Make the holidays brighter for our families! Your donations help us bring cheer to our patients year round but, this time of year in particular, they help us make our annual St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Holiday Shop possible. Holiday staff and volunteers create a toy store in the hospital and invite parents of inpatients to shop – at no cost – for all of their children in the days leading up to the Christmas holiday. Many of the parents of inpatients receiving treatment at our hospital are reluctant to leave their child’s bedside for five minutes, let alone enough time to brave crowded stores for holiday shopping. Many also feel the weight of financial challenges. The St. Joseph’s Children’s Holiday Shop helps these parents still give their child and their siblings a holiday experience even while spending their holiday in the hospital. With decor, treats, and gifts abound, volunteers help answer questions, wrap gifts, and spread holiday cheer while parents enjoy a small break from the stress of their child’s hospitalization.