The Dreaming Zebra Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   59 reviews

Address:

5331 SW Macadam Ave., Ste. 258-522 Portland OR 97239 USA

Mission:

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit encouraging children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams. Your gifts help us provide art & music supplies to underprivileged children throughout the world.

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Worldwide

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503-206-6400
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

WOW! Dreaming Zebra has been an incredible partner for Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP). They have made it possible for us to live our mission of bringing the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges by providing incredibly generous donations of brand-new art supplies, securing a huge gift card to our favorite art supply store and negotiating amazing prices with certain vendors of the items we need most. In 2015 we provided over 11,000 healing art experiences; with their help, we think we can exceed that number for 2016.

Because we deal with so many immune-suppressed children, having brand-new and wrapped supplies is a must. Dreaming Zebra has worked with us to be clear on what works well and doesn't work for our programming and has always come through with exactly what we need. We are so, SO grateful for this partnership!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

We are so thrilled for the outstanding support that The Dreaming Zebra Foundation gave us for our summer youth programs. Bradley Angle is a local nonprofit that provides resources to survivors of domestic violence. Here at Bradley Angle, we believe that adults are not the only survivors of domestic violence, children are as well. Our Youth & Family Support Services helps child survivors and their parents through education, counseling, childcare and structured group activities including art therapy.

We heard about The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and how great they were through a staff member. We were excited to reach out to partner with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to see if they would supply art supplies to help the children that we serve. They were happy to do so. The staff and those that we were in communication with were helpful when applying for the support and coordinating the delivery. We provide youth groups and classes to over 400 child survivors in the age range of 5 to 13. They will all benefit from these great supplies.

Thank you so much Dreaming Zebra for partnering with Bradley Angle as we continue our efforts in creating a community free of domestic violence. We look forward to continued partnership!

 
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7 people found this review helpful

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation reached out to us to inquire about our Fine Arts needs in our large, urban school district that serves over 9,500, culturally diverse students. The City School District of Albany and it's Superintendent's Arts Advisory Committee in Upstate New York are so appreciative to gain local and national arts funding partnerships with organizations like "The Dreaming Zebra Foundation". With their support and their ability to "make connections," we were delighted to engage in conversation that lead us to receiving the needed funds that will support our "2016 City School District of Albany Elementary Art Show" (3rd Annual). The show will be held from May 6-8, 2016 at our local art museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art. Last year's show had over 1,000 people walk through the exhibit!

Our opening reception will continue to spotlight student artwork from all 12 elementary schools and will showcase student musical and dance performances during the opening reception. Albany Mayor Sheehan and City School District of Albany Interim Superintendent Wilkins will begin our opening with a warm welcome. All our students and their families are invited to come to the art show all weekend long to see the Institute's galleries and art exhibition, with free admission. Our students and their families will have the ability to walk through the galleries and see their artwork hang alongside famous artworks, rich in local history from the Hudson River School paintings to viewing Ancient Egyptian mummies.

Not only are we appreciative of the Albany Institute for partnering with our Art and Music Dept., but we are thrilled to have the needed support of proceeds from Price Chopper supermarkets through the assistance of The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and D. Camera. We hope to grow this relationship in the years to come. We look forward to a wonderful event this year - thank you Dreaming Zebra for helping us make your acquaintance to form connections to serve and benefit our culturally diverse elementary children and their Fine Arts program in such a special and significant way. Sincerely, K. Wright, Art Dept. Chairperson, City School District of Albany, NY, https://www.albanyschools.com, https://www.facebook.com/albanyartscommittee/

 
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6 people found this review helpful

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation has assisted the New Hampshire Arts Exchange, a non-profit organization, with website development. Dreaming Zebra is donating art supplies to several New Hampshire schools to aid students in the development of their creativity and to enjoy the realm of visual arts. I am honored to be partnered with such a genuine organization that is so passionate in their mission to encourage children to embrace their individuality and follow their artistic dreams.

 
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7 people 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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6 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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5 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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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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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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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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