Toys For Tots
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.
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.
The head of a Far South Side church missed the deadline for Toys for Tots. But needy kids will get Christmas presents this afternoon.
Rev. Virgil Jones made a mistake and hopes that hundreds of children in his Far South Side neighborhood don’t suffer.
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.
The Marines’ Toys for Tots program in the Chicago area is still several hundred thousand toys short – with Christmas just three weeks away.