Most Needed Items

  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Canvases (11 x 14 is ideal but smaller or larger sizes are great too)
  • Watercolors/Watercolor Paper
  • Oil Pastels
  • Tempera Paints
  • Sketchbooks
  • Graphite Drawing Pencils
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Colored Pencils

Today, thousands of children, and schools, are sadly going without the art & music supplies necessary to provide arts education even once a week.  Throughout the country, dedicated teachers are struggling to provide creative programs during and after school, as they battle such constraints as lack of budgeting or funding, and simple material resources.  With your help, we can make a difference.


Simple Materials Can Inspire Kids

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


Art Supplies

We welcome donations of any art supply that can be used creatively, whether new or used, from recycled items to glitter, paints, sewing materials, pottery wheels and kilns, craft items, photography, and theatrical supplies. Visit our “wish list” to view a list of specific items that students are in significant need of today.


Band instruments, keyboards, and guitars are requested by the majority of our recipients in underserved areas. The Dreaming Zebra Foundation also accepts instruments in need of gentle repair, and collaborates with community sponsors and volunteers to bring them back to life in the hands of local students.

To donate art or music supplies call 503-206-6400 or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mail your donation to:


The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
5331 SW Macadam Ave.
Ste. 258-522
Portland, OR 97239

Financial Donations

In addition to donations of materials and time, cash donations are vital to the mission of Dreaming Zebra Foundation. Funds to cover shipping, storage, and other administrative costs are needed throughout the year. Your donation is tax deductible and supports art and music education for disadvantaged youth in the community. Click here to find out more.


Our Most Needed Items from Blick Art Materials - Click to shop and donate today!

Check out our ArtRoom Aid list on - we've put together a list of the items that are requested most often by schools and community groups to keep their art programs going. It's so easy to donate, just shop, click, and the materials will be delivered directly to DZF, where we'll distribute them to children, teachers, and non-profit groups in significant need. Thanks for supporting creativity for kids!
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