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 PARADE AND THE MARINE CORPS
To request toys from Chicagoland Toys for Tots,
write a letter specifying the age and genders of the children and why they need help to:
Chicago TFT Motorcycle Parade Organization
P.O. Box 388500
Chicago, IL 60638
To request toys from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org or call 773-539-6464, ext 311.
The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. Our mission is to provide toys to individuals, youth groups, shelters, hospitals and group homes throughout the city. We are a separate and distinct entity from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
The USMCR Toys for Tots donates toys to charities only. When they receive requests from individuals, they forward them to us.
The USMCR toy boxes have the red train logo. The Chicagoland Toys for Tots boxes have the Biker Bear logo.
Chicagoland Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Tots for Tots both work to ensure that every kid in Chicago gets a Christmas.
TOYS FOR TOTS
All of the toys collected in Chicagoland Toys for Tots toys boxes are brought to our warehouse and distributed by our volunteers. We only donate some of the toys collected at the parade itself to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, making us its single largest contributor.