West Seattle mom-daughter teams’ Genesee Hill cleanup campaign

May 16, 2010 at 1:53 am | In Genesee Hill, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

Yet another local neighborhood got a dose of volunteer help on Saturday – this time, a group of West Seattle mothers and daughters picked up trash around closed Genesee Hill Elementary School (formerly home to Pathfinder K-8, which is now on Pigeon Point). They picked up 8 bags of trash with city-provided supplies; according to Carl Guess, who shared the photos and info, the group was inspired by The Mother-Daughter Project, and “celebrated afterward with a quick game of kickball that ended in a 5-5 tie.” He says participants included Jenna and Grace Riggs, Christina and Emma Figgins, Nancy and Elizabeth Giese, Laurie and Raena Mathews, Doreen and Kassy Sifferman, and Katy Lloyd and Bailey Guess – here’s a group shot:

3 Comments

  1. That’s my ‘hood. Thanks guys!

    Comment by shihtzu — 9:34 am May 16, 2010 #

  2. Wonderful!!
    How do you join a ‘Mother -Daughter Project’ group?

    Comment by S Woodard — 11:33 am May 16, 2010 #

  3. Hi S Woodard,

    First thing I would recommend is to read the website (see link above) and their book (I got mine at Square One). Then ask around among your Moms with daughters and see if they’re interested. That’s how we’ve gotten ours started. I’m actually getting a 2nd group started with my younger daughter Greta, and have a friend in Arizona who’s involved in a group with her daughter. It’s up to you and how you and your group want to make it work. They recommend starting around age 7-8 (and going through high school), but there are no rules. Its never too late, and soooo worth it. Good luck!

    Comment by Katy L — 11:55 am May 16, 2010 #

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