Book of Dreams wishes

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 10A


Here's the complete list of wishes in The Bee's Book of Dreams series.

Dream: Cole Odenweller's family seeks a special bicycle for the 15-year-old, who is afflicted with an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorder.

Needed: Special adult-size bicycle.

Total: $5,500

Dream: A caregiver asks for a special bicycle for Abby Franklin, an 18-year-old who is a cerebral palsy quadriplegic.

Needed: A special-needs bicycle.

Total: $4,000

Dream: Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services asks for materials to bolster its 13-week "Fathers I.N.C." series.

Needed: Funds for curriculum and supplies for "Daddy's tool bag," including toiletries and baby supplies.

Total: $5,000

Dream: A Christmas party for Clean & Sober program members, families and friends.

Needed: Funds for the party. Total: $2,000

Dream: A caregiver asks for a special bicycle for Abby Franklin, 18, a cerebral palsy quadriplegic.

Needed: Special-needs bicycle.

Total: $4,000

Dream: Uniforms for workers at Plates Café and Catering, a program of the St. John's Shelter Program for Women and Children.

Needed: Funds for uniforms.

Total: $4,000

Dream: The Coad family and the Greater Sacramento Valley office of the Arthritis Foundation seek to provide backpacks to families dealing with juvenile arthritis.

Needed: Backpacks, including a helpful book for parents and a soft "thermacare" bear to ease a child's pain. Total: $5,000

Dream: Supporters of the nonprofit Runnin' for Rhett Foundation seek funds to help children and teenagers afford costs to enter area races.

Needed: Funds for T-shirts, wristbands, registration fees.

Total: $5,000

Dream: New computer for single mother Catherine Odurokwarten, 20, who was aided by Sutter Teen Program, to complete her pharmacy technology classes.

Needed: Funds for laptop, software.

Total: $1,000

Dream: Funds to purchase supplies for Spirit in the Arts, a North Sacramento-based program providing studio space for area residents.

Needed: Art supplies, tables, chairs and lighting.

Total: $5,000

Dream: An automatic door opener is sought at the Stanford Settlement Senior Center, which provides meals, activities, counseling and conversation.

Needed: Funds for the door opener.

Total: $2,300

Dream: Support for the Soldiers Project/Sacramento, which provides confidential mental health treatment for active-duty military personnel and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Needed: Funds for a commercial-grade copy machine.

Total: $5,000

Dream: The Keaton Raphael Memorial seeks help in purchasing materials to make snuggle blankets for young patients.

Needed: Materials, including fabric, to make snuggle blankets.

Total: $3,500

Dream: Supplies for the nonprofit Rebuilding Together Sacramento, which hosts massive repair days for mostly low-income homeowners.

Needed: New wheelbarrows and spare tires.

Total: $1,700

Dream: Bob Kulinski's fellow workers at the Union Pacific Employee Club No. 86 are asking Book of Dreams readers to help Kulinski's daughter, Jillian. The 12-year-old, who suffers from recurring brain tumors, has worn the same hearing aids for the past seven years.

Needed: New hearing aids for Jillian to help her in school.

Total: $4,800

Dream: Cycles 4 Hope seeks a trailer to better help the region's homeless community with its monthly mobile bicycle repair shop.

Needed: Used trailer to deliver bikes for Cycles 4 Hope volunteers.

Total: $5,000

Dream: The nonprofit Sacramento-based Firefighters Burn Institute seeks to help 5-year-old Cesar Ruiz, who suffered third-degree burns in a camping accident, and his family.

Needed: New living room furniture and two twin beds.

Total: $2,500

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