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August 12, 2014

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August 12, 2014

I've been volunteering for Dreaming Zebra for two years, and it's awesome to see the kids happy when they get their art supplies. The world needs a charity just like Dreaming Zebra and I will be a supporter for a very long time. :-)

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Find a way to give them millions of dollars...

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

May 9, 2014

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May 9, 2014

Dreaming Zebra Foundation has made such a difference in our art room here at Baltimore Youth Initiative. The supplies that Dawne sent to us from Gerry and Brad from Art Collective gave the students here opportunities to make art that they would not have had otherwise! Even though the package was taken to the wrong address (FedEx's fault) and we had to hunt down a 40lb box, it could not have been more worth it. Phone tag and delivery tag aside, working with Dawne and DZF was absolutely wonderful. A truly warm and caring organization that is really making a difference

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

March 19, 2014

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March 19, 2014

Dawne and the Dreaming Zebra organization work very hard to ensure that disadvantaged children and young adults, both locally and globally, experience and explore their creativity through a variety of art and music projects. I am glad to have connected with Dreaming Zebra and I am honored to help them further their endeavors.
May 9, 2012

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May 9, 2012

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is providing art supplies and musical instruments to children world wide that are missing these essential elements to their childhood development. Dawne and the entire organization are enriching the lives of so many young people which will wll impact the rest of thier lives. Jody G, Portland, OR

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 12, 2012

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April 12, 2012

i am an artist and was living in Chicago, I was looking to do some volunteering before i moved back to Michigan to go to graduate school. I had heard of DZF and even though they are not based in Chicago i called anyway thinking they could hook me up with a non-profit by me. Well they did better than that, they put me together with a young woman whose father was recently laid off and whose mom was working extra hours to pick up the slack. The parents knew how much their daughter loved art but they were no longer in a position to give her art lessons. DZF put us together and it was a wonderful experience for all concerned.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 1, 2012

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March 1, 2012

I have both donated money and volunteered for DZF. I grew up in a family surrounded by artists and a mother who managed multi-million dollar arts organizations. From the moment I first worked with DZF and Dawne it was evident her program provided the most efficacious distribution of arts materials to children that I had ever seen. Many months later I am still in awe of what they accomplish - and it's no surprise: Dawne is a fount of energy. In an era where I am cynical about how much of every donation reaches the intended recipient, I have witnessed that >90% of donations to DZF get to the children. As I have said, I am in awe of what they do.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

(1) As a child, my art class received (albeit sparingly) donations like the ones DZF sends out; (2) I have seen the quality of the art supplies her organization sends out and they procure them for less than half of what I pay for much lesser quality supplies for my children; and (3) I have seen the stacks of thank you notes sent by kids in the programs that receive her donations - they speak volumes.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Donate more so they could have more staff.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Funny, I don't think in those terms. I don't see a lacking here.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

No.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Happy and wondering how I could do more.

October 8, 2009

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October 8, 2009

Two years ago Abled Hawai'i Artists- Big Island established an annual art festival for artists with disabilities. Dawne and the Dreaming Zebra Foundation has been and continues to be an integral part of our success in providing community art opportunites for artists with disdabilities of all ages and the community in general! In our third year, we have grown and have initiated participating in other community events, providing space for artistic expression for children of all ages, as well as providing volunteer opportunities for artists with disabilities. We could not do this without The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and its generous donors! Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) Dawne and The Dreaming Zebra Foundation! Aloha, Mar Ortaleza Abled Hawai'i Artists- Big Island

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

such generosity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

set up an office locally and I could help run it!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 8, 2009

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October 8, 2009

As a child growing up with music, the arts have been a cornerstone of my existence as not only a creative outlet, but a means of development and rudimentary training skills. The Dreaming Zebra Foundation makes sure that children get the opportunity to explore their creativity and realize that learning can be more then textbooks and testing. Every child learns and explores their world differently, and we need to make sure our schools and institutions provide a diverse and well rounded education. I have known Dawne for over 10 years now and she has found a way to channel her passion for artistic growth into such an amazing and giving foundation. She is an unbelievable selfless person, and that has inspired volunteers and other organizations around her to stay true and honest about delivering the arts to people in need. There may be many different charities in this world, but few are as simple and efficient as the Dreaming Zebra Foundation.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The creator of the Dreaming Zebra is an amazing force in the creation of this unique arts recycling program. She has selflessly devoted thousands of hours to developing the program from nothing, a task few with even unlimited resources could accomplish.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Support the recycling of music and art supplies to all learning institutions, so schools are not as dependent on local funding to keep their arts alive

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

I work full-time. I am a single mother to two energetic kids and human-companion to 3 dogs and 2 cats! And my "spare time" I try like heck to get my pottery studio in working condition so I can actually create! But when I heard about Dreaming Zebra and what they are doing to nuture the arts in the lives of children, you bet I made the time to get involved. Living in Ohio meant I had to be creative about the ways I could help Dreaming Zebra help kids - I've picked up paints from people willing to donate; I appealed to my own friends and family and collected needed supplies; I've even served as a resource when DZF receieved requests from organizations here in Columbus. I am busy and in my personal quest for simplicity I don't take on many new projects, but Dreaming Zebra's mission spoke to my own creative soul. Kids and art - bringing the two together is a masterpiece in and of itself. How could I not contribute? Dreaming Zebra needn't thank me for anything I may have done; I thank Dreaming Zebra for giving me the oppotunity to give in such a magical way!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I live so far away from the home base that I can't be as physically involved as I would like and the market where I am living is just newly addressed by DZF, so my personal experience with hard "results" is limited,

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Where their heart is. . . always with the kids, right with the kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have had the priviledge of working directly with the founder, Dawne Camera. She has always been professional, fair, and so, so invested.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Enhance the quality of life for 100 million children - who would, in turn, enhance the lives of us all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 16, 2009

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September 16, 2009

As one of the original volunteers of this wonderful foundation I continue to offer what assistance I can provide from 3000 miles away here in Florida. I believe that helping children develop their talents is the best way to keep them out of trouble and give them a start in life. The positive experience I've had with the Dreaming Zebra Foundation has shown me what 1 extremely dedicated person can accomplish when they make up their mind to..."just do it"!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the pictures of the recipients of the donated supplies

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Potentially solve alot of the problems children face who have no access to the art supplies they need in order to develop the skills they will need throughout their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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