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Korey and Family
Korey and Family
City launches fourth annual Korey's Joy Drive Nov. 12 (Photo) - 11/06/18

Vancouver, Wash. – Starting Nov. 12, the City of Vancouver invites the community to support the fourth annual Korey's Joy Drive, a toy and warm clothing drive in memory of Korey Cochran, a City employee, who passed away in 2017 at age 38 from brain cancer.

“This annual drive, inspired by City employees and supported by local businesses and individuals throughout Vancouver, honors the legacy of Korey Cochran, a dedicated and loving father who passed away too soon,” said Katherine Nye, IT Technical Services Manager at the City of Vancouver.

The City will collect new, unwrapped toys and new youth and adult winter coats, gloves, sock and hats through Dec. 14. All donations will be delivered to Randall Children's Hospital, Open House Ministries, Children’s Center and other local charities the week of Dec 17.

Those interested in contributing to Korey's Joy Drive can drop off donations at the below locations:

  • Firstenburg Community Center front desk: 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver
  • Latte Da Coffee House & Wine Bar: 205 E. 39th St., Vancouver
  • Marshall Community Center front desk: 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver
  • Natalia’s Café: 437 NE 4th Ave., Camas
  • Vancouver City Hall lobby: 415 W. 6th St., Vancouver
  • Vancouver Fire Station 5 front desk: 7110 N.E. 63rd St., 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 Operations Center front desk: 2323 general Anderson Rd., Vancouver
  • Water Resources Education Center front desk: 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, 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 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.


Attached Media Files: Korey and Family , Joy Drive Logo
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