Donate Costumes

Give your garments a new life

Did you know that everything at the TDF Costume Collection has been donated?

We depend on a continuing flow of costume donations to replace old stock and expand our resources. As a matter of fact, we could not properly serve organizations in need of costumes across the United States if not for generous contributions.

How to donate costumes:

We are always looking for vintage clothing or costume pieces. We will gladly accept any donation if you are willing to drop it off or ship it to us. Unfortunately we do not have a dedicated truck service to pick up items in New York and surrounding areas. If you have a large donation contact us to discuss options.

Tax credit:

If you are a private individual or a business and want to donate to us, we will offer you a letter for your taxes with an inventory of the items. Although your gift is tax deductible, we cannot value this type of donation. We recommend you seek the assistance of your tax professional especially if you feel you have an extremely valuable or large donation.

Rental Credit:

If you are a non-profit organization that rents from us, you may want to donate for rental credit. We usually assign a dollar amount for each costume we keep.

What do you take in donation?

We will take vintage clothing, costumes pieces, and accessories other than wigs. Small hand props like fans, wallets, suitcases, and briefcases are fine, but we do not have the storage for any other type of item.

If something that is donated to us is not appropriate for our warehouse, we will find a new home for the item. We would love to be able to keep everything, but that is just not possible.

Questions about donations:

Call us at 212.989.5855 or email us at costume@tdf.org

Shipping Address:

Mailing or shipping a donation to us? Please fill out this form and include it in your donation to us!

Shipping address:
TDF Costume Collection
34-12 36th Street
Lower Level, Suite 1
Astoria, NY 11106

Attn: Donations

Dropping Off Donations:

Please refer to our directions page. We recommend calling ahead to confirm hours.

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