Published On: Fri, Sep 27th, 2013

The Greenbrier announces 3rd annual ‘Create a Dream Tree for Kids’ holiday gift drive

Last year's "Dream Tree" at The Greenbrier.

Last year’s “Dream Tree” at The Greenbrier.

The Greenbrier announced plans this week for its 3rd annual “Create a Dream Tree for Kids” holiday gift drive, building on the tremendous success of the last two drives, which donated more than $2 million in toys and clothes to local and national charities.

The “Create a Dream Tree for Kids” project is the brainchild of The Greenbrier’s owner Jim Justice, who initiated the massive holiday drive two years ago with his own donations, with the goal of ensuring that children throughout West Virginia and beyond wake up on Christmas morning with at least one gift to unwrap. The resort’s retail team estimates that it will purchase more than 40,000 toys for distribution in this year’s drive.

“The Dream Tree project has been such an amazing success over the past two years, generating millions of dollars in gifts for underprivileged children throughout our area and around the country,” says Justice. “And I am confident that, with the help of our generous guests at The Greenbrier, we will go above and beyond once again this year.”

All gifts and proceeds from the “Create a Dream Tree for Kids” drive will go towards the purchase of toys for children in need. Charitable organizations can register online at www.greenbrier.com before Nov. 1 to request consideration.

For those who wish to donate items for the charity drive, The Greenbrier has provided two options for guests:

• Purchase an item for the “Dream Tree” from Fizzy’s Land of Oz at The Greenbrier

• Give a donation in the form of cash or a personal check (made payable to “Old White Charities”) at the Front Desk.

For those who wish to help wrap gifts, please e-mail dreamtreeforkids@greenbrier.com and a Greenbrier representative will follow up regarding the available dates, times and locations.

All donations must be received by Dec. 8, and all are tax-deductible (receipts will be provided). For more information about The Greenbrier, please visit: www.greenbrier.com.