Child Service Center

In 1951 the Junior League of Panama City organized the Happy Hanger, now known as the Child Service Center in an effort to provide clothing and hygiene items to under served children of Bay County. Sixty years later, this program continues to provide school approved uniforms to over 1,200 children a year through our partnership with Bay District Schools.

This valuable program provides for children who would otherwise not be allowed to attend school without the appropriate attire. These children are then able to focus on their education, gain self esteem, and hopefully one day give back to their community.

We provide the following to the children we serve:

Elementary Children
Two tops and two bottoms
Socks and Shoes
Underwear
Hygiene bags containing tooth brush, tooth paste, shampoo and soap

Middle School/High School Children
Two tops and one bottom
Socks and Shoes
Underwear
Hygiene bags containing tooth brush, tooth paste, shampoo, soap and personal hygiene items
Belts if requested

In the winter all children are provided a coat.