The Dreaming Zebra foundation is amazing. I am a counselor at a residential treatment facility which serves adolescents with severe emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric issues. I requested supplies for our art studio and summer programming for partial hospitalization and group behavioral health counseling groups. I was amazed at the quick response and all of the supplies that the Dreaming Zebra was able to provide. Dawne was absolutely great to work with and asked lots of questions to make sure that we were getting the supplies we needed to meet our client's needs and the ability to provide creative treatment to our clients. .
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
I contacted The Dreaming Zebra Foundation because another art teacher contact said they were a group that could really help me to jump start my new program. They contacted me to say they were interested in working with my students and I on supplying art materials. I put together a list of things and they were shipped immediately. We were thrilled to receive the gifts and can hopefully have another opportunity to work with them in the future.
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.
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.
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.
When I was 12 I Met the dreaming Zebra Foundation, I was a young little boy with a big dream, I wanted to become a great artist but i had no experience in art. With The Dreaming Zebra foundation my dream came true, they guided me and provided me with all the supplies I needed and I'm very thankful, I'm now 17 and I've becomed the great artist I've alway dreamed to be, Thanks to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation
I first found out about Dreaming Zebra from a friend that worked at our new Art Center in Union City. The Art Center had received a bunch or wonderful art supplies. during this time a presently I have been working to find instruments for the teens in UC. The Dreaming Zebra helped me twice now, first time they bought a keyboard for a young man, who then used his gift for the piano at our church. He was able to take lessons with our organist and found a mentor. The Dreaming Zebra recently found a donor that has given some beautiful hand painted guitars, that will go some deserving young people. They will get lessons along with them. So I have received 4 items and they never ask for anything in return but a thank you. This organization is amazing they not only give to us they support our efforts with encouragement. They check up on things and follow your story beyond a single donation. A very special group of people.
Dreaming Zebra has been wonderful to work with. They have been instrumental in getting supplies to my sixth graders so that they can stretch themselves as creative young adults. They have such powerful things to say, and Dreaming Zebra has helped them immensely by getting them the materials to say it.
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation came through for our kids! We needed to find art supplies for our students and the Dreaming Zebra Foundation helped us get them. Thank you so much!
A staff member at our school worked to help provide much-needed supplies for our classrooms through your organization. It was like Christmas to have these wonderful supplies delivered so that our students could use the arts to explore their content area studies! Thank you all so much for what you do!
The dreaming zebra foundation came through when we had no place else to turn. Thank you for your support of this organization and what they do for the students of North Carolina and other States. They have been great.
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
I am a 2nd grade teacher in an extremely impoverished area. Due to economic budget restraints, our school was forced to get rid of our arts program. We were also faced with not having extra funds to provide for art supplies to use in our classrooms. I heard about The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and contacted them. They were very interested in helping our Elementary school that consists of over 700 children. The Dreaming Zebra sent me a huge box of art supplies. These supplies were distributed throughout the school. The Dreaming Zebra is also continuing to work with my school to help provide art materials and support for the upcoming school year. The Dreaming Zebra has helped provide art to children who otherwise may not have been given the chance.
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.
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation has helped my art classes in my elementary school beyond expectations! They are so willing to go the extra mile to find us supplies that we need, like colored markers and crayons. They have been so supportive of our desire to offer ceramics to our students. The Dreaming Zebra Foundation has enriched the lives of our 800 art students here in Phoenix! They are awesome!
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.
Dawne and the Dreaming Zebra Foundation have been wonderful to work with in support of our instrumental music program at Weinland Park Elementary. Our goal is to offer instrumental music to any 4th or 5th grade student who wishes to participate. Unfortunately, most of our students do not have the means to purchase or rent an instrument. It is a challenge to provide instruments for our students. Many of the instruments in our inventory are old, in need of repair or both. Although I want students to participate in music, I will not have them participate with sub-par instruments that will cause more harm than good. So far this year Dreaming Zebra has provided a clarinet and a cello with a trumpet on the way. Thanks to their generosity and persistence, additional students at Weinland Park will have an opportunity to participate for years to come. Thank you Dreaming Zebra!
Dreaming Zebra was able to help us by donating supplies for daily class art projects. The art supplies also allowed us to invite volunteers into the classroom to lead weekly special projects. Without the art supplies we would not have been able to have art as such a strong part of our classroom curricula. We received glue guns, oil pastels, and paper. Dreaming Zebra was very generous with their donation. They gave us a ton of paper and oil pastels. It seemed fairly easy to work with Dreaming Zebra. Parent volunteers from my class contacted and coordinated with the Dreaming Zebra staff. From a teacher's perspective it was great because of how easy it was to access special resources. I know that there are many opportunities to access resources for schools within our community, but sometimes it is difficult to deal with the logistics. I was so happy that my classroom parents were able to contact Dreaming Zebra directly and help facilitate the process.