City of Vancouver launches seventh annual Korey’s Joy Drive

Korey’s Joy Drive honors the memory of Korey Cochran, a city employee who passed away from brain cancer in 2017

VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver invites the community to support the seventh annual Korey’s Joy Drive with donations of toys and warm clothing for neighbors in need.

Korey’s Joy Drive honors the memory of Korey Cochran, a city employee who passed away from brain cancer in 2017.

The city of Vancouver invites the community to support the seventh annual Korey's Joy Drive with donations of toys and warm clothing for neighbors in need.
Photo courtesy the city of Vancouver.

From Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, city employees will collect new, unwrapped toys and new youth and adult winter coats, gloves, socks and hats. All donations will be delivered to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Share of Vancouver, Children’s Justice Center, Children’s Center and Open House Ministries.

Vancouver drop-off locations:

New this year, donors may contribute to Korey’s Joy Drive online via Amazon Wish List. Choose from a variety of pre-selected items or choose your own to be shipped directly to the Joy Drive. Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/KoreysJoyDrive for the Amazon link or to learn more.

About the charities:

Randall Children’s Hospital

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel offers an innovative approach to children’s health care. It’s a place where complex medical and surgical care is blended with a peaceful environment to create a new world of healing and health. The Randall Children’s Hospital provides services for infants, youth and teens. Children at the hospital are treated for cancer, heart disease and much more. Donations of toys and games to keep kids distracted while undergoing treatment are very much appreciated.

Open House Ministries

Open House Ministries is committed to equipping homeless families with the tools necessary to resolve the issues that lead to poverty and homelessness. They provide a holistic, long-term approach to working with homeless families to meet their physical, mental and spiritual needs to break the cycle of homelessness. Your donation will go help brighten the holidays for youths and teens of all ages.

Children’s Center

Children’s Center is dedicated to serving the community by providing quality mental health services to children and families of Clark County. They are committed to serving all children in need within their resources.

Children’s Justice Center

The Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that provides a safe, child-focused place for alleged child victims of criminal-level abuse and their non-offending family members.

The center’s multidisciplinary team of trained responders comes together from across agencies and jurisdictions to address crimes against children, including holding perpetrators accountable through the judicial system and sensitively considering children’s health and healing needs.

Share of Vancouver

Share envisions a community without hunger, where all people have safe and adequate housing, and the skills to enhance their quality of life. Share provides a spectrum of services locally, including homelessness resources, emergency shelters, free nutritious meals, subsidized housing for low-income residents, and much more.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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