"Toys for Tots" page
December 2, 2007 at 9AM,
The 2007 parade dedications:
Frank "Dawg" Moraza TFT #780
Ray "Moose" Mussatto TFT #735
Toys for Tots Parade 2007
The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade hope and pray that you all return home soon and safe. God Bless!
Semper Fi !
(December 2007) Thanks for showing your level of commitment to start the annual toy drives for both the Chicagoland Motorcycle Parade and the USMC Toys for Tots programs this past Sunday. Despite the rain and cold, the love in your hearts maintained a holiday tradition for our 30th Anniversary Motorcycle Parade, which aided the 2nd Battalion 24th Marines. Once again we were faced with inclement weather conditions. So once again, as the founder Ed "Aminal" Wisniewski previously stated, "the big hearts of bikers would be serving snot nosed children at Christmas".
We would like to thank all those in the City of Chicago that aid us. Thanks to the 2nd Battalion 24th Marines on Foster Avenue for continuing a 60 year tradition for the USMC Toys for Tots campaign, despite your unit being deployed to the Middle East. May God Bless all our Marines and all our soldiers for a safe return home. Thanks to a great team of volunteers known as the, Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization. Lastly thanks to the "Bikers with Big hearts" that rode their iron reindeers bearing toys on a sloppy, cold and rainy day, showing us you have the love of commitment on the First Sunday in December in Chicago to make sure, "Every needy child deserves a new toy at Christmas."
Thank you for your support for 30 years, and until next year on the First Sunday in December (12/7/08), we wish you and your families ... A Joyous Holiday season and Safe and Prosperous New year
President of Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade
Robert "Cooch" Kuczera and all its Volunteers
PS: As you all know this parade only starts our campaign and if the weather deterred your participation, You can still help us. There are toy drop boxes all over the City of Chicago. That is what this motorcade of motorcycles on the First Sunday in December is all about. It starts the spirit in the city of Chicago for collecting brand new toys for children at Christmas. You can deliver toys to our warehouse, you can deliver toys to any of the drop locations posted on our Web site, and you can deliver toys to the KB Toy stores in the Chicagoland area. They will be gathering toys for us thru 12/31/07. So please visit our Web-site at: www.ChicagolandTFT.org for posting of toy drop locations and or contact us via our Hot Line (773-866-TOYS) to finish the task at hand that the motorcycle parades starts annually.
Chicagoland Toys For Tots
P.O. Box 388260
Chicago, IL 60638