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 2019. Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Org. All rights reserved.





What is the Downed Riders Fund? The Downed Riders Fund is a way for us to help our own members, according to our mission statement.

Who qualifies for it? Any member facing hardship. He or she does not have to have been in an actual motorcycle accident. The Downed Riders Fund has given money to members to help pay surgical bills or after a house fire.

How do I apply? A member must present a letter of request to the Board of Directors. They will then discuss it and vote on it, and a majority vote is needed to approve the request.  Each case is considered on its individual merits and a member can submit a request on another member's behalf. 

If I've already received help from the Downed Riders Fund, can I get it again? Yes, for another, separate incident. No member can claim this benefit more than one time in a 12-month period.

Where does the money come from? The Downed Riders Fund is replenished through our 50/50 raffle sales or through donations specifically designated for the fund.