Hi, my name is Dazhai Brown (Shearz). I’m the proudest big sister of Sir Darius Brown. I would like to introduce you to my amazing little brother
whom I admire and who is being a voice for the voiceless in a very unique and thoughtful way.
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 dogs, cats and their "hoomans".
At the age of 2, Sir Darius was diagnosed with a speech, comprehension, and fine motor skills delay. However, he never let his challenges stop him from accomplishing any of his goals. When Sir Darius was 8 years old he used to sit next to me and watch me sew. He always wanted to help but I was afraid he would hurt his hands. So our mother came up with an idea of him being my assistant. She allowed him to cut the fabrics for me which made him very happy and it also improved his his fine motor skills greatly. After several months went by I started to teach him how to use the sewing machine and before you knew it he was making bows better than I was. He started to make bow ties to wear for his self then other people became interested in his stylish bow ties as well, and a young entrepreneur was born.
Two years later, in 2017, Sir Darius became very emotional watching all the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. As he watched he saw people being rescued but his question was “who is saving the animals?” Sir Darius found out on social media that some rescue dogs were being transferred from the devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico to the ASPCA in NYC. He immediately wanted to help them. He thought of a very unique way to use his skills to help the displaced dogs.
He created very colorful bow ties to donate to the ASPCA for the displaced dogs to wear to bring more attention to them so they could be more noticeable and get adopted into new homes faster. 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 overcrowding. When he learned of this horrific act he was beyond devastated. He decided to make it his mission to focus on saving lives and to help as many dogs as he can find new homes by donating his bow ties to animal shelters across the nation. Sir Darius is now committed to bettering the lives of animals and encouraging others to find ways to help, he was even recognized by President Obama for his work (you can see the letter he received below).
Sir Darius's PAW-some mission started by him visiting 5 animal shelters in the summer of 2019. With help from some amazing supporters he was able to surpass his goal. Since then, so many shelters and rescue groups have been requesting bow tie donations and a visit from him. He has donated bow ties to animal shelters and adoption centers across the USA and in the United Kingdom. Sir Darius’s new goal is to visit shelters in all 50 states to deliver his hand made bow ties personally, volunteer, attend adoption events, and highlight adoptable dogs and cats on his social media to help them find homes faster.
Sir Darius needs your help in reaching his goal from all of you amazing dog and cat lovers and supporters. He needs financial assistance to help with:
• Purchasing all supplies needed
• Transportation/accommodations to out of state and local shelters
• Shipping fees (to ship bow ties to shelters that he may not get a chance to visit)
• 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.
Each donation no matter how big or small will help Sir Darius reach his goal and will allow him to help more dogs and cats waiting for forever homes. I understand that everyone is not in the position to make a donation, but I would truly appreciate if you can share Sir Darius’s campaign with others and on social media to help him reach his goal. Thank you for taking the time to read about my little brother’s “PAW-SOME Mission”. Blessings to you all!
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- Jada Gibbs
- Annette Solomon