Imagine the joy of virtual reality for a member of this community forever bound to a wheelchair. Or the relief of a homeless mother of seven when she finds a program that will feed her children a hot breakfast.
Readers have provided that joy, and relief, during the holiday season the past three decades, through generous donations to The Bee’s Book of Dreams. Last year readers donated $223,000 to fund the dreams, with additional money donated to other local nonprofits.
This year’s list of dreams includes a virtual reality hub for Adult Growth Experience so that its students with cerebral palsy can see what it feels like to ski, or scuba dive, or just ride a roller coaster.
The Maryhouse Hospitality Center for Homeless Women has a more basic need: a commercial grade griddle that won’t break. The center has been a godsend for Michelle Williams, her husband and seven children, who have found hot breakfasts and other help there.
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All reader donations will fund dreams. The Bee will pay administrative costs and report the amount raised.
Thank you for your unwavering generosity to neighbors in need.