Darius Brown poses with an adoptable dog wearing a custom made bow tie
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North Star Student Awarded NJ’s Top Youth Volunteer of 2020

  • February 11, 2020

Darius Brown, a middle school student at North Star Academy, was named New Jersey’s top youth volunteer of 2020. The recognition comes from The Prudential Spirit Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for their exceptional volunteer work. As an honoree, Darius will receive $1,000, and will attend an event in Washington, D.C. with other honorees.

If Darius’ name sounds familiar, that’s because he was previously featured in August for his dapper business, Beaux and Paws, making custom bowties for adoptable shelter dogs.

The idea to start his business began when he was 10 years old, after watching clips of a telethon of dogs being flown from Texas and Puerto Rico to New York when hurricanes Harvey and Irma struck the southern U.S.

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Monthly visit to @mpanimalshelter and met 3 of 4 adorable Hound/Husky Mix puppies. They are so lovable, playful and active and will keep you on the go all day. They nibbled on my hand and jacket the whole time, and they love toys. When you hold them they lay in your arms so calm and precious and give lots of kisses. Luckily 2 of the 4 puppies were adopted. The other two puppies are waiting for loving homes too. If you are interested in adopting one of these precious pups please contact @mpanimalshelter 973.386.0590 . . *****UPDATE***** All of the puppies have been adopted . . All of their dogs/cats are sprayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to being released for adoption. #pawsomemission #mtpleasantanimalshelter #adoptdontshop #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #shelterdogsrock #hounddog #huskymix #love #ilovedogs #doglovers #puppylove #bowtiessavelives #foreverhome #beauxandpaws #sirdariusbrown

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