At age 11, Darius Brown of New Jersey founded a successful pet accessories business and a year later found a way to use his tailoring skills to benefit stray dogs and cats. He helped find homes for many animals and even received personal gratitude from the President of the United States.
When Darius Brown was 2 years old, doctors told his parents that the boy had a serious developmental delay and that in terms of mental and physical abilities he would never catch up with his peers.
But Darius denied the hopeless predictions. At the age of 8, he began to help his older sister to cut and sew ties: the boy liked it very much and, in addition, it helped him to develop his motor skills.
At the age of 11, Darius founded his own company, Beaux & Paws, which sews the same bow ties for pets and their owners. And a year later, he launched his own charity program that helps shelter animals find owners.
To do this, he has donated hundreds of free ties to shelters to make the animals cuter when photographed and when they meet visitors, and easier for them to find owners.
The project turned out to be a success. Darius has helped thousands of dogs and cats find new homes. Darius’ story was widely covered in the American press and he quickly became a bona fide celebrity in the world of philanthropy.
In 2020, former US President Barack Obama sent a letter of thanks to Darius.