Founded 1970
Location Tucson, Arizona
Event Overview

Celebrating Our 53rd Year of Bringing Joy to Children

Where: Tucson Greyhound Park

When: December 17th 2023 @ 10AM

Location: 2601 S 3rd Ave, Tucson AZ 85713

Ramon's Miracle on 31st Street is a Christmas Celebration for the children who live in Tucson’s most 

 disadvantaged neighborhoods.




It started 53 years ago when Ramon Gonzales, a retired sheet metal worker, took $125 from his own pocket to host a

 Christmas Eve party for the neighborhood children. The party was held at his house on 31st Street in South Tucson.

(Hence the name, “Ramon's Miracle on 31st Street”.)

Gonzales lived in a small stucco home, and initially he cooked hot dogs in the backyard.

 While Ramon's son Manuel, and Ramon's wife Carmen, are the current driving force of the program, 

 in the true spirit of giving, other community members have volunteered to assist in many ways.

Currently, more than 100 community members join in to help. 

A few years ago “Miracle” became is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, with no paid staff. 

The Board and the more 

 than 100 people who come together every year are all volunteers.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council has generously donated the use of the Casino Del Sol's AVA

Equilibrium Real Estate Investment has generously donated the use of the Greyhound Park

 Theatre for the many children we are expecting to attend the event.


The Board of Directors are grateful for all the community support including:

Equilibrium Real Estate Investments

The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council  and  Casino Del Sol

Casa Maria

South Tucson

Knights Of Pythias Tucson Lodge #9

Forty Niner Golf Course


Ray Rico & Truly Nolen

Beatriz Vidal & Pima Federal Credit Union

Kathy Lorenz & Cashbox Jewelery

Chaplin Automotive

Suavecito Vida

Larry & The Az Raider Nation Fan Club of Tucson

Pima County Street Bike

PHP Agency

Optima Medical Center Tucson



Lidia Camarillo & KGUN9 News

Valerie Cavazos & KOLD13 News

The Pima Association of Governments 

The City of Tucson

Gloria Kolbert & Local Business "Looks Skin Boutique" for being the proud sponsor of this Website


Local Mariachi Groups that come by to play for the children.

DJ's that provide additional music

Thanks to the countless community members who make cash donations

We can’t even begin to Thank everyone who joins in to help with whatever they are able to give.

We do it for the kids 


General Information

This year we are expecting more than 10,000 children .

Every Toy You Donate - Goes Directly to a Child .


Toys can be dropped off at the following locations in Tucson:

Cashbox Jewelery 2014 South Craycroft


MODPizza 3460 South Kino Pkwy Suite #110

PHP Agency 4500 E Speedway Blvd #8

Optima Medical Center Tucson

5981 E Grant Rd #115, Tucson AZ 85712

The Home of Ramon Gonzales (Founder) Anytime

2019 West Ajo Way Tucson, Az. 85713


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*We need Volunteers to entertain the kids such as balloon animal makers, Face Painters,  & Clowns*

(If you, or someone you know, can donate services in these fields please contact Manuel in advance)


Every Dollar You Donate - Goes Directly Towards Hosting The Event. 

Please email or call Manuel for making donations, volunteering,  or any other information.

Manuel Gonzales (520) 389-3228



Ramon's Miracle on 31st Street is a Christmas Celebration for children who live in some of Tucson’s 

 most disadvantaged neighborhoods.


Purpose To bring Joy to the children
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