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Holiday Toy Drive
by Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council
City of Carmel
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032
Date: December 27, 2018
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494, City of Carmel
Holiday Toy Drive by Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council Collects More Than 420 Toys for Merciful H.E.L.P. Center
CARMEL, IN – The Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council wrapped up its annual Holiday Toy Drive just before Christmas, collecting more than 420 toys for area children.
A special event on December 14, hosted by Carmel High School, brought together nearly 300 National Junior Honor Society students from all three Carmel Clay middle schools, each providing a toy for the drive. Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council also contributed toys, as well as wrapping paper and other supplies.
Participants took part in a package-wrapping station, created holiday cards and enjoyed cookies donated by Kroger, while also learning about the Mayor’s Youth Council and its community outreach programs. The toys were then delivered to the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center and distributed to families it assists in Hamilton County.
“We were thrilled to see so many middle school students participate in our annual event,” said Youth Council member Zoe Jensen, who chaired the event. “Hundreds of children received a toy this Christmas due to the success of our toy drive.”
Mayor Jim Brainard’s Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council is a youth led organization comprised of high school students who wish to make a tangible impact on the City of Carmel. Throughout each term, members organize charitable events, participate in numerous volunteering initiatives and stay involved in local government.
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