Patchwork Designs, Inc

 

Patchwork Designs, Inc.
has had ALL of its Embroidered Emblem Manufacturing Materials tested by an approved independent testing Laboratory including All Thread, Fabrics, backings, and has passed all of the tests for the below harmful chemicals.

2009 Consumer Products Safety Act re. Lead & Phthalate DBP, DDP & DEHP in Product Contents.

 
 

Welcome to Patchwork Designs, Incorporated. We create embroidered patches, patch programs, activity kits, and embroidered merchandise for scouting, schools, historical buildings, museums, organizations, and special events.

Spread the Bread
Community Service Program

Complete this project more than once and add a segment next to the patch.

Patch #SPREAD-BREAD : $1.75
Patch #BREAD-2: $1.75

Click here for the official Spread the Bread site

 

Spread The Bread for our heroes and those in need. Spread the Bread is a global grassroots bread-spreading initiative that encourages people to bake or buy a favorite bread, wrap it with a note of hope, inspiration or gratitude and offer that bread to honor a hero or help someone in need.

Patch #SPREAD-BREAD : $1.75
Patch #BREAD-2: $1.75

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How do I get started?

1. Start with your group or buddy to help with the project.

2. Who could use a loaf of bread? Are there people in your neighborhood who need a lift? A friend going through a hard time? Thatís the place to start.

Other Suggestions: Contact nursing homes, assisted living, Meals-on-Wheels, shelters, hospitals and food pantries. Also, we canít forget our heroes: the police, firefighters, veterans, and soldiers. A nice fresh loaf of bread made with them in mind can be a real morale boost. If you are shipping them to the soldiers, banana breads and fruit breads stay fresh the longer.

Contact: When you call the organization, tell them that you would like to donate homemade bread and ask whom the best person is to talk to about this. Write down the contact personís name and number so you have it handy in the future. Ask when a good time would be to drop off the bread.

How many loaves do you think you will need to make? Think about how many loaves you think you and your helpers can produce so you can offer a realistic guess to the receiving organization.

3. Spread the Word!

If you just want to involve your troop or group in the bread baking and spreading, great!

Otherwise, you can ask other groups or friends to help or to promote your project. Make sure you let them know WHEN and WHERE you need the loaves.

ANY kind of bread is fine: quick bread, bread machine, yeast bread, bread from a mix, holiday bread, everyday breadÖ ANY KIND!

 

4. Bakers start your ovensÖ

Mix up a batch of your favorite recipe or mix and start baking.

You can make mini loaves or large loaves. Mini loaves often work well because single people canít always eat a whole loaf. Mini pans can be found any place where kitchen stuff is sold.

Decorate: Ask your Girl Scouts to think of these loaves as very special presents that are going to be given to people who rarely receive presents. When you wrap your loaves of bread add a special note, quote, bow, gift bag, colored plastic wrap, wrapping paper, small toys, doilies Ė anything that makes your loaves look special, and will make those who receive them feel special.

5. Bake a difference

As you bake, talk about who will receive their loaves and why you think itís important to be generous. Children often feel helpless in the face of sadness and tragedy Ė help them to see that they can do something to alleviate the sorrow and loneliness of others.

6. Collect and prepare [If you are involving your community in your project]

Choose a place to collect loaves of bread. Allow time to sort through the loaves to check their condition and appearance. You may have to discard a few that donít look too appetizing.

Click on this link for a LABEL to place on the bottom of your bread. You can print the page.

 

7. Deliver your bread. Involve as many people that helped out to assist in the delivering.

8. Count your blessings!

Keep track of how many loaves you received and the places to which you donated them. Make sure to send a public letter to the newspaper thanking bakers for their work and telling them how many loaves were collected. Sometimes the recipients also want to write letters of thanks and these can go to the newspaper as well, if you like. This serves to get more people interested for the next time. The Spread the Bread group would like you would tell them how your project went. Keeping track of all the bread-spreading is a big job, but it would be great to be able to say one day that hundreds of communities spread millions of loaves of cheer!

SPREAD THE BREAD ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH LEADERS


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