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Record #: R2018-1247   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: Congratulations extended to Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade on 41st anniversary and recognition of December 2, 2018, as "Toys for Tots Day in Chicago"
Sponsors: Laurino, Margaret
Attachments: 1. R2018-1247.pdf

Whereas, 2018 marks the 41st Anniversary of the Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade which is the largest of its kind in the world, 2018 is also the 71st Anniversary ofthe U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, and;

Whereas, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve coordinates the national Toys for Tots program with local units working in concert with communities and with recognized local social welfare agencies throughout the United States to customize each campaign to local needs, and;

Whereas, since 1978 the Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade has conducted its annual event, first led by U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Ed "Aminal" Wisniewski and five other individuals. Eventually developing into a Chicagoland tradition involving tens of thousands of motorcyclists with many other donors, volunteer workers, corporations, small businesses, and officials ofthe private and public sector all donating their time, energies and moneys towards making a joyful Christmas holiday for children and organizations in need in the Chicagoland area.

Whereas, on Sunday December 2nd 2018, hundreds of volunteers of the wonderful Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade, led by "Jolly Old Elf", will gather at the Dan Ryan Woods Grove at 85th and Western Avenue on Chicago's South Side followed by thousands of toy-bearing motorcyclists, to assist the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Whereby, they wiM orchestrate this motorcade to DeVry University on Chicago's North Side and many will join in celebration at Gambler's located at 4909 N. Pulaski hosted by longtime supporter, Jackie Sivioen. These brand new toys being delivered via motorcycles will eventually be distributed to needy children throughout Chicagoland in time for Christmas, and;

Whereas, the leaders of this great City of Chicago join the volunteers pf Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve To...

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