WASHINGTON, DC –(January 14, 2011) – The charitable social buying site Deals For Deeds (www.dealsfordeeds.com) announced Deals on Wheels Week today, which will take place January 17-23, 2011. The week of deals will feature some of the DC area’s most popular Food Trucks, and 10% of each purchase will directly support Miriam’s Kitchen. The organization was founded in 1983 in response to an urgent need for services for the homeless in Washington, DC and provides free, homemade meals and high quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year. The goal of the week is to raise $250, which will provide 250 meals.
We spent a lot of time putting together this week to really show off the unique styles and flavors of the finest DC-area food carts,” says co-founder Josh Hoffman. Deals For Deeds has teamed up with Food Truck Fiesta, DC’s premier food-truck locator website, to help promote the week. The week of offers will feature EatWonky, Takorean, Sabor’a Street, Solar Crepes, DC Empanadas, and Sauca.
Deals For Deeds presents a new and innovative use of the group-buying model, enhancing it with a socially conscious mission. While offering exclusive discounts, Deals For Deeds donates a portion of each purchase to non-profit organizations. Deals on Wheels Week is one of several themed weeks that the company will be presenting in the coming months, following the great success of both Health and Fitness Week and Deals For Meals Week, which benefitted Back On My Feet and Food & Friends, respectively. “We’re really excited to pair great companies that are committed to the local community with organizations that follow similar guiding principles. This is only the beginning of several long-lasting partnerships among our users, the businesses we work with and the non-profits we believe in,” says co-founder Harrison Miller. Miriam’s Kitchen and Deals For Deeds first teamed up in August, and the partnership was very successful, providing nearly 600 meals for DC-area homeless individuals. “Miriam’s is so excited to yet again partner with Deals For Deeds. It’s such a great opportunity to share our work with the DC community and we’re even more excited to be a special part of the thriving food truck phenomenon,” says Ashley Lawson, development and volunteer manager at Miriam’s Kitchen. Lawson added that folks should “be on the lookout for a Miriam’s representative while you’re enjoying an empanada, taco or crepe,” during Deals on Wheels Week.
The line-up for the week:
Eat Wonky – $3.75 for a Wonky Dog and a Drink ($7.50 value)
Takorean – $10 for 6 Takos and 2 Drinks ($20 value)
Solar Crepes – $5 for $10 to spend at Solar Crepes
Sauca – $5 for 1 Entree and 1 Drink ($10 value)
DC Empanadas – 50% off TBD
Sabor’a Street – $5 for 1 Entree and 1 Drink ($10 value)
ABOUT DEALS FOR DEEDS
Deals For Deeds (Group Tilt, LLC) launched in April 2010, aiming to provide its members with great deals on the best things to see, eat and do in Washington, DC, all while giving back to the local community. The Company was founded by two impassioned social entrepreneurs, both DC natives and University of Pennsylvania alumni. To suggest a business or local non-profit contact firstname.lastname@example.org.