The deadline for nonprofit groups to apply for inclusion in The Modesto Bee’s annual holiday fundraising effort is drawing near. A Book of Dreams, which raises money for the neediest in our community each Christmas season, is in its 24th year.
Working in partnership with the Stanislaus Community Foundation, The Bee highlights area nonprofit agencies that serve our communities and some of the people these groups help. We collect donations through the holiday season, culminating with a check distribution ceremony in early January.
The Bee is seeking applications from nonprofit groups that would like to take part in the 2014 Book of Dreams.
Representatives of nonprofit groups are invited to go online to www.stanislauscf.org to download an application. Submissions are due Sept. 19. Agencies will be selected early next month.
Since The Bee started publishing A Book of Dreams in 1990, readers have contributed roughly $632,000 to needy families and organizations. Nonprofit groups also have benefited from increased visibility and more interest from volunteers.
For more information, call the foundation at (209) 576-1608.