Let’s Get Dance Costumes for 57357

This is a call for dance costumes and dance wear (toddler, child, through to teen size). New or used but in decent condition. Accessories such as hats and vests will also be welcome for all the boys.

The children of 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt have performances and parties for them everyday. But they have never taken to the stage themselves, never been applauded. We plan to change that by putting on a performance this winter with an array of costumes sent from the States. We’re going for the eclectic look and the patients could keep them after the show. Many of the kids are coming from poorer backgrounds, Syria/Sudan, and are caught in an increasingly ideologically divided country. Let’s help them dance.

57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt. Photo by Mohamed Radwan.

57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt. Photo by Mohamed Radwan.

Please send the donations to our friends at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival no later than November 1.

c/o Patsy Garcia

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

358 George Carter Rd

Becket, MA 01223


Please comment below what items you are sending so that we can keep an inventory.

***Please note that with the instability in Egypt, we would like to stay away from sending military or overly-patriotic American themed costumes at this time.

With a dancing heart, sending a big SHUKRAN (thank you).

57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt. Photo by Mohamed Radwan.

57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt. Photo by Mohamed Radwan.


  1. Connie Chin

    Hi Shawn!
    Would tap shoes and ballet slippers be appropriate?

    • shawnlent

      Shoes are not the priority but would be appreciated. Ballet especially. Tap shoes might be a bit dangerous in the hospital setting. Thank you so much.

  2. Donna

    I have Tap shoes….could you use those?

    • shawnlent

      Unfortunately, tap shoes might nit work for this. Soft sole shoes would be ok. Thank you for reaching out.

  3. Christy

    Hi Shawn,

    Collecting at my school for the next 2 weeks. My 5th grade students are excited to help. Will let you know as items start to come in!

    • shawnlent


  4. betsy

    Sending various colored leotards, leggings, tights, small dance skirts, tutus, matching soft dresses and head accessories – best of luck –

    • shawnlent

      This is great! Much gratitude, Betsy.

  5. ann barrios

    Shawn, I have a box of my daughter’s( Joanna Q) ballet costumes ..sitting in my trunk wondering what to do with them.. with her permission .. some of them will be on their way….

    • shawnlent

      This is wonderful. Thank you.

  6. Cathy

    I have several child costumes, most matching and brand-new from our studio that they would be welcome to have. Are there any modesty restrictions? None of my costumes are belly-baring but they are sleeveless with waist tutus. Would this be okay? I may have up to 20 for you.

    • shawnlent

      Thank you so much. Most of the families do not apply restrictions until age 12 or so. With the sleeveless costumes, we will simply put a long sleeve shirt underneath. What you described would be perfect!

  7. Dee Nelson

    I have various costumes and practice gear also. Will get them mailed out tomorrow

    • shawnlent

      A very big thank you. Will share photos of the event.

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