Nov 18

The DAWN Chili Cook-Off Charity Event!

On October 27, 2018, Weidner joined forces with the Washington Multifamily Housing Association (WMFHA) and raised $46,964 for  DAWN in the 12th annual Chili-Cook-off Charity Event!

DAWN, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, “shelters and empowers survivors of domestic abuse in South King County and helps to keep us all safe by educating our community to respond to and prevent violence.” Their vision is to, “envision a community that commits to the belief that violence is preventable and takes shared responsibility and united action to create a more peaceful place to live for us all.”

The Chili Cook-off event showcased the “fun” in raising funds and awareness for this important organization! Participants not only contributed with their delectable chili recipes, but also in their costumes, booth decorations, and overall spirit of giving.  According to WMFHA, this year’s charitable donations “blew past last year’s total of $33,526 and came in 29% higher!”

This year, there were more than 500 attendees, 34 sponsors and competitors, and 49 in-kind donations to DAWN, making it their best Chili Cook-off to date.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Grand Prize Best Overall Chili: Greystar

Runner-Up: Alliance Flooring

Hottest Chili: American Furniture Rentals

Runner-Up: CORT

Most Creative Chili: Security Properties Residential

Runner-Up: Bridge Property Management

People’s Choice Chili: 1UP Floors

Runner-Up: FPI Management

Best Overall Theme and Costumes: FPI Management

Runner-Up: 1UP Floors

A big thank you to all these individuals and companies who donated to the raffle:

1UP Floors, Agua Verde, AMLI Residential, Apartment Advantage Staffing, Arcadia Townhomes, Caffe Darte, Caffe Ladro, Capitol Cider, Family Fun Center, Fikes, FPI Management Inc., Greystar, HD Supply, Indigo Real Estate, Jem’s Jewelry, Lagunitas Brewing Company, The Liberty Group, Precision Concrete Cutting, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Rent Path, Rhein Haus, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Reign FC, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Security Properties Residential, Security Solutions Northwest, Sherwin Williams Company, Starbucks (Renton), The Liberty Group, Thrive Communities, Wild Waves Enchanted Village, Katrina Bishop, Sloane Cerbana, Kelly and Robbie Burns, Melanie Reid, CAM, Sarah Hart, Christina Koski, Brandy Hildebrand, Vanessa Nguyen, Valerie Hill, Tania Angel, MacKenzie Price, Kayleigh Fulton, and Brianna Cook.

For those of you who like to plan ahead, next year’s Chili-Cook-off Charity Event is scheduled for October 26, 2019! We don’t know about you, but this amazing event is already in our calendars!

-The Weidner Team



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