|Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC’s “Tow Trucks for Tots” is a non-profit organization made up of the towing community, its suppliers and the wonderful volunteers who raise toys for children during the holiday season.Tow Trucks For Tots has three main goals.
Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC’s “Tow Trucks For Tots” currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest tow truck parade.
Every 2nd Sunday in November, towing companies throughout the Midwest converge to Rockdale, IL (Hollywood Casino) and lineup for the world’s largest tow truck parade. The parade route is 42 miles long. It travels from Rockdale, IL to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. At Toyota Park towing companies unload their collected toys into semi trucks to be distributed to needy children. Meanwhile back at Toyota Park the tow truck driver is given a free Tow Trucks For Tots T-Shirt, all are treated to lunch, live band and the camaraderie of their fellow towers.
During the months before the parade towers are encouraged to collect toys for children ages 0-18 years old. They do this by putting drop boxes at their places of businesses. Some even have large parties and fundraisers to collect toys. All parties and fundraisers are posted on our website and are open to the towing community and general public. Just check under the events section on our website.
All toy donations must be NEW and UNRAPPED. Please NO GUNS, SWORDS, or STUFFED ANIMALS.
Your help is crucial to this programs success.
If you or your business would like to sponsor Tow Trucks for Tots, please call or send an e-mail message to Pat Winer:(815)725-4400 Pwiner8304@aol.com
A sincere thank you to all of our current sponsors!