DONATING IS EASY AS 1-2-3
Making a donation of your gently used costumes and dancewear is easier than you might think. Simply follow these steps below:
Pack your gently used dancewear and costumes in any shippable box and see how much it weighs. Unfortunately, the shipping cost of the redistribution to the organizations we work with is one of our biggest obstacles. For this reason, we kindly ask our donors to make a small monetary donation with their costumes donation. It costs us around $3 per pound to redistribute your donations. So, for example, if the box of costumes that you would like to donate to our organization is around 10 lb (which is about 10 to 12 costumes usually), it will cost us about $30 to get those costumes in the hands of the children who are anxiously awaiting for them. If you would be as kind and generous as to help us with that cost, please continue to Step #2.
Based on the weight of your donation, please make a monetary donation ($3 per pound) to our organization through Venmo @dance_fairies, Paypal email@example.com, or at Go Fund Me by following this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/j44cpc-sharing-the-love-of-dance. With your payment, please make sure to indicate your name, email address, phone number (optional), and weight of the box and items you are donating. You can also email that information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we receive your monetary donation, we will email you a link where you can purchase a $20 shipping label, which will allow you to ship a box of donated items up to 30 lb directly to us. Please print and attach that label to the box of items that you would like to donate and drop off that box at your nearest UPS store. We truly appreciate and are so grateful for every donation we receive from our supporters and so happy we can offer this discounted shipping rate, but you are more than welcome to select your own method of shipping.
It's that easy! For just $20, you can help us share the gift of dance with many aspiring dancers in need near and far!
Can I get a Tax Deduction receipt?
Yes, absolutely! When you make your monetary donation, please email us at email@example.com before making a shipment and ask for a form. You will be required to include a copy of it inside of the box with your donation and keep a copy for yourself. You will need to list the items you are sending to us and their estimated value in that form. Once your donation has been accepted and processed, you will be notified of a receipt of the donation via email. We do not provide tax receipts by mail, so please make sure to provide your email address. Please note that it takes up to 4 to 6 weeks to process your donation.
At this time, we are ONLY accepting the following items:
Ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop dance costumes that do not have any stains or odor and are in very good condition.
Ballet Slippers, jazz, and tap shoes that are NEW or in a very gently used condition that were worn just once or twice, cleaned, and sanitized. PLEASE do not send any old and visibly used dance shoes.
Tights (must be NEW)
Leotards (must be NEW or in very gently used condition)
We kindly ask that you DO NOT send any other styles/items and items more than 10 years old. We recommend donating other styles to your local children's shelter or community theatre.
Thank you for helping us bring beautiful dancewear to children around the world!