BOOK OF DREAMS WISHES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dream: Supplies for the nonprofit Rebuilding Together Sacramento, which hosts massive repair days for mostly low-income homeowners.
Needed: New wheelbarrows and spare tires.
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.
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.
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.