St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital's Christmas in July Donation Drive Underway

July 05, 2022
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is holding a donation drive to provide funding for special therapies, activities and toys that help kids cope with being in the hospital.


St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital's month-long donation drive helps provide funding for special therapies, activities and toys that help kids cope with being in the hospital. 

“When a cancer diagnosis, traumatic injury or serious medical condition replaces a child’s carefree days with chemotherapy treatments, needle pricks, surgeries, and long hospital stays, it can be a lot to deal with,” said St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital President Sarah Naumowich. “Donations made during the Christmas in July campaign allow us to provide patients with the special attention and added comfort that is just as important to their healing as the world-class medical care they are receiving.” 

Contributions made during Christmas in July help support the hospital’s art, yoga, music, and massage therapies, which provide an important outlet for kids to express their feelings and better manage stress and anxiety. The donations also help provide creative and entertaining bedside activities, which greatly benefit patients on isolation who are not able to visit the hospital’s playrooms, as well as prize bin items, birthday and holiday presents, and much more. 

“The energy and momentum around Christmas in July is so encouraging,” said St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation President Kate Sawa. “We have families, civic groups, business offices and building complexes rallying to raise funds and gather toys for our pediatric patients at a time when they need it most.” 

Want to join St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Christmas in July donation drive to help hospitalized children in our community? Here’s how you can make a difference:

  • Help brighten the spirits of hospitalized kids by becoming a corporate or individual sponsor online at Monetary donations can be made in any denomination and are greatly appreciated. 

  • Join the Christmas in July Challenge and invite your community to get involved. Create your own fundraising page, fundraising event or join an existing team and challenge your colleagues, church groups, family, social media groups and friends to meet a goal. 

  • Become one of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s community partners – get your customers involved in Christmas in July through a donation of percentage of sales, register campaigns and spirit nights.   

  • Drop off toys and donations in the circular drive located in front of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital during the special Christmas in July community event Friday, July 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about Christmas in July, contact St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Foundation at (813) 872-0979 or visit

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