darius learned that every year thousands of dogs are euthanized at some shelters if they are not adopted in time due to limited space. When he learned of this horrific act he was beyond devastated. A dog lover himself, this was the beginning of Sir Darius's mission to help dogs and cats across the nation.
Sir Darius has donated countless bow ties to animal shelters and adoption centers across the USA and in the United Kingdom.
Sir Darius received a personal letter from former President Barack Obama recognizing him for his compassion, efforts, achievements and his commitment to service. Sir Darius has also been recognized by & received support & encouragement from motivational speaker Les Brown, Michael Strahan, Walt Frazier, Scott Perry, The NY Knicks, NY Giants, actress Kenya Moore, Tiffany "The Budgetnista, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Radio hosts DeJa Vu, Liz Black, Terri Carr, and Chicago’s own Fred & Ang in the morning as well as many others including over 50K+ followers & supporters on social media. Sir Darius is also a youth ambassador for NBA “All Star” Allan Houston’s FISLL mentoring Program.
Sir Darius has received several prestigious awards such as the “Daily Points of Light” Award founded by Former President George H.W. Bush, “Shining World Compassion Award” presented by Supreme Master Ching Hai, “Leadership Award” from Leaders of the Future No Limits, “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the WDIB Conference, the “Youth Change Maker Finalist Award” from Excel Honors and the "Jasmina Anema Youth Award" from the "Black Cotton Foundation.
Sir Darius have been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, Pix 11 News, New York Post, CNN, Hallmark Channel, The DoDo, Animal Planet, Martha Stewart, Better Homes & Garden, NBC, CBS, Fox News, People Magazine, ABC's LOCALish, Woman's World Magazine, Access Live, ABC World News Now, Inside Edition, Access Live, News12 NJ, Fios 1 News, JIF peanut butter "Imagine If' campaign, Newark Patch, and countless others. He was also inducted into the “Kids Wall of Fame” on Today with Hoda & Jenna. Sir Darius's mission is to save the lives of as many dogs as he can and help them find loving forever homes.
He speaks at events encouraging and inspiring others to volunteer and give back generously to their community as well as bringing more awareness to “Adopt Don’tShop”.
Sir Darius's PAW-some mission is to visit animal shelters personally in all 50 states, deliver his hand made bow ties personally to the dogs and cats in the shelters, volunteer and help highlight available pets on his social media to help them find homes faster.
Sir Darius needs your help in reaching and surpassing his goal from all of you amazing dog lovers and supporters. He needs financial assistance to help with:
*Purchasing supplies to create doggie bow ties
* Shipping fees (to ship bow ties to shelters and adoption centers that he can't visit)
*Transportation/accommodations to different states to volunteer, donate, & to promote adoption events at adoption centers & shelters
*Transportation to & from local/distant shelters
*Registering as a 501c3
*Registering a LLC
*Creating a new website
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about Sir Darius's journey. He will greatly appreciate your support to help with his Paw-some mission. I'm his older sister and he motivates and inspires me everyday. He is such an incredible young man and I will do everything I can to help him on his journey. I'm supporting him in his cause 100% and I hope you will join me. No donation is too small.
Blessings to you all!
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Pix News 11
TODAY w/Hoda & Jenna
Rachael Ray Show
New York Post