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Pieces of Hope for Autism

April 12, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Pieces of Hope - flyer

Fort Lauderdale, FL 4.9.2021 Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, is partnering with the Dan Marino Foundation during the month of April for the tenth year of its ‘Pieces of Hope for Autism’ cookie campaign. Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 30, proceeds from all ‘Pieces of Hope’ cookie sales will be donated to DMF. The puzzle piece cookie has been specially designed to represent the symbol for autism and will be sold in all Panera Bread locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Since 2010, Covelli Enterprises has donated more than $2 million in the areas it serves to support various autism organizations, schools, and centers in providing services, scholarships, research, treatment, advocacy, and resources for families. In South Florida the company has partnered with the Dan Marino Foundation for ten years.

“The ‘Pieces of Hope for Autism’ campaign is our largest company-wide initiative and its positive impact means the world to our Covelli family,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises. “We know the autism community has faced many challenges over the past year due to financial burdens, navigating virtual learning, and much more. We are humbled to be able to give back to those with autism in the communities we serve at a time when the need is so great.

The Dan Marino Foundation will also benefit during the whole month of April from the company’s register boxes that allow customers to donate directly.


“Claire and I are proud to be partnering with Panera Bread and the Pieces of Hope cookie campaign for the tenth year. We appreciate Covelli Enterprises enduring commitment to the autism community. Every cookie purchased makes a difference in providing local programs and services. Just like the Panera Bread team, these cookies are the best,” said Dan Marino, Chairman of the Dan Marino Foundation.


Cookies can be purchased online at www.panerabread.com or on the Panera app for Rapid Pick-Up, Curbside, Delivery, and Catering.   Panera Bread is encouraging ‘Pieces of Hope’ campaign supporters to share photos of their cookies on social media using #everycookiecounts.


The puzzle piece cookie is sold in Covelli-owned and operated Panera Bread cafés. The cookie consists of Panera’s famous shortbread shaped like a puzzle piece topped with sweet blue icing and is made completely free of any artificial colors, flavors, additives or preservatives.



About Covelli Enterprises

Covelli Enterprises operates 315 Panera Bread bakery-cafés in eight states. Headquartered in Warren, Ohio, Covelli Enterprises is the single largest franchisee of Panera Bread, LLC. Learn more by visiting www.covelli.com.


April 12, 2021
April 30, 2021
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