We have to postpone the in-person gala {again} from the rescheduled date of Sept. 26, 2020 due to (as I'm sure you can guess) Covid-19.


As much as we are disappointed, it is our number one priority to keep the community safe and so we have come to this difficult decision. The new, rescheduled in-person gala date is Saturday, May 15, 2021!


You can expect all of the same amazing entertainment previously scheduled for the gala! Any previous ticket holders and sponsors will be transferred to the May 15, 20201 date! But in the meantime, join us for a FREE, live, virtual, fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020!


WHEN: 7pm-7:30pm

WHERE: From the comfort of your own couch!

HOW: Register for FREE here (anyone in the country can attend!): https://event.gives/spreadjoy

WHAT TO EXPECT: A lot of fun! Magic! Auction! Hear from Jawan, the little boy who started it all! Hear from our Founder and Executive Director, Katie Blomquist! See our new branding video! The silent auction will run from 12am on Sept 21st - 6pm on Sept 27th! (link to auction coming soon!)


The Joy Outreach Team is back for year two of fundraising!


We are so honored to have these amazing eight people fundraising for Going Places during the entire month of August! Everyone has selected their own fundraising goal to meet during the month of August! Follow along to see what virtual raffles, collaborations, and fundraisers they each have going on during the month!


Collectively, our goal is to raise a minimum of $20,000 so we can help fund our 7th and 8th grade schools in 2021!

Head to https://bit.ly/JoyOutReachTeam to learn more! Scroll to the bottom to check out each person's fundraising page!


2020's Joy Outreach Team:

Lynn Snyder, Carolina One

Leyla Gulen, Fox24

Whitney McDuff, Whitney McDuff Consulting

 Kara Hicks, The Boulevard Company

 Donna Ashton, Donna Ashton Coaching

Christian Senger, Holy City Sinner

Hannah Roberts, Virtuall Health and Wellness Coaching

Bob Mattie, W!


We have been thinking about how we can spread Joy NOW to the disadvantaged kids who are quarantined at home due to Covid-19 since we can't give out our bikes.


We decided to create ""Bundles of Joy"" which are bags filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy together! Each bag will have (use an emoji in front of each line item):

4 coloring books

2 packs of crayons

6 pack of different card games

Mini Terrarium (generously provided by Wonder Works)

either legos or a mini Jenga


We will go to one of the largest food pick up locations at a school where 120 families come through daily (1,000's of people make up the member of those families) and give out our ""Bundles of Joy,"" one to each family. People can purchase the items needed to make the Bundles of Joy from our Amazon wish list:




We need these items purchases ASAP so we can give out the bundles by the end of the month!"

Interested in being a sponsor at the gala? Email us!


Have an item to add to our auction? Email us!



Join Going Places for a FREE networking event, powered by Rockstar Connect and hosted by us the last TUESDAY of every month at Bay Street Biergarten, 6-8 pm! Don't forget your business cards because people from every industry will be there! Let’s help each other, work together, and better our community and own lives! 

Follow the Facebook group to be kept in the loop for each event.

A little boy named, Chase, decided to do a fundraiser for Going Places to help raise money for kids his own age who can’t afford what he loves most; a bike! His “Chase’s Cookies for a Cause” raised over $300! If you want to donate to Chase’s fundraiser or you or your child want to create your own fundraiser, 

​check out our CrowdRise account.


8th grade service project​:​ Beads for a PURPOSE, Spreading Joy with Bikes! Ryley Dengler​ has selected Going Places for her 8th grade community service project! When you make a donation through her CrowsRise fundraiser to Going Places of $25 or more​, you will receive a handmade beaded bracelet from her!

​Check out her CrowdRise account.

Melaleuca is doing a fundraiser for Going Places where 5% is donated to us from every order! These are all natural everyday products at target prices! Check out the video! Message us with any questions!

Support Going Places when you shop ​on Amazon by using Amazon Smile​!


Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/81-5267546 and Amazon donates to Going Places! No added cost to you and you still get your same prime deal!

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Going Places

P.O. Box 2188

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Tel: (224) 715-5156


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