THE 42ND ANNUAL
TOYS FOR TOTS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
Dan Ryan Woods Starts at 9:30am
Celebrating our 41st year !
"The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade" began in 1978 and has since become an annual tradition in Chicago on the first Sunday in December.
Each year 40,000 to 50,000 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 current license plate.
And please consider becoming a TFT Parade volunteer. It takes many hands to organize The Chicago TFT Parade. Help is always needed.
Thanks for your support!
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION 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 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...
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.
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, April 12, 2019--Special Bylaws Update Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2019--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, July, 16, 2019--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019-- Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Saturday, September 21, 2019--Kick-off Party Rhine VFW 4PM
Friday, October 11, 2019--General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, October 15, 2019--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, October 25, 2019--General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Saturday, November 9, 2019--Military Appreciation Party Rhine VFW 6PM
Friday, November 15, 2019--General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, November 22, 2019--General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, November 29, 2019--General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Saturday, November 30, 2019--Woods and End Walk Through TBA
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1--42ND TFT PARADE DAN RYAN WOODS 9:30AM
Friday, December 6, 2019--DeBriefing Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020--Board Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
We recommend these coming events!
Send us the flyer for your event. If we like it, we'll share it.
Here are the results of the 2019 Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization Elections held Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Rhine VFW.
We thank the members who assisted in counting the votes. They were, Roy Miller TFT#874, Shelby Wisniewski TFT#1707, Oscar Flores TFT#2137, and Beverly Tucker TFT#2027, and Matthew Ksycki for keeping the counting secure.
There were a total of 136 ballots submitted.
For Vice-president, Tom Dertz received 132 votes.
For Treasurer, Geo Webster received 114 votes.
For Product Manager, Scott Rehak received 126 votes.
For North side Coordinator, Gary Diamond received 41 votes and Maynard Marsh received 92 votes.
We congratulate VP Tom Dertz, new Treasurer Geo Webster, Product Manager Scott Rehak and returning North side Officer Maynard Marsh.
We thank retiring officer Lin Mifflin for her many years of service, and former officer Gary Diamond for accepting the North side Coordinator nomination. We thank Geo Webster for her service as North Side Coordinator, and welcome her as our new Treasurer.
Finally, a big thanks to all the wonderful members who braved the weather and came out to vote.
The Board of Directors Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Rhine VFW at 7pm
Jack Voss TFT#415
For a complete listing of Chicago area motorcycle events and more go to
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 is now maintained by Jack Voss.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
RHINE VFW 5858 SOUTH ARCHER
MEMBERS WELCOME! BEGINS AT 7:00pm
Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade December 2, 2018
Sonny Fox is feeling positive with Gwenn Fox. (3-13-19)
Waiting for transport to university of Chicago. Shouldn’t be too much longer. She is stable and ready to go!
Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and support. I want to personally thank you all!! This has been a very stressful and emotional time for myself and others closest to her. My mom is the strongest person I know and she will get thought this 😊
We are confident this is the next step in the right direction for a full recovery. She is headed to one of the best medical centers in the world and we are very grateful she is going there.
Please continue to keep her in your prayers and keep the support coming ♥️
If anybody would like updates, please feel free to message me or text me.
Click here to visit the TFT Parade Store and purchase official TFT Parade merchandise.
Toys For Tots
Questions or comments about
The Parade or this website ?
Contact Jack at email@example.com
From Tom Dertz (3-12-19) ...
Gwenn Fox has had multiple surgeries. She just got out of surgery as we speak. If she is stable by the morning, Community Hospital is transferring her out to UofC. She is still in a medically induced coma (day 11). At this point they feel as if they can no longer care for her and she needs a specialist. Prayers needed.
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