Big Red Threads

Help Us Dress for Success!
Dressing professionally is a part of college life at the Hotel School. Without appropriate attire, a student could miss out on important — even life changing — experiences. Help make that dress–for–success difference by donating new and gently used business attire to Big Red Threads, a professional clothing closet that provides students with work apparel free of charge.

Big Red Threads collects and distributes wardrobe items from faculty, staff, alumni and members of the NYC Cornell Club (our program partners). We also accept cash donations.

The Big Red Threads boutique is located in 189 Statler Hall. It is open and available to all students Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment.

Professional Clothing Donations

Big Red Threads accepts new and gently worn professional clothing for all genders. Ready to part with something in your
closet? You donate it. Students select it. And the future begins!

  • Business Suites and Suit Separates
  • Dress Shirts and Blouses
  • Pants
  • Overcoats
  • Unopened Socks, Hosiery and Shape-wear

Ways to Donate

Drop off your donations at the following location:

School of Hotel Administration
Office of Student Services
189 Stater Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ship your donations to:

Cornell University
School of Hotel Administration
Attn: Jamie Calabris
189 Stater Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Make a cash donation: