31st Annual Toy Parade is Ready to Roll on Sunday, Dec. 9

November 28, 2012

Hundreds of motorcyclists will hold a toy drive on wheels to collect toys for abused and neglected children during the 31st annual Toy Parade on Sunday, Dec. 9 to benefit Aviva Children’s Services. Toys will be distributed through Aviva Children’s Services.

This year’s Toy Parade will be sponsored by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and hosted by the Cocio-Estrada Legion post 59 and Morgan McDermott American Legion Post 7. Additional support will be provided by from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 1116, Sun Riders Motorcycle Club, and the Woman’s Auxiliary Club.

All proceeds of the Toy Parade will benefit Aviva Children’s Services, a Tucson-based non-profit agency that provides a variety of services intended to enhance the quality of life for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, and are in the care of Child Protective Services (CPS). Over the past year, the number of Pima County children placed in CPS care has increased by more than 50 percent. More than 3,000 children, from newborns to age 18, are currently in CPS care.

Pre-Registration: Friday December 7, 2012 at Legion Post 7 – 330 W Franklin St. 4 pm – 8 pm

 31st Annual Toy Parade

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Registration:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bike Procession Start:  12 p.m. at Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St.

End:  Morgan McDermott American Legion Post 7- 330 W. Franklin St. – Downtown

Registration:  An online form is available at tep.com/toy parade. Pre-register online by Nov. 20.

Costs:  $20 per rider, $5 per passenger and an unwrapped toy (children under 12 free). Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Monetary donations, gift cards and new, unwrapped toys may also be donated directly to Aviva Children’s Services. For questions or comments, call (520) 237-3965.