Korey’s Joy Drive

The City of Vancouver invites the community to support the ninth annual Korey’s Joy Drive. Donate toys and warm clothing this holiday season and help honor the memory of Korey Cochran, a City employee who passed away in 2017 at the age of 38 from brain cancer.

During Korey’s Joy Drive, the City collects new, unwrapped toys for all ages, and new winter coats, gloves, socks, shoes and hats for youth, teens and adults. All donations are delivered to local charities in December. Together, we can share Korey’s joy with families throughout our community this holiday season.

2023 Joy Drive Dates

Donations are accepted Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.

Learn more about the charities

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.

Fosterful, a nonprofit organization, is a community of qualified volunteers partnering with child welfare offices to provide a nurturing environment for children entering foster care.

Our volunteers keep children occupied and safe while social workers work behind the scenes to arrange for their long term care, often having conversations not suited for children’s ears.

We fill little bellies that may not have eaten in some time, bring tissues where there are tears, and put stuffies in the arms of kids who have had everything taken from them.

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. Your donation will go help brighten the holidays for youths and teens of all ages.

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.

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.

Sea Mar Parent-Child Assistance Program
The Parent‐Child Assistance Program (PCAP) is an award winning, evidence‐informed home visitation case‐management model for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders. PCAP goals are to help mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs.


YWCA Clark County has a 105-year history of empowering women and eliminating racism in our community. YWCA provides critical, unduplicated victim services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability. We facilitate social change through healthy relationship prevention work with youth and young adults, community education, and public policy. Guided by our values of empowerment, diversity, teamwork, commitment, and respect, YWCA’s six core programs serve over 12,000 community members annually. Our programs serve all community members, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We aim to empower survivors of violence and provide stability and hope for children and youth who may be in unstable circumstances.

Find a public drop off location

Collection sites at private businesses

The following businesses have collection boxes available for employees to drop off items for Korey’s Joy Drive.

Walters & Wolf

BNSF Railway – Vancouver, Portland and Klamath Falls

Hood Packaging Corporation

Axiom Volleyball Club

Trend Capital

Thank you to the Vancouver AIMS group for their generous donation to the drive.

Thank you to AFSCME Local 307VC – City of Vancouver OPS, Recreation and Law Department for their generous donation to the drive.

Get your business involved

If your business would like to donate to Korey’s Joy Drive or be a drop-off location, contact Jen Thomas at 360-487-7019.

Contribute through Amazon

Contribute to the Joy Drive via an Amazon Wish List. Choose from a variety of preselected items or pick something on your own and have it shipped directly to the Joy Drive.