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.



Every child's painting begins with just one brushstroke. Please consider joining our key group of art-loving supporters who donate $10 or more each month. With so many children in the world going without access to art and basic supplies, we are in need of your monthly support to reach as many young artists as possible, and to give them a vibrant palette for self-expression. $10 per month!

Please join us by adding your brushstroke of color to our giving palette, and supporting our mission of helping young artists to follow their dreams.


Home Art Kits!

Art has always been a means of lifting spirits and helping people to stand up and endure tough times. It's important to Dreaming Zebra to encourage students during this national Coronavirus emergency, and to help them continue making art while schools are closed.

We're sending Home Art Kits directly to young artists until our supplies run out! Students may select one of six available kits coded by color, one for every shade of the rainbow. Choose your kit by color and follow the four steps below to receive your art kit:

Home Art Kit Colors:

  Red Crayons + Drawing Pad
  Orange Markers + Drawing Pad
  Yellow Drawing Set w/ Pencils, Eraser + Sketchbook
  Green Watercolor Set + Paper
  Blue Colored Pencils + Sketchbook
  Purple Small Acrylic Paint Set + 1 Canvas

Four Steps:


Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and explain in 1-3 sentences how a Home Art Kit would make your days brighter while you're home from school. Tell us the name of your school, what grade you're in, and attach a copy of either your Student ID, or a photo of yourself for verification purposes. Photographs will be kept strictly confidential, which means they won't be shared publicly.
2. Tell us the color of the Home Art Kit you'd like to receive. One per student!
3. Include your home mailing address.
4. Kick back and await your kit. Have a blast with art! We'd love to see what you're making -- tag us @dreaming.zebra on Instagram and Facebook with hashtags
#noschool #staycool #makeart

USA Only. No phone calls please. Dreaming Zebra will not respond to
emails that include discriminatory or offensive language. Thanks!

Dreams of Painting...

Sponsor A Classroom of Young Artists

When you select this option for giving, you'll enable a classroom of budding young artists to follow their dreams! We'll serve the next group of children from our national waiting list with supplies they hope to receive, and you'll receive a special thank you from the students who benefit from your donation!

Art supplies most needed by classrooms will include paints, brushes, canvases and other essential materials to support creative learning. Thank you for helping us to make the world a more colorful place for kids! You're awesome!


Helping Kids Dream...

Dreaming Zebra's Community Art Recycling Program provides access to art and music supplies for thousands of children, schools, art therapy programs and community organizations throughout the United States.

In 2016, Dreaming Zebra® provided free art supplies, musical instruments, and public art experiences to more than 85,000 young artists -- children who otherwise might not have experienced the joys and benefits of an art education.

Please help us to deliver more art materials to children in need, and keep the shelves stocked, by making a cash donation today to support our minimal shipping and operating costs.

Please click the donation box to the right to help us meet the needs of communities throughout the United States.


About Us

The Dreaming Zebra® Foundation was incorporated in Portland, Oregon in the interest of promoting greater access to the arts for children and young adults. Our founders recognized a pressing need in many communities for the charitable donation of art and music supplies to support children, schools, and other nonprofit organizations serving youth and the arts.

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Community Art Recycling Program

The purpose of the Community Art Recycling Program is to gather gently used materials that can be efficiently recycled to provide art therapy and education for children in need within the community.

Many individuals and business owners are surprised to learn that basic secondhand materials that are often discarded can be used to create an art class for children in need.

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