The Greenbrier Breaks Records With Annual "Create A Dream Tree For Kids" Holiday Gift Drive


Dec 03, 2013, 14:00 ET from The Greenbrier

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier, the historic American resort in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, has announced that this year's "Create a Dream Tree for Kids" holiday drive is set to break all past records.

Volunteers spent over 1,500 hours wrapping nearly 23,000 gifts for regional children's charities, using 5.5 miles of wrapping paper. The Greenbrier will be distributing an additional 15,000 gifts to organizations who have asked that they remain unwrapped. A total of more than 38,000 gifts will be brought to area children in need by 85 charitable organizations in West Virginia and beyond, ensuring that tens of thousands of families awaken on Christmas morning with a gift for their children.

The project, initiated two years ago by Jim Justice, noted billionaire philanthropist and owner of The Greenbrier, has raised more than $2 million in toys and gifts for local and national charities, and aims to add at last $1 million more in 2013.

"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.

ABOUT THE GREENBRIER: Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778, it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course and the historic Oakhurst Links, located just a 10-minute drive from the resort); 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 Five Star mineral spa; a melange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel.

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SOURCE The Greenbrier