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8-Year-Old Creates Bowtie Business To Raise Money For Kids In Need

8-Year-Old Creates Bowtie Business To Raise Money For Kids In Need

The children will lead the way!

An 8-year-old created a bowtie business to raise money for children in need, WSBTV reports.

Treandos Thornton is the owner of "T-and-N Bow Ties and Apparel," a bespoke bowtie company that helps raise money for children in need. Treandos started the company in partnership with his 5-year-old brother Noah, with help from his father, who is a comedian. Treandos initially got the idea after watching his father tie his bowties before heading out for a show.

"I wanted to help the children out there because I didn't want to see any of that happen to the children. I want children to believe in themselves," Treandos said when asked about the inspiration behind his business.

 

 

 

 

The boys use the bowties' profits to raise money for food and toys to give to children in need. The pandemic has caused them to adjust, but their mother, Shana Thornton, said they're still going strong, with more organizations offering to help spread the word than ever.

"We've had organizations out of New York and California, as well, asking him to speak about being a 'kid-preneur,' and he's done demonstrations on how to tie a bowtie virtually," Thornton said.

UPS has also stepped up to help, surprising Treandos with a truck full of donations via their "Wishes Delivered" initiative and making a show of support by setting aside a day to wear Treandos and Noah's bow ties while making their rounds.

Photo Courtesy of T&N Bow Ties and Apparel/Facebook

"[I was] really excited and thankful for UPS because they didn't have to do that," Treandos said.

In addition to the goods the boys' business provides, their mother said it is also about just training them to be businessmen. Treandos said he hopes that his journey can inspire other children, saying he hopes they know, "you can be anything you want to be, just believe in yourself."

You can learn more about their business here. Congratulations, Treandos and Noah!

Photo Courtesy of T&N Bow Ties and App