Our Purpose

The purpose of Cruisin’ Gratiot is to organize an annual car cruise as a community event which is family friendly, highlights the city of Eastpointe, encourages visitors to patronize local businesses, and provides a forum for local charities to raise funds.

In addition to securing funding for the event from various major sponsors, Eastpointe Cruisin’ Gratiot will donate proceeds to charitable organizations which focus on local needs. If you know of or support a local charity and would like for it to be considered for a future cruise, please download and complete the Charity Registration form.


Our Beneficiaries

Over the years, the following organizations have received either monetary or in-kind donations:

Amvets Post 27 - CARE of Southeast Michigan - Champions for Life:Vision Hope - East Detroit High School In-House Scholarship - East Detroit High School Golf Club - EDHS Band Boosters - Eastpointe Community Chest Networking Forum - Eastside Teen Outreach, Evangelical Homes of Michigan – Goodfellows – Love Life Church - Holy Innocents/St. Barnabas Revelations Youth Group -  H.O.P.E. Center - Leukemia Society Michigan Chapter - Macomb Homeless Education Project - Muscular Dystrophy Association Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society - Northeast Church of Christ - Play Place for Autistic Children - Ray of Hope - St. Veronica’s Men’s Club and Youth Group