Sacramento Bee: Homeless get warm clothes thanks to the generosity of Book of Dreams readers
"At noon Tuesday in the downtown Capitol Park Hotel homeless shelter, residents opened holiday gift-wrapped packages containing knit hats, gloves and socks, gifted to them by donors in the Sacramento Bee’s annual Book of Dreams holiday drive.
Joseph Carr, Santa cap on his head, handed out the gifts from a folding chair next to a little Christmas tree in the building’s lobby on Ninth Street. He’s formerly homeless, and wanted to help out. 'I’ve been there, done that,' he said. 'I want to show them some hope.'"