Sir Darius Brown has a heart of gold. He is a powerhouse teen social entrepreneur, speaker, shelter pet advocate, philanthropist, a recipient of the Global Child Prodigy Award, and the Founder & CEO of Beaux & Paws where he designs and creates handmade stylish bow ties.
At the age of two, Sir Darius was diagnosed with a speech comprehension and fine motor skills delay. However, he never let his challenges get in his way or stop him from accomplishing his goals. At the age of eight, his fine motor skills started to improve after he began assisting his older sister with cutting fabric and learning how to use a sewing machine. During this time is when he discovered his passion for making bow ties.
In 2017, Sir Darius was moved by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and wanted to do his part to help. Learning that some rescue dogs were being transferred from the devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico to the ASPCA in NYC, Sir Darius thought of a unique way to use his passion to create bow ties to help displaced dogs look dapper and adorable. This helps to increase their chances of being noticed and getting adopted faster into fur-ever homes.
During his visit at the adoption center, Sir Darius learned that hundreds of dogs are euthanized daily at some shelters due to overcrowding. He was devastated to learn this horrific reality. As a dog lover, this started Sir Darius’ PAW-SOME Mission to help save shelter pets' lives by donating his handmade bow ties to animal shelters across the nation, volunteering and participating in adoption events, and spotlighting shelter pets on his social media. As Sir Darius traveled to different shelters around the country, he realized many of them are underfunded, understaffed and needs a lot of support caring for the adoptable pets until they find forever homes. He knew he had to do something to help. In 2022, Sir Darius created and began donating "Wag Bags" which are personal bags for dogs and cats in shelters that are filled with essential items that are much needed such as food, treats, bowls, toys, collars, leashes, waste bags, and more.
Sir Darius has used his platform to help raise over $300,000 to support animal shelters, sponsor adoption fees, donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sponsor a Puppy Wish, create Wag Bags, and give thousands of bow ties to shelters and adoption centers across the USA and United Kingdom. The PAW-SOME Mission has helped countless shelter pets find loving fur-ever families and homes.
Millions around the world have been inspired by Sir Darius' story and commitment to shelter pets. Sir Darius have received several prestigious awards and accolades including:
The Global Child Prodigy Award
The Presidential Volunteer Service Award
The Diana Award
Daily Points of Light Award
PETA Hero-to-Animals Award
The Shining World Compassion Award
GoFund Me Kid Hero
Chewy Hero of the Month Award
Young Leadership Award
Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship
NJ State Honoree for Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Most notably, Sir Darius received a personalized letter from former President Barack Obama commending him on his commitment to community service.
Sir Darius Brown has a heart of gold. He is a powerhouse teen social entrepreneur, speaker, pet fashion designer, shelter pet advocate, change agent and founder of Beaux & Paws.
Beaux & Paws by Sir Darius Brown is a pet accessories and lifestyle brand with a mission to give back to shelter pets. Sir Darius Brown designs and creates bow ties with a Buy One Give One Promise. For every bow tie purchased, Sir Darius donates a bow tie to a shelter pet to help them find their fur-ever families and homes.
Sir Darius Brown's PAW-SOME Mission raises awareness and brings action to save shelter pets. Sir Darius visits and donates to shelters in the USA and around the world.