Book of Dreams

Nominees sought for Book of Dreams, The Sacramento Bee’s giving project

Featured in the 2014 Book of Dreams, Melanie Ocon works on homework at home in South Sacramento. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and if all goes as planned, attend college. The Center for Land-Based Learning asked the Book of Dreams readers to help Ocon and other college-bound students by funding "Laptop and Luggage Scholarships" that would provide a laptop and other college essentials for 10 deserving students.
Featured in the 2014 Book of Dreams, Melanie Ocon works on homework at home in South Sacramento. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and if all goes as planned, attend college. The Center for Land-Based Learning asked the Book of Dreams readers to help Ocon and other college-bound students by funding "Laptop and Luggage Scholarships" that would provide a laptop and other college essentials for 10 deserving students. Bee file, 2014

For more than a quarter-century, The Sacramento Bee has invited the community to help those less fortunate during the holiday season.

In 2015, the community responded with $201,000 in donations. Because of readers’ generosity, 26 dreams were fulfilled.

As we begin our 29th 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 makes a difference in someone’s life. To nominate an individual, family or nonprofit organization, please go to www.sacbee.com/bookofdreams.

Nominations are due by Oct. 20. Finalists will be notified in late October and if chosen by The Bee, nominees must be willing to be featured in a story and photographed for the Book of Dreams. Call 916-556-5667 to request a nomination form or ask questions.

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