Dream Tree for Kids

The Greenbrier's Dream Tree for Kids


2016 marks the sixth year that The Greenbrier will be holding its “Dream Tree for Kids” holiday gift drive, which will donate more than $1 million in toys to local and national charities.

The "Dream Tree for Kids" project is the brainchild of The Greenbrier's owner Jim Justice, who initiated the massive holiday gift drive six 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.

“Last year’s Dream Tree was such an amazing success that we knew we had to do it even bigger and better this year,” said Justice. “We believe that giving back to our community goes to the core of what The Greenbrier represents and is in keeping with our rich history.”

All gifts and proceeds from the "Dream Tree for Kids" drive will go towards 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 2013 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 2016 Dream Tree (prior to December 6, 2016), 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 2016 Dream Tree, please print the downloadable “2016 Registration Form” from this website. Registrations packets must be completed in full and post marked by October 28, 2016 in order to be considered.

2016 Registration Forms PDF  ~  2016 Form 8283 PDF

October 28, 2016: Registration packets must be completed in full and post marked by this date to be considered.
November 6, 2016: Organizations will be notified va e-mail the number of gifts they have been selected to receive from the project.
December 6, 2016: Organizations will be notified via e-mail  and the time of their pick-up
December 15, 2016: 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.

2016 Volunteer Schedule PDF

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