Christmas trees, presents, and Santa Claus sounds a lot like Christmas, but it's July.
Charley Belcher spent his Friday morning at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, where it's celebrating "Christmas in July."
The hospital is hosting this event in hopes of collecting many donations for the children and teens being cared for.
The patients at the hospital are there being treated for all different reasons, whether it be recovering from open heart surgery or undergoing cancer treatment.
But they all have one thing in common: They love presents.
"Medical settings are a new, unfamiliar world for most children, and providing them with a toy or activity can bring a momentary escape from the hospital experience and their illness," said Leah Frohnerath, who is the child life supervisor at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. "A well-stocked toy closet ensures that patients receive a gift on holidays, birthday, during significant milestones in their treatment, and whenever they need additional comfort."
You can donate today and help the children out. Make a donation online or select a gift from their virtual toy store at StJosephsChristmas.org, or come to the in-person drop off in front of the hospital.
For times, click here.
Donation requests include gift cards, electronics, kid-friendly movies, puzzles, arts and crafts supplies, infant toys, crib mobiles and teen games.
Click through the videos to see all of Charley's reports Friday morning.
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