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Causes: Arts & Culture, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

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.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm pretty passionate about the arts, and recently made a small cash donation to Dreaming Zebra. This is a company that cares about people, clearly. The thank you card I received in the mail (joyfully infused with stickers glitter and other cute creative touches by kids) made me feel like I had contributed a million bucks. These are kind and smart folks with compassionate hearts, who are doing a great job of bringing art to needy kids. Dreaming Zebra makes you want to donate again, and more, and right away, just to get another adorable card in the mail. You can join their monthly giving "palette" as they call it as well, and they'll send you news every month about which kids are being helped with your donations. They support a ton of different programs. Love the follow through, spirit, and visionary, earth-friendly vibe of Dreaming Zebra. Keep up the great work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

ZHAwesome

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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. :-)

Donor

Rating: 5

After recently contributing with the Haiti camping through The Dreaming Zebra foundation I can say it is wonderful to see the impact that has been made in inspiring creativity in these children. Kids that wouldn't normally have the opportunity are given a chance to express themselves through group programs such as these. I am so happy to see the smiles on their faces and to be a part of giving to the next generation the hope to dream and to unleash their imaginations. Thank you Dreaming Zebra for all you have done!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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. .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Brian91

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Linda248

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dreaming Zebra totally equipped a dwindling and drowning art program! We serve kids with severe emotional disturbances, what a great way to reach a really difficult to teach population.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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