February 6, 2021
Since the incorporation of the Evanston Car Cruise in 1996 as a Wyoming nonprofit 501 C3 corporation the mission and goal of the car club has been to provide new winter shoes and coats to Evanston Woming and MT View school children in need from grades K through 12 at no charge. In 2016 we expanded this charity to provide donations to the Evanston SAFV organization, the Evanston Shop with a cop program and the local YAHA home.
The Evanston Car Cruise club members volunteer their time to take children shopping at no charge and receive no monetary compensation of any kind. All the members volunteer their time to make this annual event occur.
This last winter (2020/021) the car club spent over 1000 dollars on new winter shoes and coats for 14 Evanston and MT View school age children.
Winter 2021/022 will be the 26th consecutive year for the car club winter shoes and coats program and depending on how cold the winter and how depressed the local economy is, the car club may spend as much as $3000.00 on winter shoes and coats.
Since 1996, the Evanston Car Cruise car club has spent over $71,000.00 on this charity, with all monies spent right here in Evanston to help our local school age children in need and other charitable causes. When we add in the SAFV, shop with a cop and YAHA donations, the Evanston car cruise has spent over $82,000.00 in total donations to help the Evanston Wyoming community.
Thank you for your consideration of our cause.
E. Kerry McIntyre
Evanston Car Club Donation History
1996 $ 500.00 — Lord's Storehouse
1997 $5,345.09 — (Lord's Storehouse - $900.00)
1998 $4,982,98 — (Lord's Storehouse - $ 50.00)
2001 $4895.05 — (Rachelle Marshall Scholarship- $500)
2014 $ 495.44
2015 $ 792.19
2016 $1,200.00 — SAFV Evanston
2017 $2,300.00 — SAFV Evanston
2018 $ 250.00 — Evanston Police Shop With A Cop
2019 $5,600.00 — SAFV Evanston
2019 $ 250.00 — YAHA Evanston
2019 $ 250.00 — Evanston Police Shop With A Cop
2019 $ 250.00 — Evanston Animal Shelter
2019 $1,401.55 — Shoes and Coats
2020 $ 250.00 — Evanston Police Easter Egg Hunt
2020 $3000.00 — SAFV Evanston
2020 $ 250.00 — YAHA Home
2020 $ 250.00 — Evanston Shop-With-A-Cop
$82,366.07 — Total charitable donations & winter shoes & coats purchased year to date.
E Kerry McIntyre
As a non-club member, Gary felt that it was a shame for good friendships and people to melt away. With some help from founding Small Town Toys member and good friend Russ Easton, a few changes were made and with a simple new edict addressing a past issue and charity for glue, they both felt that new life could easily be breathed into the club again.
Fortunately, most members just jumped right in, and the re-born car club's first new season held two car shows. DJ-ing the shows for several years was done by David B Smith from Evanston's local radio station KEVA. Later Donna Simpson was able to help the car club obtain the services of JC Hackett and his rock n roll racket, and JC is still spinning the wax and emceeing the car show today.