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Charity Meets: Patricia Darquea

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Charity Meets: Patricia Darquea

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Patricia showing someone how ShadyFace is used / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Patricia showing someone how ShadyFace is used / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Patricia Darquea is the incredible female entrepreneur and inventor behind the famed SHADYFACE products which are the world’s first and only sunshade product with a “patent swivel” that allows people to control the amount of shade they desire.
The product has been helping people enjoy the sun (whether at a hotel pool, on a boat, hiking or on the beach) while staying safe from the harmful sunshine rays, and has expanded from just originally being in America to now Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
What’s more is that Patricia is all about charity and helping animals too! She has used ShadyFace’s success to crate another product called ShadyPAWS, which is designed for dogs, cats and other pets to use to stay cool on hot summer days, as it’s important to not over-expose any animal to that much heat/sun.
Furthermore, Patricia has been working with Ronald McDonald House Charities and various celebs in Hollywood to give back through her products to give comfort and care to children and their families.
She is also a proud sponsor and supporter of the Synchronized Swimming Athletes with Disabilities Organization, which her company gives back a portion of sales to help support.
Check out the below interview to see for yourself why this female entrepreneur rocks!
Website: http://shadyface.com
Twitter: @Shadyfacecom
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Shadyfacecom

A person enjoying his ShadyFace on the beach / Photo Credit: ZTPR

A person enjoying his ShadyFace on the beach / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Why is giving back important to you? You’re either born with generosity or not.  Most people forget that material items will out live you, therefore never take anything for granted and appreciate the simple things in life.

How has giving back helped you?
 It’s just a positive feeling inside to assist others in need.  Whether it’s rescuing animals, spending time with the elderly in retirement homes or making dinner for those in need …Always give because you can!
How do you incorporate giving back into your life?
 “Karma” plays a large role in who I am today…. ” Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. My parents raised me to believe that “one should give without expecting anything in return”.
Which charities are near and dear to you and why? There are two types of charities I am extremely passionate about.  Animal Rescues and Children who are stricken with illnesses.  Animals and children are the innocent ones. They are too helpless to fend for themselves, therefore it takes a strong voice to speak for them so they can be heard.
Favorite food
: Chinese food since there is such a diversity in flavor and variety of choices
Favorite cocktail: Its a toss up between “A fine glass of Champagne” or ” Sangria”!
Favorite restaurant
: Mon Ami Gabi ! Perfect for sitting outside and watching the Bellagio Hotel water show.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Santorini, Greece
Favorite TV Show
: Anthony Bordain Parts Unknown
ShadyPAWS for pets / Photo Credit: ZTPR

ShadyPAWS for pets / Photo Credit: ZTPR

Favorite Movie:
 Great Gatsby / Robert Redford and Mia Farrow

Favorite Song:
 My inspirational songs are as follows: 
Willy Wonka “Pure Imagination”
Chicago “I’ve been searching for so long”
Pavarotti ” Nessun Dorma”
Pat Metheny ” Letter from Home”
Patrick O’Hearn ” Beyond This Moment”
Favorite Book
: Frommer’s Guide Books
Favorite App
: Uber & Pandora
Favorite workout routine: Ballet
Where do you get your news
: AM Radio, Newspapers and Internet
What experience in your career are you most proud of?
 I followed my “American Dream” by creating ShadyFace. Putting something on this earth which fulfills a purpose, provides a solution and offers a positive element for the world to enjoy!
What advice would you share with those still in school or trying to figure out out their futures? The advice I can offer is: ” Stick to your goals”, “Set them high” and “Never give up”
What one thing would you change in this world if you could?
 All the violence which is taking place on humanity and animals throughout the entire world.
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In 2008, I launched AskMissA.com which grew from my personal blog into a site with 700 writers, covering the intersection of charity & lifestyle in 20 U.S. cities. With Charity + Life, I am going back to a personal blog where I can share my favorite things, and continue to shine a light on nonprofits, and cause marketing campaigns to inspire others to give as they live.

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