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.

Shoeboxes for Soldiers
Community Service Patch


All of our patches are embroidered. A graphic is used until an embroidered image can be added to the site.

Purchase or collect items for the soldiers. Drop them off at your local collection area. This could be near a base, a church, or volunteer group.

You can also send them to:

Operation Shoebox
8360 E. Highway 25
Belleview FL 34420

Don't forget to add a card to the soldiers signed by your troop (first names only!). Handmade cards are more personal!

Any shoebox size box is fine, including plastic ones. You can place tolietries in Ziploc bags away from food products.

If you are collecting a large amount of boxes you may want to call the location ahead of time.

Items to place in your shoebox:

Choose from the following list of items to create your shoebox for soldiers You can place more than 10 things in your box if you wish. We are suggesting you add a variety. Don’t forget to create a card for your shoebox.

Fill the shoebox with the following:

Some of these items can be found at the local $dollar stores.

Suggestions for the shoeboxes

All items are NEW not used.


• Gum and mints
• Candy (No chocolate May-September)
• Protein Bars, power bars, nutritional bars
• Fruit: single serving size cans
• Nuts, sunflower seeds, peanuts, trail mix, dried fruit
• Beef jerky, beef summer sausage (non-perishable; labeled USDA Beef)
• Single-serving bags of snacks, crackers
• Pop Tarts, cereal bars, granola bars • Ramen Noodles, Cup-O-Noodles serving cups, Easy Macฎ
• Ravioli and other canned ready-to-eat meals (single serving) with pop-top
• Popcorn (single serving)
• Hard Candy (single wrapped)



• Instant Coffee packets
• Instant Cappuccino packets
• Hot cocoa mix packets
• Lemonade mix, Kool-Aidฎ mix, Raspberry Iced Tea mix
Gatoradeฎ mix (powdered only)


• New decks of cards
• Paper back book or newspaper
• Stamps
• Envelopes
• Small pads of paper
• Pens
• Small, blank journals

CHOOSE FOUR PERSONAL CARE ITEMS [Travel-size toiletries/hygiene products]

• Lip balm (Chapstick in a tube) is in high demand in desert areas.
• Throat Lozenges & Vitamin C Lozenges
• Travel size packages of Q-tips
• Body wipes for personal hygiene (alcohol-free)
• Liquid hand sanitizers (no pump-style dispensers)
• Toothpaste (in hard-side tubes rather than traditional tubes)
• Toothbrushes
• Nail clippers
• Shampoo
• Deodorant
• Liquid body wash soap (no bar soap or pump-style dispensers) •Lotion, unscented, for dry skin (no pump-style dispensers)
• Disposable multi-blade razors (no single blade razors please)
• ShaveMan™ Battery Powered Shaver (About $5 at WalMart and other discount stores
• Razors and replacement blades

If a gift requires batteries, please include the appropriate type with your gift(s).

Click here for a flyer with a list of items to collect.

Item# SHOE-SOLDIER: $1.35
Bar# Blue-bar-14: $1.00