Justice for Yvonne McDonald

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Joy and Justice Book and Toy Drive 2022

An event sponsored by Justice for Yvonne McDonald and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Olympia. This is our 3rd Annual Joy and Justice Book and Gift Giveaway. This event is open to the public. We will be giving away brand new books and gifts to families this holiday season. There will be pictures with Santa and treats for folks. Books and gifts for kids ages 1-17 yrs old. The event is from 3pm to 6pm on the 17th and 18th of December.

Yvonne McDonald was tragically killed on the Westside of Olympia in 2018 and authorities (the City of Olympia, Olympia Police Department, Thurston County Coroner and Thurston County Prosecutor have failed to adequately investigate her death. Her family is still fighting for accountability and Justice and will not give up until it happens. Yvonne was really passionate about children's literacy and education and instead of toys, she gave children books as gifts for their birthdays and for Christmas.

In support of children's learning and in honor of her love for kids and helping others in need, I am happy to organize the Joy and Justice Book and Gift Giveaway with the help of The Moore Wright Group, other businesses, amazing volunteers and private donors we have been able to hand out hundreds of brand new books, toys, and clothing.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children, however it will be cold outside. We will have hot cocoa and snacks while waiting for your family's turn to enter the building. So dress really warm! 

Community Center
1209 Fern St SW
Olympia 98502

For more information visit:
Email [email protected] with questions.

*We are accepting new books and gifts for all ages, gift cards and cash donations. Locations to drop off are TBD. 

Organized by Justice for Yvonne McDonald