Mayor’s Youth Council launches community toy drive

The Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council is pleased to announce a community toy drive, benefiting various local nonprofits during the holiday season.

The toy collection started on November 16 and will end on December 13.

New, unboxed toys and books will be accepted and can be dropped off Monday through Friday during school hours in a drop box at the following secondary schools:

  • Columbia Academy (high school office, rotunda at the Lower School)
  • Mount Pleasant High School Hall
  • Spring Hill High School Hall
  • Hall of the Christian Academy of Sion

Donations will also be accepted in the lobby of Columbia City Hall, 700 N. Garden St. in Columbia from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Donations will support four local nonprofits, including King’s Daughters’ School, Pregnancy Center, Family Center and Boys and Girls Club of South Central Tennessee.

“I am so proud of the Mayor’s Youth Council, not only for their leadership and single-handed initiative, but for their act of selflessness over the holiday season,” said Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder. .

“Many Columbia kids will be getting gifts this Christmas who might not have otherwise, thanks to this Mayor’s Youth Council toy drive.”

Molder said the youth council quickly grew into a cohesive group of young people, committed to helping and improving the community.

The City of Columbia established the Columbia Mayor’s Youth Council in the spring of 2021. The youth council allows students to connect with other peers in their community who want to make a difference by planning community events, partnering with local organizations, raising awareness and connecting. with future generations of leaders.

“I am so thrilled to finally roll out our council’s first service project of many that will positively impact Columbia, while promoting youth engagement in our city,” said CMYC President Keyton. Kodatt.

“We are extremely proud of the ties we have been able to forge with these non-profit organizations. Our members have been fervent in their efforts to coordinate this campaign, and I know this is just the beginning of a great movement for youth in our city that will last for years to come.

For more information on toy collection or the CMYC, visit