Get Involved

Our efforts are supported by great people like you. Here’s how you can help our mission.

How to Get Involved

Donate

Volunteer

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT A CHILD

Our vision is to expand our programs and the number of children and families we serve. By joining our mission and becoming a sponsor, donor, and/or volunteer, you can be part of our growth and impact a child’s future. Please take a moment to view our 2019 Annual Report, which highlights our successes from last year.

With your help, Zebra Crossings will develop and offer new programs for more children and families in the region:

  • Teen programs and overnight trips for youth ages 13-15 to help them navigate the journey to independence and empowerment.
  • Expanded diagnosis specific overnight retreats and camps (e.g. epilepsy and allergies).
  • Family support groups and retreats to find support in addressing emotional concerns and challenges as they parent through illness.
  • Leaders In Training (LIT) program for those teens who have a chronic health condition and want to give back to their community by being role models themselves.
  • Virtual Programs using Zoom, as we have adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Giving The Right Of Way

We are grateful for each donation of any size and your support directly benefits youth with chronic medical conditions and their families who participate in our programs. All our programs are made possible through a combination of sponsorships, donations and grants.

Giving opportunities include:

  • Annual Fund giving enables us to put your gift where it is needed the most
  • Monthly Giving at a minimum level of $10.00 per month adds up to $120.00 per year
  • Corporate Sponsorships and customized giving to underwrite a specific program
  • Camp Scholarship Fund to make camp accessible for all families
  • Legacy or Endowment Fund gifts to help us sustain our future

Please Contact Us for more information on customized giving opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more, please review our Case for Support to learn about our impact, vision and needs.

Spend Some Time With Us

Zebra Crossings’ programs are supported by volunteers willing to devote some of their personal time to our cause. We are always looking for folks like you to lend a hand.

SEEKING SPONSORS!

With the support of generous donors, we are able to keep our program fees at a reduced rate as many of our families face high out of pocket medical expenses. Camp scholarship funds are available upon request to ensure that all interested children and families can benefit from our programs. Sponsorships are available on all levels.

“Zebra Crossings has given my children a power they never would have learned to unleash. Here, they feel accepted, encouraged and understood. They are taught that what they believe to be their inadequacies, can really be the fire that burns inside of them and makes them a stronger, more courageous, and joyous person. Truly, Zebra Crossings has changed our lives for the better.”

- Thaia Katsos

“I am not sure there are many places where there are such kind, caring people.  It is also a place where others have chronic illnesses, some the same as yours.  It makes it a lot of fun to just talk and relate to someone that you can’t necessarily do at school.”

- Teen participant

“Before camp my son was embarrassed to go to the nurse. He wouldn’t take meds before gym, and then tried to hide his asthma symptoms and chest/lung pain.” Since camp, my son has been willing to take albuterol before gym class, has been more confident and willing to participate in groups with active outdoor activities.”

- Asthma Camp Parent

“It is an amazing experience to not feel alone in the world. To meet and share some wonderful kid stories has given me and my family so much hope for the future”

- Family Camp Parent

“Zebra Crossings is a fun place where you can go and feel safe because they understand how you feel. You get to express yourself and experience all kinds of things and nothing holds you back.”

- Luke, age 10

The efforts of Zebra Crossings are supported by our generous sponsors, both individual and business. Want to join the ranks?

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