'Going Places' launches with goal of keeping children from missing memories


Saturday marched a successful launch for a new charity with a mission of bringing more joy to children.

Local teacher Katie Blomquist started the charity Going Places. She teaches in a Title I school, and noticed the need to bring happiness to underprivileged kids. She worked with the community to provide every student at the school a bike.

Now, she hopes to continue to spread joy.

"We as a community have these accumulating memories, these shared memories of joys as a child and a lot of those are riding bikes, swimming in our pool, going to summer camp. I think we forget there's a whole community and category of children that are missing out on those memories," she said.

Going Places hopes Saturday's event will kick off the attempt to bring more joy to children at Title I schools in the area.

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