This website is dedicated to the memory of TFT Parade Member Ed May who created the first Parade website, with Jack Voss, in 1999.

This format was designed by Sharon Allen, and now maintained by Jack Voss.

​Copyright 2017. Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Org. All rights reserved.

​​​​​​THE CHICAGOLAND

TOYS  FOR  TOTS 

MOTORCYCLE PARADE​

For a complete listing of Chicago area motorcycle events and more go to


THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE GUIDE​

 www.chicagomotorcycleguide.com

We're Painting it Forward!

Join us in FUNdraising with the folks behind the Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade! Fundraising efforts for The Parade continue throughout the year to defer the cost of The Parade itself and to purchase toys. Chicagoland Toys for Tots volunteers distribute these toys to individuals, group homes, shelters, hospitals and youth groups throughout the city. Send in a photo of your ride (car, bike, boat, etc!) by July 23rd! 

If you don't have a ride, paint your pet instead! We'll print it on a 16"x20" canvas and our artists will help you bring it to life with paint (and a little help from our bartenders). 

Join us in supporting Chicago's Children!

Sunday, August 6th
Pinot's Palette Logan Square
2768 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Party begins at 10:30 am.  


 Painting begins at 11:00 am

Event tickets $65

Send a high res photo of your ride (or pet) to pinotspalettelogansquare@gmail.com

Please arrive close to 10:30 am to grab a drink, mingle, and get ready to paint!

Register here: 
https://www.pinotspalette.com/logansquare/event/168110

We can't wait to paint it forward with you! Cheers!

THE 40TH ANNUAL CHICAGO

TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

Updated 7-19-2017

DONATE TO THE TFT PARADE
The Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization will gladly accept not only your toy donations but also your generous financial gifts.
​You may send all your donations to our offices at
8900 South Odell Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois, 60455. 
Call our offices at 708-598-4909, or go to the "Meet The Board"

page (above) to contact any member of our Board of Directors 

and

​​Welcome to the

40th  Annual

Chicagoland

Toys For Tots

Motorcycle Parade

"The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade" is an annual event in Chicago on the first Sunday in December. 
Each year 40 to 50 thousand motorcycle riders come to Chicago to ride together and donate toys for needy children.
All motorcyclists are welcome to participate in The Parade, provided they meet the following two requirements.

Every rider must bring at least one new, unwrapped toy to donate, and each motorcycle must display a clear, unobscured license plate.
Thanks for your support, and please consider becoming a TFT Parade volunteer. It takes many hands to organize The Parade.

 Help is always needed.

PARADE NEWS

AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

We recommend these coming events!

Send us the flyer for your event. If we like it, we'll share it.

Hello all.....summer is right around the corner and before you know it....show time....
Chicagoland Motorcycle Parade Toys For Tots will be participating in various activities including the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago....we need to get our float ready. ..looking for volunteers to help. The float is currently being stored at the River Park Moose lodge in River Grove. ..We need ideas for our theme (outside of the obvious)....ready....GO!

Questions or comments about

The Parade or this website ?

Contact Jack at jack@jackvoss.com

2016 TFT Parade Photos

by Jack Voss


Click on

"2016 Parade 39th Year"

above.

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NEXT MEETINGS/EVENTS

All dates are tentative.  More events will be added.

 

Tuesday, August 15--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW

Saturday, Sept. 16-- Kick-off Party   Rhine VFW     4PM

Tuesday, Sept. 19--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW 

Monday, Sept. 25--North side Kick-off Party  Moose Lodge  6:30pm

Monday, Oct. 16--North side Meeting   Moose Lodge  7pm

Tuesday, Oct. 17--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW

Friday, Oct. 20--1st General Meeting    Rhine VFW   7PM

Monday, Oct. 23--North side Meeting   Moose Lodge  7pm

Friday, Oct. 27--2nd General Meeting   Rhine VFW

Monday, Oct.--North side Special Event   Raffles   Moose Lodge  7pm

Friday, Nov. 3--3rd General Meeting    Rhine VFW

Monday, Nov. 6--North side Meeting   Moose Lodge    7pm

Friday, Nov. 10--4th Veterans Day Party   Rhine VFW

Monday, Nov. 13--North side Tagging Meeting   Moose Lodge  7pm

Friday, Nov. 17--5th General Meeting     Rhine VFW

Saturday, Nov. 18--Tagging Day   Time TBA

Monday, Nov. 20--North side Meeting   Moose Lodge   7pm

​Tuesday, Nov. 21--Board of Directors Meeting    Rhine VFW

Sunday, Nov. 26--DeVry Walk-Through  DeVry   10am

Monday, Nov. 27-- North side Meeting   Moose Lodge   7pm

Friday, Dec. 1--6th General Meeting    Rhine VFW

​Saturday, Dec. 2--DeVry Walk-Through  DeVry  11am

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3--40TH CHICAGO TFT MOTORCYCLE PARADE

Friday, Dec. 8--De-briefing Meeting   Rhine VFW

Monday, Dec. 9--Northside De-Briefing Meeting   Moose Lodge  7pm





BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

RHINE VFW  5858 SOUTH ARCHER 

BEGINNING AT 7:00pm

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