Toys For Tots

One of the thousands of motorcycles taking part in the annual Toys for Tots Parade. (Credit; Nancy Harty)

Thousands Of Motorcycles Ride Down Western For Annual Toys For Tots Parade

Once again, Western Avenue from the South Side of Chicago to the north was packed with motorcycles today for the 37th annual Toys for Tots Parade.


Trucks collecting toys downtown. (Credit: Marian Sobh.)

Tow Trucks Collect Toys Downtown For Needy Kids

A small parade of tow trucks made an appearance in downtown Chicago this evening not to tow cars, but to deliver toys, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.


Toys For Tots

Anonymous Donor Gives $25K To ‘Toys For Tots’ After Theft

An anonymous donor helped save Christmas for the local Toys for Tots charity on Tuesday, after news a former volunteer embezzled $25,000 and left Christmas in jeopardy for many disadvantaged children.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Toys For Tots

More Than 8,000 Ride In Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade

Mild temperatures in the 50s over the weekend contributed to one of the largest Toys for Tots annual motorcycle parade in the past several years.

WBBM Newsradio–12/05/2011

Sanctuary Family Worship Center

Church Misses Deadline, But Still Gets Toys

The head of a Far South Side church missed the deadline for Toys for Tots. But needy kids will get Christmas presents this afternoon.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2010

Pastor Virgil Jones (CBS)

Pastor Misses Toys For Tots Deadline, Asks For Public’s Help

Rev. Virgil Jones made a mistake and hopes that hundreds of children in his Far South Side neighborhood don’t suffer.


Toys For Tots Logo. (AP Graphic)

Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Kicks Off Despite Chilly Weather

It was a cold winter day on Sunday but no snow fell on the Chicago area, as thousands of motorcyclists took the streets for the 33rd Annual Chicagoland Motorcycle Parade for the Toys for Tots program.

WBBM Newsradio–12/05/2010

Toys For Tots Logo. (AP Graphic)

‘Toys For Tots’ Is Short On Toys

The Marines’ Toys for Tots program in the Chicago area is still several hundred thousand toys short – with Christmas just three weeks away.

WBBM Newsradio–12/03/2010