The Dreaming Zebra Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   52 reviews

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Portland OR 97239 USA

Mission:

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is a nonprofit charity providing support so that children are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

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503-206-6400
http://dreamingzebra.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dreaming Zebra has been such a huge blessing for our family! Our son plays In the local band and we have been paying fees for him to participate in the band along with high rental fees for the instrument rental. Playing music is our son's greatest passion and we have not been in a financial position where we could afford for him to continue in the band. Due to the compassion and care of the Dreaming Zebra foundation our son has been able to remain in the band and focus on improving his skills. He has been going through major medical issues with his heart and being able to remain in music lessons has given him some thing bright in his life to focus on. The staff at Dreaming Zebra have helped us financially but have also been an amazing emotional support to us during this time. Dreaming Zebra made an investment towards my son's future that will last throughout his lifetime. Thank you for supporting this organization and helping to provide music and art education to the youth of this generation!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I teach at the alternative high school in Flint MI. My annual buget for art supplies was $178, which I have yet to see. I have aggressively been searching for support for my program. Of all the kids, in the country, alternative kids needs the arts the most. The arts help my students find inner confidence to reinvent themselves and find real success. This has been made possible through Dawne and the awesome support of the Dreaming Zebra Foundation--I am passionately searching for supplies and she is passionately searching for programs like mine. She is so great to work with, she asks so many great questions to help me prioritize my needs and she has been so kind, excited about the work and professional! THANK YOU DREAMING ZEBRA!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation came to the Boys and Girls Club like a dream come true. Dawne was such a pleasure to work with and has given my art students at the Boys and Girls Club the opportunity to try new and exciting projects because we now have the supplies! I cannot thank this foundation enough for working with us and helping to meet our needs!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

p:ear is a nonprofit that works with homeless youth in Portland OR through education, arts and recreation. Dreaming Zebra has been an incredible ally in helping us realize our vision to deeply mentor and support these youth during their journeys off the streets. Specifically, Dreaming Zebra has been so responsive to our requests by providing much needed materials for the art workshops we use to create fun and engaging projects for these youths' positive artistic expressions. From mask-making materials used in our "p:ear Zombie Action Preparedness" program (PZAP) to paints and brushes for our "2160 Wood-Block Mural" Project (2160 refers to the number of 3"x3" wood panels used for this 9'x15' pixelated mural of a Van Gogh painting!) to glitter and feathers and beads to for everything else we do, they have been a model community partner and have made the difficult work of connecting with homeless youth that much easier. Thank you, Dreaming Zebra!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What a wonderful surprise it was to get a phone call from Dawne at Dreaming Zebra offering to help pay for art supplies at my at-risk school. Dawne saw my “Art Room Aid” post on the Dick Blick website and contacted me in order to help out. Dawne was so nice and professional; I just told her what we needed and it showed up at my door. Thank you so much. It was really appreciated! My students were able to create a lot of high quality and meaningful pieces because of this organization. Every child deserves experiencing the fine arts, and Dreaming Zebra is helping make it happen.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Working with Dawne and Dreaming Zebra is like having a fairy godmother. Our organization provides art therapy to grieving children, and we are used to making do and stretching limited resources. She asked us for a wish list and then surprised us by fulfilling it in its entirety . . . . and more! Dawne is truly caring and responsive, and asked questions to make sure we got exactly what we need. Seeing the smiles of the teens when we hand them their very own softcover journal and brand new markers - and tell them they can keep both - is a joy. Being able to provide a child with stretched canvas - rather than a piece of paper - conveys the importance of their creation and the difficult emotions they are expressing through art.

Our funding - like that of most healthcare institutions - becomes more limited each year. Nevertheless, our partnership with Dreaming Zebra makes it possible to provide an even higher level of care to the families we serve. Bravo, Dreaming Zebra!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We would like to thank The Dreaming Zebra Foundation for their continued support of Diakonos International (diakonosintl.org) creative art program of Art Day Celebration. Each year, Art Day Celebration hosts a create art workshop in Haiti with over 100 underprivileged children living in ill-serviced neighborhoods. For the last 2 years The Dreaming Zebra Foundation has served as an instrument to make Art Day Celebration a success by donating art supplies to the children we serve.
This year The Dreaming Zebra Foundation surprised the children by gifting them with their very own art kit to continue exploring the creative abilities.

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

Make no changes at all. We are truly grateful for such a genuine organization…...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I received a surprise phone call from Dreaming Zebra, they wanted to fund my entireArt Room Aid Project! Wow!

The funding was completed the same day and the materials were on there way. The requirement to send a Thank You note was a pleasure. Dawne is wonderful, you couldn't ask for better communication or service from a volunteer.

This was a new relationship for us--budget cuts have eaten away at our budget and supplies over the past 5 years with no end in sight. We are a poor, isolated area way up North in NY state, Dreaming Zebra purchased needed non-consumable supplies that will serve our students for many years to come.

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

No need to change a thing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dawne from Dreaming Zebra is a gem to deal with. She found my organization (drawchange) on social media and immediately stepped up to help us. She was able to provide all the art supplies we asked for and more! We couldn't ask for a better relationship. She was so attentive to specifically what kind of art supplies we needed as well. She truly will do what it takes to help to the best of her ability and she does it with such love and passion that it definitely shines through. Drawchange was blessed by connecting with Dreaming Zebra in more ways than one :)

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

I would have them move to Atlanta so we can work more closely together to help each other help more and more children!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We are a poor urban school in Portland, and Dreaming Zebra has come to our aid more than once. We have no arts program, and no art teacher, so without outside help, we have no arts offerings. Dreaming Zebra has supplied us with journals and sharpie markers for our older students, for a creative writing/art residency taught by a writer/volunteer parent. They recently sponsored an art table at our carnival, providing free paints and quality canvases so that students could make beautiful work. We have been so impressed by their quick response time, their dedication to connecting students to art opportunities, and their general good will.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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