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The Danforth, a 16-story apartment tower at the intersection of Capitol Hill, First Hill and Seattle University opening July 2018.

Here’s your chance to support local charities and win seriously cool prizes

Giving money to charity tends to fall at the bottom of most people’s expenses. You’ve got bills to pay, mouths to feed, and you need some money left over for a social life.

Well, what if we told you that you could experience some of Seattle’s best attractions while donating to worthy causes?

The Danforth, a new apartment tower, opening at the corner of Broadway and Madison in July, is going to let you do just that. Their “Live Well, Do Good, Have Fun” contest is giving you the chance to win one of three extravagant experiences right in Seattle or one out-of-this-world grand prize getaway. With each entry, The Danforth will donate $1 toward one of three local nonprofits: Artist Trust, Seattle Humane, and the Country Doctors.

So, what are these fabulous prizes?

The first winner can toast to their experience—a private party at OOLA Distillery. You and 10 of your closest friends have the opportunity to blend custom bottles of whiskey and then have an evening to yourselves while the OOLA staff spoils you with custom cocktails and local fare, a mixology demo with a Master Mixologist, a demonstration of the distillation and blending process with OOLA master distiller and founder Kirby Kallis, and each guest will go home with framed art from a local artist (courtesy of Artist Trust).

Behind door number two, you have quite an artistic view—and the chance to enjoy a guided after-hours tour at The Frye museum with 10 friends. This prize includes private access to the museum and a print-making class with a professional instructor. The evening is capped off with a hosted cocktail party just for you and your pals. And to further support the arts, each person will receive framed art from a local artist, again courtesy of Artist Trust.

If you’re a total movie buff, then the third time’s the charm—enter for a chance to host a private film screening (you pick the movie!) for you and 10 others at the Northwest Film Forum, plus a themed reception with dinner and entertainment inspired by the movie you chose. And what’s a show without dinner? Catered food and drinks are provided. And so nobody feels left out, everyone will leave with a framed piece of locally-made art, arranged by Artist Trust.

Now for the grand prize! Drumroll, pleasethe final package is a getaway to Lummi Island at Willows Inn. You and a guest will receive an overnight stay complete with massages for two followed by an unforgettable dinner and wine pairing by the award-winning Willows Inn Restaurant. After you stuff yourself silly with delicious food, you’ll hop on a kayak for a private guided trip with Moondance Kayak.

Wait, how does this give back to charity?

With every contest entry, The Danforth will donate $1 toward one of three organizations:

  • Artist Trust: a nonprofit dedicated to helping Washington State artists of all disciplines thrive.
  • Seattle Humane: a pet rescue and shelter organization that gives safe homes to animals until they are adopted.
  • The Country Doctors: An organization of community health clinics that provide services on a sliding pay scale so everyone can have access to healthcare regardless of income or insurance.

While each nonprofit is guaranteed $2,500, the contest entrants will be asked to vote to select one charity to receive an additional $2,500.

The Danforth wants to support the people and organizations that connect and define the neighborhoods—and help prospective tenants get acquainted with the many iconic cultural organizations and local businesses that make the area such a great place to live.

The Danforth is a 16-story apartment tower on top of Seattle’s newest Whole Foods Market. The Danforth will open in July 2018, but you can start leasing in May. The Danforth, which gets its name from a style of anchor used to secure ships in the harbor, has a location at the apex of three distinct neighborhoods, anchoring the intersection of Broadway and Madison-connecting Capitol Hill, First Hill, and Seattle University.

The Danforth provides smart, sophisticated design in stylish apartments in the heart of it all. Sitting atop Seattle’s newest Whole Foods Market, which opens in the fall of 2018, The Danforth gives tenants access to a wealth of amenities, including a rooftop greenhouse and community garden, a fully-stocked demonstration kitchen, fitness studio, and many communal spaces.

Enter the Danforth’s “Live Well, Do Good, Have Fun” contest online at Winners are announced on July 1, 2018.