"Create a Dream Tree for Kids" Holiday Gift Drive
White Sulphur Springs, WV - November 8, 2012: 2012 marks the second year that The Greenbrier, the historic American resort that has been a holiday destination for decades, will be holding its "Create a Dream Tree for Kids" holiday gift drive, which will donate more than $1 million in toys to charity. After 2011's grand success, resort owner Jim Justice and The Greenbrier team are making a remarkable commitment to once again help families in need.
All gifts and proceeds will go towards the purchase of toys for children in need. Charitable organizations can register online at www.greenbrier.com/dreamtree before December 1, 2012 to request consideration.
"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."
The resort's retail team has already purchased more than 24,000 gifts, including oversized stuffed animals, Hello Kitty puzzles, WOW Toys and tabletop art easels. This year, The Greenbrier is also partnering with Paws2Care to donate more than 1,750 copies of the children's book, Beamer Visits the Emergency Room, along with "Beamer" stuffed animals, to be given to children who wake up in emergency rooms in the Inova Hospital network on Christmas morning.
For those who wish to donate items for the charity drive, The Greenbrier has provided three options for guests:
Purchase an item for the "Dream Tree" from Fizzy's Land of Oz at The Greenbrier.
Donate a new, unwrapped toy at any of the resort's retail shops.
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 12, 2012 and are tax-deductible (receipts will be provided).
For those who wish to help wrap gifts, please e-mail email@example.com with the date, time and names of those wishing to help.