A 13-year-old boy has been using his spare time to sew hundreds of adorable bowties, in the hopes it will help get animals from shelters adopted!
Darius Brown from Newark, New Jersey, has dedicated his time to helping shelter animals get adopted across the country by making them handcrafted bowties.
His journey began when he was just a youngster, his older sister wanted him to improve his motor skills so suggested he take up needlework. Impressed by his natural talent for the art, she suggested that he use his newfound skill to start sewing bowties.
Shortly after this, Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida, the teen was devastated to learn that this meant thousands of animals were left without a home.
To help resolve this situation, he started crafting more cute accessories in the hopes it would get more shelter pets adopted if they were wearing personalised bowties.
His angle being that if the dogs looked extra dapper, the potential adopters would find it absolutely adorable and want to take them home. And Darius’ idea turned out to be right!
Since going out of his way to do such a kind gesture, Darius has made as many 500 bowties and claims that because of his efforts, over 100 cats and dogs have found their forever homes.
Impressed by what he has accomplished, many animal shelters have got in contact with him in the hopes that he can send them more shipments of bowties so it can help the animals they take care of too.
To help them out, Darius would need further fabrics and supplies so has set up a GoFundMe campaign which will allow him to raise further money for his heartwarming cause.
So far, Darius has raised over $50,000 which earned him the title of GoFundMe Hero in January 2020. Click here to help him create more bowties for animals that need a loving home!
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