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UPDATE: New Plans of Giving Announced at the Greenbrier

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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.

For those who wish to help wrap gifts, please e-mail dreamtreeforkids@greenbrier.com with the date, time and names of those wishing to help.

All donations must be received by December 12, 2012 and all are tax-deductible (receipts will be provided). For more information about The Greenbrier, please visit: www.greenbrier.com. Follow @The_Greenbrier on Twitter and track #2012DreamTree. 

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -  Christmas 2011 was an exciting one at America's Resort and for needy children across the two-Virginias.

The "Create-A-Dream" Christmas tree proudly displayed an estimated one million dollars worth of toys at the Greenbrier Resort.

Toys were donated from the Greenbrier Resort, as well as guests who visited, and donated to charities for local children who were in need during the holidays.

The gifts took up nearly two-floors of the Greenbrier hotel, and was an amazing success.

Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice is embarking on another holiday charity gift drive. Justice plans to announce this year's drive today at the resort in White Sulphur Springs.

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