Ramon Gonzales was a retired sheet metal worker in 1970 when he used $125 of his own money to host a Christmas Eve party for the children in his neighborhood. For some of the children, it would be the only gift they received that year.The party is called Miracle on 31st Street, and it’s grown to an event that provides toys, food and fun for thousands of children who live in the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Tucson.
The Regional Transportation Authority is once again collecting toys for the event. We hope that you will help “Fill the Streetcar” with toys this year to donate to the Miracle on 31st Street charity. The toys will be collected in a Streetcar parked on 8th Street, just west of 4th Avenue on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. 6 p.m., so come on by with a new unwrapped toy and help brighten a child's holiday!