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Miracle On 31st Street still accepting donations

Posted at 3:25 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 13:23:02-05

The time to donate toys to Miracle On 31st Street is running out.

On December 23, thousands of children are expected to line up outside of AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol to receive their gifts.

Founder of the event, Ramon Gonzales, says this all started about 47 years ago with about 15 kids. Since then, the event has grown by the thousands. 

His home is already filled with toys that were donated. 

"It looks like I'm trapped in here. Can't find a place to eat or sleep or anything because we're loaded with toys." 

Gonzales said one of his nightmares is not to be able to give every child in line a toy. 

"I always have nightmares wondering what am I going to do if the last kid, if I don't have enough toys for the last kid that has been standing there for four, five hours and I have to tell that little girl or little boy that I don't have enough toys." 

Below is a list of available locations if anyone is interested in still donating before the event on Saturday at eight in the morning. 

Toy donations can be dropped off at:

  • Old Pueblo Clinic on Grant Road
  • Hughes Federal Credit Union
  • 7820 N. Cortaro Rd.
  • 7970 N. Thornydale Rd.
  • 971 W. Wetmore Rd.
  • 951 E. Hermans Rd.
  • 3131 E. Speedway Blvd.
  • 280 N. Pantano Rd.
  • 8701 S. Kolb Rd.
  • El Guero Canelo
    • 5201 S 12th Ave
    •  2480 N Oracle Rd
  • The Bamboo Terrace, 1754 W Ajo Way
  • Famous Sam’s, 2320 N Silverbell Rd
  • Rodolfo’s Taco Shop
    • 1708 W Ajo Way, Tucson
    •  862 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista
    • 2019 W. Ajo Way.

Check donations can be made to “Ramon’s Miracle on 31st Street” and mailed to 2019 W Ajo Way.