Thank you to our Fill the Streetcar with Toys participants!

Dec. 11, 2019 - We know the streetcar can hold at least 3,000 toys thanks to our generous community. The annual RTA Fill the Streetcar with toys event on Dec. 6 brought in toys for children of all ages. The recipient of the toys, Ramon’s Miracle on 31st Street charity, will give away the toys to children who live in the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the region during a party later this month.

This year the RTA partnered with Sun Link, merchant districts along the route, KGUN 9 and its sponsor, Arby’s, to make this the most successful streetcar toy collection yet. The mood was festive and fun as Santa boarded the streetcar to pick up toys that businesses along the route had collected for the event.

Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus, Pistor Middle School Choir and Walden Grove High School PAC Dance Team provided holiday entertainment in the afternoon.

Some people who donated toys had never been on the streetcar. “Stopping by with a toy to fill the streetcar is (was) a great way to get an inside look of the vehicle for those who have never ridden it before,” said Sun Link Operations Supervisor Nelson Hall.

Next year will be the 50th year of the Miracle on 31st Street toy distribution. We hope you will again help us Fill the Streetcar with toys to brighten the holidays for children in need.

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