Christmas in July 2014 Raised Over $82,000!
See how you can get involved next year
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Christmas in July was a huge success thanks to our many sponsors, community partners, community members, and volunteers. The event, held on July 25, 2014, raised over $82,000 in toys and monetary donations for the children treated at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Explore this page to see the smiles that were created and how you can get involved next year.
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. Community partners, sponsors, and local celebrities in the Tampa Bay community come together to celebrate the holiday spirit at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital with fun activities for patients along with a visit from Santa. Local media Magic 94.9 and Fox 13 broadcast live as local businesses, individuals, and St. Joseph's nurses and patients experience the joy of giving.
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.
If you are interested in becoming a supporter of Chrsitmas in July 2015, please call 813.872.0979. We will provide preliminary information and talk to you about how you, your family, your organizatiojn, or your workplace can become a part of this great Tampa tradition.