Dream Tree for Kids

The Greenbrier's Dream Tree for Kids


The Greenbrier will be holding its “Dream Tree for Kids” holiday gift drive for the eighth straight year in 2018. The annual charitable campaign will donate more than $1 million in toys to local and national charities.

The "Dream Tree for Kids" project is the brainchild of the Justice family, who were inspired to help the community and beyond celebrate the season by ensuring that children wake up on Christmas morning with at least one gift to unwrap.

“The Dream Tree for kids has become part of the Christmas tradition at The Greenbrier,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President of The Greenbrier. “The Greenbrier has always prided itself on giving back to this wonderful community, and this project is a wonderful example of that community spirit. It is heartwarming to know that we are able to help so many families have a Merry Christmas.”

All gifts and proceeds from the "Dream Tree for Kids" drive will go toward the purchase of toys for children in need.

"It broke my heart thinking that my kids would wake up Christmas morning and not see any toys underneath our tree," recalled a past Dream Tree participating parent. "I couldn't imagine what to do. But then, I heard about the toys through the Union Mission and The Greenbrier; getting the toys made my children have the most wonderful Christmas."



For those who wish to donate items to the 2018 Dream Tree (prior to December 5, 2018), The Greenbrier has provided two options:

  • Purchase an item for the “Dream Tree” from Fizzy’s Land of Oz (100% tax deductable)
  • Give a donation in the form of cash or a personal check (made payable to “Old White Charities”) at the Front Desk

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To register a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status to be a recipient of gifts from the 2018 Dream Tree, please print the downloadable “2018 Registration Form” from this website. Registrations packets must be completed in full and post marked by October 24, 2018 in order to be considered.

2018 Registration Forms PDF  ~  2018 Form 8283 PDF

October 24, 2018: Registration packets must be completed in full and post marked by this date to be considered.
October 29, 2018: Organizations will be notified va e-mail the number of gifts they have been selected to receive from the project.
November 28, 2018: Organizations will be notified via e-mail  and the time of their pick-up
December 10, 2018: Dream Tree Distribution Day

If your community, church or school group would like to donate time to assist in wrapping the 32,000 gifts that will make up this year’s Dream Tree for Kids, please e-mail dreamtreeforkids@greenbrier.com.

When e-mailing, please include the name of the group, how many people will be coming and the date / time you wish to come.  A schedule of available times to volunteer is listed on the “Volunteer Calendar” located below.  We ask that a minimum of 72 hours notice be given to ensure we are prepared for your group’s arrival.

2018 November Schedule     2018 December Schedule

Please e-mail dreamtreeforkids@greenbrier.com directly with any questions regarding registration, volunteering or donations.