Lynda Ruesga at her three-bedroom transitional unit at the Volunteers of America community campus at Mather, Calif., on Monday, November 28, 2016. “Everyone here is so helpful,” Ruesga said. “The staff’s been the key to helping me turn it around.”
Lynda Ruesga at her three-bedroom transitional unit at the Volunteers of America community campus at Mather, Calif., on Monday, November 28, 2016. “Everyone here is so helpful,” Ruesga said. “The staff’s been the key to helping me turn it around.” Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
Lynda Ruesga at her three-bedroom transitional unit at the Volunteers of America community campus at Mather, Calif., on Monday, November 28, 2016. “Everyone here is so helpful,” Ruesga said. “The staff’s been the key to helping me turn it around.” Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
Book of Dreams

Book of Dreams

Helping meet community needs for nearly 30 years

Welcome baskets sought for people turning their lives around

December 05, 2016 2:14 PM

Comments

More Videos

Banned books that shaped American literature 2:08

Banned books that shaped American literature

Burglars caught on camera attacking barking dog, making off with TV 3:40

Burglars caught on camera attacking barking dog, making off with TV

Drama of Northern California fires caught on camera 1:11

Drama of Northern California fires caught on camera

Apartment construction takes off in midtown Sacramento 0:33

Apartment construction takes off in midtown Sacramento

Take a trip down memory lane for SMF’s 50th anniversary 1:33

Take a trip down memory lane for SMF’s 50th anniversary

Listeria is rare but dangerous 0:33

Listeria is rare but dangerous

California candidates for governor differ on universal health care 2:47

California candidates for governor differ on universal health care

Take a look at Sinatra's old Tahoe resort 0:37

Take a look at Sinatra's old Tahoe resort

Homeless in Sacramento 2:57

Homeless in Sacramento

49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard speaks following 40-10 loss to Cowboys 1:43

49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard speaks following 40-10 loss to Cowboys

  • The Sacramento Bee Book of Dreams 2016

    Book of Dreams has been helping people in our community for nearly 30 years. Each year during the holidays, the Sacramento Bee publishes stories of people and nonprofits in need. The dreams can be simple, such as cribs for children, a bike for a person with special needs or art supplies for seniors. To make a donation please visit www.sacbee.com/bookofdreams.