This came up on the thread concerning how many costumes we all own and the average cost of such items. The thought was what to do with older costumes etc. One great idea....donate it to a college ballroom team. So, for those of you DF members who are on a college team and would like to offer to take donated items...please let us know what you need, what condition things need to be in, and to whom and where to send it to (you may wish to post it if it's a public address - if it's a private address, you may just want to ask DF members to PM a chosen DF delegate for the team). Please only one posting per college team! Not sure how much you'll get, but hey it's worth a try yes? [Edit - hint to college team members, make it as easy as possible for our members to send you their donations, if you have a public address that the donations can go to that you can put here, it eliminates a step for our members!] -------------------- Edited: Will try to keep an updated list here of the teams and contact people etc. that have posted so far (see quoted posts for more detail) - See post #2 and #12 - Columbia Dance Team; NY area - PM DF member NonieS for costume and practice wear donations via local pick up or mail See post #3 - MIT Ballroom Dance Team; Boston/NY area - email email@example.com for costumes, practice skirts via "local" pickup or mail See post #6 and #25 - University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia area - PM DF member Mark or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information for costume, shoe and practice wear donations via reimbursed mail. Current need for new or lightly worn shoes for new members of the team! See post #6 - University of Delaware; Delaware - PM DF member TimJ for information for costume donations See post #8 - University of Connecticut; Connecticut - email ballroom president at email@example.com for costume donations See post #11 and #22 - Stanford Ballroom Team; Palo Alto/Bay Area - email captain of team at firstname.lastname@example.org for costume, practicewear and shoe donations See post #13 - John Hopkins Unniversity; Baltimore MD area - PM or email DF member 19DancerBabyLin at email@example.com for donations of costumes, shoes, and practice dancewear See post #27 - Harvard Ballroom Team; PM or email DF member Alex.T.H at firstname.lastname@example.org for donations of costumes via reimbursed mail or local pick up See post #30 - George Washington University Team; DC/MD/VA area - email team at email@example.com or PM kimV6 for donations of anything but crazy ostrich feather ballroom gowns via reimbursed mail or local pick up See post #36 and #43 - University of Rhode Island; PM DF member URIBallroom for information for costume and practice wear donations See post #54 - Penn State University team; PM DF member Bushytail3 for donations of latin costumes and smooth dresses via mail See post #59 - UC Berkeley Ballroom team; email president of ballroom team at firstname.lastname@example.org for donations of shoes and costumes See post #75 - Cornell Ballroom team; pm DF member Jananananana or email@example.com for donations of costumes See post #79 - Bates Ballroom team; Maine - pm DF member OregonO for information and possible pick up on east coast donations of costumes, shoes, practice wear, music, syllabus books etc. See post#94 - Rutgers Ballroom team; NY/NJ area - pm DF member Andbersh for information on donations of costumes, shoes and practice wear. See post#106 - The Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) DanceSport Club (ADSC); the Philippines - email DF member emkey at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on donations of costumes. Shipping costs may be reimbursed. See post#107 - Binghamton University Ballroom team; Southern NY area - pm DF member Nybz or email team captain at email@example.com, for information on donations of costumes, shoes and practice wear (currently most dancers are doing latin, with a few in standard/smooth). See post#115 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Troy, NY - pm DF member Hanmyo or email team at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on donations of shoes, costumes, and/or practicewear. See post#127 - SJSU Dancesport Team, San Jose, CA - email ballroom team president at email@example.com for information on donations of shoes, heel guards, and practice wear. Tax deductible documentation can be provided. See post#132 - Southern Methodist University Ballroom Dancing Club/Team; Dallas, Texas - email ballroom team member at firstname.lastname@example.org or pm DF member hiddentwilight for information on donations of shoes, costumes, or anything that might help a ballroom team. See post#150 - Ballroom Club at University of Virginia; Virginia - email DF member cristei at email@example.com for information on donations of shoes, latin and standard (especially men's standard) costumes. See post#152 - Dancing With Wolves - the Ballroom Dance Team at NC State;Raleigh, NC - email DF member cjbarnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for donations of costumes, practice wear, and shoes would be appreciated. See post#153 - University of Maryland - email team president at email@example.com for donations of costumes, practice wear etc. See post#155 - UNC-Chapel Hill - email DF member hhannah at firstname.lastname@example.org for any sort of clothing donations, especially syllabus See post#156 - Princeton Ballroom Dance Team - PM DF member Pishogue or e-mail email@example.com for donating any kind of dancewear or ballroom supplies See post#159 - Ballroom Dance at Virginia Tech - e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate syllabus wear (skirts, pants, etc.), shoes and technique books. See post#160 - Georgetown University Ballroom Dance Team - PM DF member katherinejh or e-mail at email@example.com to donate costumes and shoes, menswear appreciated. Contact: Yale Ballroom Team - e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate costumes for women and men, lightly used shoes, and accessories. Tax receipts gladly provided. Contact: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's DanceSport team - email at email@example.com - accepting Costume, Shoe and Practicewear donations. Contact: NYU Ballroom Dance Team - PM DF member Dlliba10 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate costumes, shoes, practicewear, and ballroom paraphernalia. See post#198 - Valparaiso University Ballroom Team; Indiana - contact DF member Silmarwen or the ballroom captain at e-mail VU.Ballroom@gmail.com to donate ballroom costumes and supplies. Can provide tax receipts and shipping cost/pick ups. Contact: University of Illinois DanceSport team - PM DF member ruby-dance, current president of the ballroom team - accepting Costume donations for competition and performance. See post #220 - UMASS Amherst Ballroom Team; Massachusetts - Contact DF member UMASSshoesandcostumes or email at UMASSshoesandcostume@gmail.com to donate costumes for competition (open and syllabus), dancewear and shoes in fair to excellent condition. Tax receipts can be provided, pickups in Massachusetts (and in wider Northeast) possible. See post #271 - Exeter University DanceSport Society (England) Contact DF Member Janson on DF or email at email@example.com for donations of competition dancewear, shoes, syllabus-level practice wear, dresses, shirts, trousers. See post # 272 - University of Texas; Texas - Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate costumes for competition, dancewear and shoes in good to excellent condition. See post # 285 - University of Arkansas; Contact DF Admin SDsalsaguy (co-advisor of the team) to donate... well, anything practice or comp related!