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Bealls to deliver ‘Christmas in July’ to children’s hospital

Published:   |   Updated: July 18, 2014 at 09:57 AM

Bealls Department Stores is proud to announce their partnership with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s “Christmas in July” Donation Drive. The program began July 1 and is a community-wide, monthlong fundraiser. The donation and toy drive culminates with a festive celebration on July 25 at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

All of the money raised during the drive will be used to provide toys and fun experiences to make sure that the kids are happy and in good spirits. Gifts like art and music therapy, karaoke nights, and bedside activity kits provide kids with strategies for coping as well as bringing a momentary escape from their illness.

Bealls Department Stores is excited to be a venue in the Tampa Bay area allowing community members a chance to donate $2 to the “Christmas in July” Annual Donation Drive. Donations can be made at stores located in Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties through July 24, 2014.

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is Tampa’s first dedicated children’s hospital, designed to meet the unique needs of children and their families by providing high-tech pediatric health care in a family-centered, child-friendly environment. Part of the BayCare Health System, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is the third largest children’s hospital in Florida, providing more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County.

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