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​

PARADE NEWS

AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Dear Friends. Please be patient. The Parade Product Committee has ordered additional shirts and pins. When these items become available the information will be posted on Facebook and the Parade website. When? As soon as possible. We appreciate your great support, and thank you for it.

TO MAKE A DONATION,

CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.

We recommend these coming events!

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



BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017

RHINE VFW  5858 SOUTH ARCHER 

BEGINNING AT 7:00pm

The Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization has ordered additional 40th anniversary long sleeve t-shirts and pins. 
When these items become available they will be sold at the Parade Offices at 8900 South Odell in Bridgeview, and in the Parade's online store at http://shop.chicagolandtft.org/.
Check the TFT Parade Facebook and website pages for availability.

THE 41ST ANNUAL CHICAGO

TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018

DONATE TO THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE 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.


Or just click here...                

​​Welcome to the

40th year of the

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.

Questions or comments about

The Parade or this website ?

Contact Jack at jack@jackvoss.com

CHICAGOLAND TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE MEETINGS/EVENTS

All dates are tentative.  More events will be added.


The Rhine VFW is located at 5858 South Archer Avenue in Chicago.

The River Park Moose Lodge is located at 8601 Fullerton in River Grove, Illinois.


​​​​Monday, Dec. 11--North side De-Briefing Meeting   Moose Lodge  7PM

Tuesday, Dec. 19--Board of Directors Meeting     Rhine VFE   7PM

Friday, Jan. 5--Nomination Meeting     Rhine VFW    7PM

Tuesday, Jan. 16--Board of Directors/Nomination Meeting  Rhine VFW  7PM

Friday, Jan. 19--Nomination Meeting    Rhine VFW   7PM

Sunday, Feb. 18--Elections   Rhine VFW   Voting from 2PM-6PM

Tuesday, Feb. 20--Board Meeting   Rhine VFW  7PM

Tuesday, March 20--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW  7PM

Tuesday, April 17--Board of Directors Meeting    Rhine VFW   7PM

Tuesday, May 15--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

Tuesday, June 19--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM

Tuesday, July 17--Board of Directors Meeting  Rhine VFE    7PM

Tuesday, August 21--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

Saturday, Sept. 3--2018 Kick-Off Party   Rhine VFW   4PM

Tuesday, Sept. 18--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

Tuesday, Oct. 16--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM

Tuesday, Nov. 20--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM

​SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2--41ST CHICAGO TFT MOTORCYCLE PARADE

Tuesday, Dec. 18--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM







TO MAKE A DONATION,



CLICK BUTTON !

To request a toy, you must mail an actual letter to us, and remember we do not accept emails, texts, or fax. The letter must contain a brief description of the need, along with the age and genders of the children and the contact information. All toy requests are thoroughly examined and vetted by volunteers from our Toy Committee. All letters must be in our hands by December 20.

          Send your letter to:
​              Toy Request
              Chicago TFT Motorcycle Parade
              P.O. Box 388500
              Chicago, IL, 60638


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We regret to announce the passing of TFT Parade member #381 Rose Nicolias.

Rose E. Nicolais (nee Schwingel), age 52. Loving mother of Sheena. Proud “Memaw” of Hennessy.  Loving “Seestor” of Dawn and the late Chuck Schwingel.  Dear cousin, niece and friend to many.
​Visitation Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel). 

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


THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE GUIDE​

 www.chicagomotorcycleguide.com

HOW TO REQUEST TOYS

Updated 12-11-2017

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