This Patches with a Purpose design donates 100% of sales to the Marquis Jaylen Brown Foundation (MJB Foundation). Learn more about the foundation and purpose of this patch below.
Dannielle “Mama” Brown lost her son, Marquis Jaylen Brown, in a tragic incident on his college campus. His death could have been prevented if the university had sufficient mental health services and campus police protocols. Ms. Brown took action to change the system. For 237 days, Mama Brown consumed no solid foods, proteins, meal replacements, or life-sustaining nutrients as she fought for students' and parents' rights while mourning the loss of her son.
Dannielle “Mama” Brown has gone on to form the Marquis Jaylen Brown Foundation, a non-profit that amplifies the voices of mothers and students in a unified mission to challenge social injustices and the status quo of policing and mental health in the United States. The MJB Foundation strives to connect students to a safe network that exposes injustices on college campuses, to provide resources for students and parents to conduct independent investigations, and to improve the protocols in place for mental health crises on school campuses nationwide.