Anthony Calloway has been a participant in the Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade for many years.  He is a retired Veterans Administration computer operator, and a motorcycle rider who rides thousands of miles each year despite the fact that he lost his right leg in an accident when he was in his teens. He rides with his crutches mounted to the side of his Gold Wing.
This month's issue of "Wing World" magazine features a fascinating story about Anthony and his riding exploits. 
We hope to see him in many more TFT Parades, and wish him many more years of riding adventures.

Monday, October 22  7pm

North side

​River Park Moose Lodge

​8601 Fullerton


PARADE NEWS          

AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Become a Chicago Parade volunteer at any meeting.

​Chicago TFT Parade merchandise is available for sale at all meetings.

Get your 2018 pins, shirts, caps, and more before Parade Day, December 2.

TO MAKE A DONATION,



CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.

TFT Parade member in Motorcycle Cannonball Run

Have you seen the new Shriner's Hospital TV commercials? 

You may recognize a familiar face.  One of the many children featured is the young lady who rode with Santa in the 2014 Chicago TFT Parade.


​Support the Shriner's Hospitals, go to 

www.ShrinersHospitalsForChildren.org.

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TFT Parade assists Arianna Wings

Parade rider Anthony Calloway

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​42 days until The Parade    Page updated 10-21-2018

Our next meetings...

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...                

VOSS

                                      

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.

​Copyright 2018. Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Org. All rights reserved.

Click here to visit the TFT Parade Store and purchase official TFT Parade merchandise.

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. 

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018--North side Meeting    River Park Moose   7PM

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018--4th General Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018--Tier Leader Meeting  Fat Daddy's   7PM

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018--5th General Meeting    Rhine VFW    7PM

Monday, Nov.5, 2018--North side Meeting    River Park Moose   7PM

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018--Military Appreciation Party   Rhine VFW   7PM

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018--North side Meeting    River Park Moose  7PM

​Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018--Poster-Tagging Day on Western

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM

​Monday, Nov. 26, 2018--North side Meeting   River Park Moose   7PM

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018--7th General Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

​SUNDAY, DEC. 2--41st CHICAGO TFT MOTORCYCLE PARADE   9:30AM

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018--De-Briefing Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM

Friday, October 26  7pm  South side

​Rhine VFW

​5858 South Archer

We recommend these coming events!

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



THE NEXT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018

RHINE VFW    5858 SOUTH ARCHER 

MEMBERS WELCOME!   BEGINS AT 7:00pm

From the Lucky 13 Team, Fred Wacker, Joe Walano and TFT Parade member Frank Schiddel. Our little bike that could, covered 3412 miles over 16 days to finish first in class and second overall. This is the first Hedstrom Indian to complete all the miles in all the 5 motorcycle cannonballs. Thanks for all the help and support.

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


THE  41ST  ANNUAL 

CHICAGOLAND

TOYS FOR TOTS 

MOTORCYCLE  PARADE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
Dan Ryan Woods   Starts at 9:30am

  To request a toy, you must mail an actual letter to us, for we do not accept emails, texts, or fax. Your 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 of our Toy Committee. All letters must be in our hands by December 20.

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


​​​The Chicagoland

Toys For Tots

Motorcycle Parade

Celebrating our 40th year !

"The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade" is 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 to 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!

​​​​​​THE CHICAGOLAND

TOYS  FOR  TOTS 

MOTORCYCLE PARADE​

Thank you Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade once again for aiding Arianna Wings.
This is our sixth year for Andy and me working with Kelly, and for your generous donations of Toys and product for this worthy cause, to aid families financial strains, due to mounting medical expenses. Once again we were able to raise quite a bit of monies last night for the featured child this year Kinzingtyn Roozee aka Kinzee! Her family, Arianna Wings, and we appreciate your                                                                                       continued kindness!   Thanks!
                                                                        Robert "Cooch" Kuczera TFT #129

                                                        Andy Strzemp   TFT #397

                                                                              Kelly Roberts /Arianna Wings Director

Santa's passenger in TV ads

Here is the latest news from the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Run, the competition for motorcycles made before 1929. Over 100 riders started in Portland, Maine and traveled over 3500 miles to Portland, Oregon.

How to request toys.