From David McAuley. Email at david[AT]borderstan.com
Give yourself a break tonight and help the kids at Ross Elementary School.
The Borderstan branch of HomeMade Pizza is donating a portion of proceeds from the sales of its most popular items for one day only. The fundraiser starts at 1pm today and ends at closing. The promotion applies to all online, phone and in-person orders, but all orders must be picked up at the store, 1522 14th Street NW; no delivery is available. Their phone number is 202-588-0808.
“This is a straight donation,” said Melisa Niane, DC District Manager for HomeMade Pizza. “We don’t upcharge our products on the fundraising day… our customers simply purchase a HomeMade dinner at the normal price and we donate money based on that.”
The Parent Teacher Association at Ross Elementary will receive $4 for every deep-dish pizza sold, $3 for every large pizza and 10″ gluten-free pizza sold, and a percentage from sales of other items, including gift cards and catering orders.
Ross Elementary PTA supports many activities at the school, including field trips, staff development, classroom supplies, classroom technology and parent education. This is their first fundraising event with HomeMade Pizza.
Ross Elementary School is at 1730 R Street. It has about 150 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and has been in operation since 1888.
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Not cooking this Wednesday night? Revise your current takeout selection and opt for a pie at the HomeMade Pizza Company at 14th and Church Streets NW and turn pizza dough into dough for a local public school.
On May 16, between 1pm and 10pm, Garrison Elementary will receive a donation for all purchases made at the 14th Street location, including $5 for every pizza sold, $2 for every salad sold and $1 for every breadstick order.
Orders can be placed in advance online, by phone (202-588-0808) or in the store. If you order online, please email [email protected] to help show support for future partnerships between school communities and local businesses.
On Tuesday, October 18, the HomeMade Pizza Co. will donate a large cut of the daily proceeds from all its DC stores to the Fillmore Arts Center. Fillmore provides award-winning arts education programs to 3,000 students at nine elementary schools in the DC Public Schools system.
Two schools in the Dupont-Logan area are part of the Fillmore Arts Center: Ross Elementary (1730 R Street NW) and Garrison Elementary (1200 S Street NW).
Fillmore will get $5 for every large pizza, $2 for every salad, and $1 for every dessert sold at any of the four HomeMade Pizza locations in DC. You can order ahead by phone or online. But you must pick up the pizza — delivery orders do not count. The Logan Circle store is at 1522 14th Street NW (corner of Church and 14th Streets NW; call them at 202.588.0808. Logan Circle store hours area 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You can find out how to support the Fillmore Arts Center by visiting Friends of Fillmore.
Several hundred Loganites lined up tonight for free pizzas at the HomeMade Pizza store at 14th and Church NW. It was the first of two nights of a soft opening for the chain store. The official or “hard” opening is Thursday afternoon.
According to Eric Fosse, founder and CEO, HomeMade Pizza gave away about 250 medium-sized pizzas tonight.
“Word of mouth is the best advertisement,” Fosse said. The store will be giving out free pizzas again Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Located at the northwest corner of 14th and Church, the store is next to the soon-to-open Cork and Fork. HomeMade Pizza specializes in ready-to-bake pizzas for home.
HomeMade Pizza is opening store at 1522 14th Street NW, with an opening date of January 21. We walked by the storefront today and the inside seems to be coming along really fast. They already have stores in upper Northwest on Massachusetts and Connecticut. The chain has stores in Illinois, Minnesota and the DC metro area.