About Our Auction
This year, in lieu of our traditional Night Of Music fundraising event, Zebra Crossings invites you to participate in our “Sharing the Sounds of Gratitude” Virtual Auction.
We are grateful for the generous sponsorship support of our event:
* LAARS Heating Systems - event underwriter
* D.F. Richard Energy - auction sponsor
Throughout the week we will feature personal stories of impact and appreciation from our families and supporters. We invite you to tune in via social media and participate in this week-long virtual silent auction. Choose your time and place to join us and to empower our fundraising auction, to connect and learn about our mission, and show your care for our families.
Engage in the bidding process for over 40 Auction items featuring gift baskets, art items, event tickets, and gift certificates. Alternatively, you can buy almost all items outright and secure them right away. The added value amount you contribute will serve as your tax deductible donation.
Proceeds of this auction benefit Zebra Crossings, a local nonprofit organization that provides empowerment programs for youth and teens with chronic medical conditions.
About Zebra Crossings
Asthma, diabetes, epilepsy. The moment the diagnosis is determined, the world changes. The child is set apart from others and perceived as limited. Parents fear for their child’s safety, feeling a greater need to protect and control their lives. Mainstream youth programs often contain unconscious barriers to inclusion– often leaving children with chronic medical conditions feeling limited, different or excluded.
Zebra Crossings removes these barriers by modifying programs to meet multiple abilities. Through their understanding of each other’s needs, our kids are inspired by each other. They break through their personal perception of limitations, engage in fun activities and feel empowered. Our medical staff provides the peace of mind and much needed respite time for parents.
Our programs allow these children to renew their spirits through opportunities for play and to connect them with others who are facing the same challenges. Together they try new experiences, can be worry free for a while, and build lasting friendships.
One parent shared after our camp:
“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.”
Help us continue to make a positive impact on these children living with a chronic medical condition and their families. Many of our families are unable to afford these program and camp experiences without generous community support.