CRUISIN’ FOR THE COMMUNITY! SHOREWOOD KIWANIS PRESENTS
THE ANNUAL HARPER CHARITY CRUISE -Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Shorewood Kiwanis needs you, the classic car enthusiast that lovingly restores these beauties and loves to show them off! What is a classic car cruise without cool cars and amazing drivers? The Harper Charity Cruise is a fun, family-friendly place to show off your favorite ride! Any and all are welcome, no registration or fees. The Cruise runs annually on Harper Avenue between Old Eight Mile Road and Martin/Bayside Road in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Now more than 2 decades old, The Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise attracts drivers and attendees from miles away and the residents of St. Clair Shores turn out in droves. The Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise is a premier summer event in the city of St. Clair Shores, and the only 100% charity driven classic car cruise in Michigan! Shorewood solicits sponsorships from the generous businesses and supporters of this event each year and these donations allow them to produce an event of ever-increasing size and popularity. This non-commercial car cruise is an opportunity for Shorewood Kiwanis to raise funds for the charity partners that participate along the route by selling official Harper Charity Cruise T-shirts and collecting donations. Every person making a contribution to one of the many donation canisters receives a green and white “Harper Avenue” street sign placard sponsored each year by Cruis’N News.
Any cruisers, who need a break, are welcome at the parties up and down the route that evening. Watch for the “open party” vs. “private party” signs – open parties are open to the public; help thank these sponsoring businesses by frequenting their establishments.
Any funds generated above and beyond expenses and donations to the charity partners are used to support the numerous community service projects and donations of Shorewood Kiwanis. These dollars are funneled by Shorewood Kiwanis right back into the community that they serve so well. “Improving the world, one community, one child at a time since 1959”, Shorewood produces this annual summer event – an event so enjoyable the attendees forget that each and every one is performing an act of community service. Every dollar donated, every T-shirt purchased and every dollar spent with the businesses that sponsor this amazing event, is an act of giving back to their community.
The Charity Workers wear green volunteer T-shirts. This group of amazing volunteers is made up of Shorewood members and their families, city residents and members of the very organizations who receive funds every year from the proceeds of this event. Remember, only individuals wearing the official volunteer shirt are allowed to solicit donations at events or in the crowd. For your donation, you will receive an “I GAVE” yellow sticker. Wear it proudly so we know that you have already donated!
Once a year, The Harper Charity Cruise draws attendees, drivers, and families together for a few hours of fun, awe and community service! It’s a not miss event! Sponsorship opportunities are closed; however, you may make a direct donation to Shorewood Kiwanis by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail a check to P.O. Box 87, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Visit www.harpercruise.org for up to date information, and check out past cruises. Although it’s a blast, it’s always all about the kids!