Going Places is a nonprofit Organization, founded by Katie Blomquist in 2016, that is spreading love and happiness throughout the Charleston Community. Blomquist got the idea after one of her 1st grade students, Jawan, mentioned that he wanted a bicycle for his birthday as he had never had one. Later finding out that many of her students had never owned a bicycle Blomquist knew she wanted to do something to change that.
After starting a GoFundMe and partnering with Affordabike, a custom bike shop in Charleston, Blomquist was able to provide a bicycle to all 650 students at the school she worked at. The organization has only grown since then.
The organization mission is simple, “provide disadvantaged kids with their most basic childhood right – A right to joy.” For more information you can visit their website, www.goingplacesnonprofit.org
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