Book of Dreams 2014 Nominations

For more than 25 years, The Sacramento Bee has invited the community to help those less fortunate during the holiday season. In 2013, the community responded with $250,000 in donations - a record-breaking year. Because of readers' generosity nearly 50 dreams were fulfilled and The Bee was able to donate $10,000 to area nonprofits during "The Big Day of Giving" in May.

With the help of the community, The Bee hopes to continue that tradition in 2014.

As we begin our 27th year of focusing on those who often are overlooked, we are asking for nominations for this year's effort. And although The Book of dreams does not approve requests for housing, cars or trips, no dream is too large or too small if it helps make a difference in someone's life. To nominate an individual, family or non-profit organization, please go to the online nomination form.

In 2013, the Book of Dreams helped build a kennel for Alpha K9; purchased toys and scooters for children of incarcerated parents; bought wheelchair race cars for young heart patients and gave Priscilla Wong what she needed to read her favorite books.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Finalists will be notified in late October and if chosen by the newspaper, nominees must be willing to be featured in a story and photographed for the "Book of Dreams." If you have any questions or to request a nomination form, please contact Community Affairs at the special Book of Dreams phone line - 916-556-5667.

Book of Dreams nomination form

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