White Sulphur Springs, WV - November 5, 2014: West Virginia's iconic resort, The Greenbrier, has announced plans for its fourth annual "Dream Tree for Kids" holiday gift drive, which aims to donate more than $1 million in toys and clothes 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 three 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 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.

All donations must be received by December 10, 2014 and are tax-deductible (receipts will be provided).

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

Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.

Nicole Hellmers at WEILL                           
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