The great thing about our costume donation program is FREE SHIPPING for the donor!! If you have costume-y pieces, fun fabric, sewing supplies (or sewing machines!!), let us help you clean out your closet or stockroom! There are no scissors too dull and no trim too short. These are the supplies and materials we use for our classes. We want to give your unwanted materials a new life and keep your fabrics out of landfills.
Of course, all donations are tax deductible.
Starting September 2016, we have started a lil re-sale shop in our studio, 2359 St. Claude Ave. Our warehouse was becoming overwhelmed with fabrics, too many for what we need in the classes, so we decided to try to earn some extra funding for our programs, by beginning a re-sale section of ricRACK.
In our shop, you can find discarded fabrics from Broadway shows, films, TV, local designers, retailers….as well as zippers, trims, dyes, spray paints, beads, and everything in between!
Also, most of our fundraising has been done through our massive wardrobe sale Hollywood Thrift. HT has now turned into a 3-day shopping extravaganza. We sell clothing, costumes, and accessories donated to us by theatres, tv, and film. We’re stupendously grateful to all the shows who have donated to us, but most especially, the HBO series GIRLS.
VOLUNTEERING WITH ricRACK
No experience necessary, but a desire to teach kids and play dress up sure does help!!
Let us know when you are available and if you have any special skills you'd like us to utilize.
We have a great little sewing studio in St. Roch and a storage space in an Algiers warehouse, but these come with rental expenses and utility bills each month. If you donate to us financially, we'll not only use it to help us with these monthly expenses, but also to help us with our 2017 goals…an entrepreneurship program, and new methods to show kids how to re-purpose old threads.
We rely very little on grants, due in part to the cost of grant writing, but also, pending the state of the political climate, we didn’t want our funding to rely on grants.
Your financial donations help us keep the doors open.
We know you have many choices of wonderful non-profits that need help, and we are honored that you would consider ricRACK!
ricRACK Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you desire a tax deductible receipt for your donation, please let us know.