Jeffco schools foundation Costume Shop
Hours: Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. during the regular school year. The shop is closed on school holidays and breaks.
Location: Located in a separate building on the west side of Building #1 at 809 Quail Street, Lakewood, CO 80215.
Costume Check-out: Costumes are available for loan to the students of Jeffco Public Schools at no charge. Community members may check-out costumes for a donation.
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Through the Jeffco School Foundation Costume Shop, every classroom and school theater department has access to a 3,000 square foot warehouse of costumes and props.
The Costume Shop, once part of the Jeffco Public Schools budget, was cut by the Board of Education. However, Jeffco Schools Foundation stepped in to save the shop, developing a long-term sustainability plan to help the shop stay open.
Click here to watch a segment from 9News in Denver about the shop.
In the 2014-2015 school year, Jeffco Schools Foundation Costume Shop provided costumes and props to more than 1050 students, 1,200 individuals and multiple theatre productions in Jeffco Public Schools.
In addition, more than 19,000 costume items were loaned to private schools, individuals and community groups, including the Evergreen Players, Red Rocks Community College and the Colorado Children's Theater. These groups made a donation to the Foundation for the use of these items.
The Costume Shop is a free resource for the students of Jeffco Public Schools and exists because of donations. Donations should be made out to Jeffco Schools Foundation:
Jeffco Schools Foundation
581 Conference Place
P.o. Box 4001
Golden, CO 80401-4001
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Jane Gilmore, a Lakewood High School graduate and the mother and grandmother of more Jeffco students, has run the Jeffco Costume Shop since the 1970s. She has created many of the costumes, and can guide students and families through more than 40,000 different items, to find what they need.
Jane and her late husband, Curtis Gilmore, were honored by the Jeffco Schools Foundation in 2010 as Jeffco Public Schools Distinguished Alumni, having graduated from Lakewood High School. In recognition of their volunteer efforts at the Foundation, and serving on multiple Jeffco Public Schools committees and community volunteer organization. Curtis was a founding member of the Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY).
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