Pier Park and Partners to Collect School Supplies for Local Youths


Pier Park will host its fourth Back-to-School Supply Drive July 24 through August 6, 2023 to coincide with Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. The drive will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County.

WHAT: Residents and visitors can drop off their school supply donations at the Mall Management Office (600 Pier Park Drive), Forever 21, Dillard’s, Pink Narcissus or Tervis. Donations can also be dropped off at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County facility located at 16200 Back Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. In addition to helping a worthy cause, donors will enjoy significant savings when shopping for supplies thanks to Florida’s Tax Cut Package. According to FloridaRevenue.com, Floridians will pay no sales tax for learning aids and jigsaw puzzles selling for $30 or less, for certain school supplies valued at $50 or less per item, on personal computers plus related accessories priced at $1,500 or less and for clothing, footwear and certain accessories valued at $100 or less per item.

Donors will have the chance to win a $1,000 prize package during a random drawing at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce‘s July 27 Business After Hours. The organization will host the Pier Park-sponsored event and collect supplies from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mall’s San Marcos Mexican Grill.

A comprehensive list of school supplies needed for the drive can be found at Simon.com/Mall/Pier-Park.