Mount Pleasant’s Going Places Seeks Volunteers for Massive Bike Giveaway


Mount Pleasant-based nonprofit Going Places is giving away a ton of bicycles to Charleston-area students and partnering with an Arizona non-profit to expand its reach nationally.

In a recent press release, Going Places announced a partnership with the Arizona-based DeeAnn Flores Schertz Foundation. This collaboration will result in all 830 students at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary in Arizona receiving new bicycles, locks, helmets, and bicycle pumps. DeeAnn Flores Schertz, the foundation’s namesake and a former teacher at Hartford Elementary, had a tradition of gifting bicycles to students. The distribution of the new bicycles and accessories is scheduled for February 12, coinciding with what would have been her 60th birthday and the anniversary of her passing.

Additionally, Going Places has an excess of bicycles to collect from two schools – 70 from Minnie Hughes and 20 from Goodwin – and is seeking volunteers to assist with loading them into two box trucks, then transferring them to a storage semi-truck. Volunteers can sign up for multiple time slots, even if only available at the storage truck location, to expedite the process.

The bike loading event is set for Friday, January 26th, with the following schedule and locations:

  • Minnie Hughes Elementary (10:30am – 11:15am) at 8548 Willtown Rd, Hollywood, SC 29449
  • Goodwin Elementary (12pm – 12:30pm) at 5501 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418
  • Going Places Storage Semi Truck (12:45pm- 1:30pm) at CMC Logistics, 2396-A Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

Directions to CMC Logistics include turning right after the black iron metal fence on Aviation Avenue, before the tracks, following the sign for Vulcan, continuing along the tracks, turning right at Concrete Supply, with the destination being the first yard on the right.