July 1 - 31, 2015
Christmas in July is a month-long, community-wide fundraiser for St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Every year, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Foundation aids corporations, local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals in bringing some mid-year holiday cheer to the kids that need it most.
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On Friday, July 31, from 7am-1pm, all of the community partners, sponsors, and donors will come together to celebrate their month-long fundraising efforts. Local media Magic 94.9 and Fox 13 broadcast live as local businesses and individuals share in the joy of giving, patients have a special visit from Santa, and volunteers help collect toy and monetary donations from community members .
Health care settings are often stressful and frightening experiences for children and families. Providing recreation, developmental play, and play therapy gives kids strategies for coping and bring a momentary escape from their illness. It is through generous community support, and events like Christmas in July, that St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is able to provide these services that dramatically alter a child’s hospital experience.
There are several options for event involvement, including online team fundraising, corporate sponsorship, hosting or attending events in the community, or making a donation directly to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Simply select one of these options in red at the top of the page. For any questions, please call the Foundation at 813-872-0979.
Caroling In July Challenge
Get in the holiday spirit with the Caroling in July Challenge. It’s easy! Shoot a video of yourself singing the first two lines of your favorite Christmas song. Post it on your social media and challenge three friends to do the same. If you don’t want to sing, you can make a donation to our Christmas in July Donation drive or do both. Remember to use #CarolingInJuly in your posts! Sing it! Share it! Tag your friends!