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Giving Joy with the Junior League of Gainesville


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Each year, the Thomas Group Realty team partners with the Junior League of Gainesville for their annual holiday event, Miracle on Main Street. Miracle on Main Street – now in its 27th year! – gives parents of underprivileged children an opportunity to “shop” for holiday gifts to give their little ones. Many times, these gifts are the only things their kids will receive under the tree.

The event takes place the first Saturday of December in the Friends of the Library warehouse here in Gainesville. Every year, the Junior League collects and gives away more than $15,000 worth of toys and other gifts to families in Alachua county.

The day is always quite a celebration! The Friends of the Library warehouse is decorated to become a Winter Wonderland. Santa visits, UF student athletes volunteer and play with the children, and Albert and Alberta make an appearance. Music is provided by a DJ and there is a storybook reading station.

Needless to say, Miracle on Main Street is an important event in our community and is, for some, the difference between a few holiday gifts or no gift at all.


Miracle on Main Street and Thomas Group Realty

At Thomas Group, we are passionate about helping in our community and giving to those in need. That’s why we join the Junior League in their efforts to fundraise and we volunteer our time at each annual Miracle on Main Street event.

Throughout the month of November, the Junior League collects gifts and monetary donations for the event. As part of the gifts available to underprivileged families in Alachua County, the group raises funds to purchase bicycles and provides helmets for every bike that is given away.

Miracle on Main Street is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community and we’d like to invite you to join us in partnering with the Junior League of Gainesville. This year, the Thomas Group goal is to raise $1,200 by November 24th – that’s enough to purchase 20 bikes! 

Each bike is $60 and we’re so excited, in fact, that Thomas Group will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to the first $600 donated. Together, we can reach our 20 bike goal.

Of course, all donations for the event are welcomed and appreciated. Any gifts can be dropped off at the Thomas Group Realty office on 91st Terrace. If you plan to make a monetary donation, please make checks out to the Junior League of Gainesville.


Thank you for partnering with us and for your incredible generosity! By taking part in the Miracle on Main Street event, you’re making the difference in the life of a child right here in our community.

Happy holidays!


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