Third annual toy drive started Monday; drive is in memory of Korey Cochran, a city employee who passed away in 2017 at age 38 from cancer
VANCOUVER — Starting Nov. 11, the city of Vancouver invites the community to support the third annual Korey’s Joy Drive, a toy drive in memory of Korey Cochran, a city employee who passed away in 2017 at age 38 from cancer.
The city will collect new, unwrapped toys and new youth and adult winter coats, gloves, socks and hats through Dec. 13. All donations will be delivered to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Share of Vancouver WA, Children’s Justice Center, Children’s Center and Open House Ministries the week of Dec 16:
- Latte Da Coffee House & Wine Bar: 205 E. 39th St., Vancouver
- Vancouver City Hall lobby: 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver
- Firstenburg Community Center front desk: 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver
- Marshall Community Center front desk: 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver
- Vancouver Marine Park Engineering: 4500 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver
- Water Resources Education Center front desk: 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver
- Vancouver Police West Precinct front desk: 2800 N.E. Stapleton Road, Vancouver
- Vancouver Police East Precinct front desk: 520 S.E. 155th Ave., Vancouver
- Vancouver Fire Station 5 front desk: 7110 N.E. 63rd St., Vancouver
- Vancouver Public Works Operations Center front desk: 2323 General Anderson Rd., Vancouver
- Vancouver Community Library lobby: 901 C Street, Vancouver
- Three Creeks Community Library lobby: 800-C N.E. Tenney Road
- SWAG Gymnastics: 3000 Columbia House Blvd, Suite 120, Vancouver
About 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 will keep kids engaged and happy while undergoing treatment.
About Open House Ministries
Open House Ministries is committed to equipping homeless families with the tools necessary for resolving 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. Donations will help brighten the holidays of homeless youths and teens.
About 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.
About Share of Vancouver, WA
Share provides services to individuals and families and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, economic status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status.
Information provided by city of Vancouver.