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. On Friday, July 25th, 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 will 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. For concrete examples of what Christmas in July donations will fund, click our "Donate Now" section above.
This page includes many opportunities for involvement. Explore the four options above to decide how you, your company, or your family can become champions for St. Joe's Kids. The first two options are most popular with corporations and local businesses, while civic organizations and individuals are more likely to choose the last two options. If you need assistance, or would like to tailor your involvement, call the Foundation office at 813-872-0979 and we will be happy to help you.