The Bargain Costume Closet is annual event that began in 2005 to raise funds for The Dance Foundation. Donations are welcome year ’round! While some donations are used to provide dancers with needed attire and shoes, most donations are sold to raise money for the Community Partnership and Tuition Assistance programs.
The sale kicks off the second Sunday (2-4pm) of September each year and continues through the month. Shoppers can find Halloween costumes, dance wear and dress up clothes at great prices!
Early shopping is offered to all individuals who donate items within 12 months prior to the kick off sale.
Donations are welcome any time of the year! Please observe the following guidelines for making a donation in person or by mail.
We will gladly accept the following items in new or used, clean condition:
- dance wear
- recital and Halloween costumes
- dance shoes
- dress-up clothes and accessories
Please do not donate items that are not listed above.
Please include your name and address inside the package if you wish to receive a thank you letter for tax purposes.
Bring or mail your donation to:
The Dance Foundation
Attn: Bargain Costume Closet
1715 27th Court South, Birmingham, AL 35209
Proceeds benefit The Dance Foundation’s community-based programs including the Tuition Assistance Program and Community Partnership Program. The Community Partnership Program provides dance education to more than 1,000 children each week at more than 20 social service agencies, child development centers, preschools and elementary schools in Birmingham. The Program is designed to engage students and educators in on-going, creative dance experiences that foster skills, confidence and community. Many of these students face physical, mental or emotional challenges or are considered underserved or “at-risk.” And, for many, it is their only opportunity to participate in a dance class.