SCS Athletes Partner with The Genesis Project
At Seattle Christian, we have a unique opportunity to utilize our programs to meet the needs of others and to share the love of Jesus. This season, the girls basketball team has been able to do just that, as they have partnered with the Genesis Project organization. The Genesis Project works to support women who are survivors of exploitation and trafficking.
At the beginning of the season, the team met with a representative from the Genesis Project and learned about the work they do. They are based locally in SeaTac and Kent, and offer services including short and long term housing, education, and job skills training. They also partner with churches and other organizations to raise support and gather awareness of the issues and challenges facing the women who are facing these abusive situations.
In response to what they learned, the team chose to host a table at the SCS Christmas Bazaar. They sold baked goods, crafts, and Christmas decorations with proceeds going to the Genesis Project. They raised over $700, which they donated to support the work that the Genesis Project is doing in our community. As the season comes to a close, the team is hoping to find more opportunities to learn, to stay engaged, and to serve the Genesis Project’s ministries in other ways.
“The Genesis Project really stood out to us because it was women that came from situations that just needed help. We heard stories about what they do and we wanted to be a part of helping them. I feel like we should all do something and I hope that we can do more.” Madison Davenport, Freshman