The Greenbrier Distributes 30,000 gifts to 98 Charities from Their Create a Dream Tree

By
Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty WV0026375



On Wednesday, December 14, the Greenbrier distributed approximately 30,000 gifts among the 98 charities who requested assistance from their Create a Dream Tree.

The Greenbrier donated $1 million in toys and clothing to charities this holiday season.  That translates to approximately 30,000 gifts, including:

  • 1,000 ride-on toys
  • 1,400 dolls
  • 1,000 stuffed animals
  • 600 remote-control helicopters
  • 1,000 educational toys (such as talking globes)
  • 20% of the gifts were clothing items for adults


Below are photos of some of the charities collecting their gifts:

The Greenbrier's Create a Dream Tree

Approximately 400 volunteers from the region assisted in wrapping gifts. Gifts were wrapped by resort employees and volunteers from as far away as Oak Hill and Beckley, WV and Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA.

Volunteers included kids too – church youth groups, a teen book club, 4-H Club, and the Greenbrier East High School girls’ basketball team; also students from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and a Red Hat club from Beckley volunteered.  All the gifts were labeled by sex and age group to ease in distribution.)




Ninety-eight charities received gifts including Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse, Penny Pitch, Save the Children, etc. Based on the charities who have registered, gifts were given to children in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, Alabama and North Carolina.

Approximately 30,000 gifts were on display throughout the resort with two “trees” made of gifts (one was 14’ tall).

Over 200 gifts were donated by resort guests and visitors. The guests were truly impressed by the Greenbrier’s efforts, and some volunteered to wrap while others donated toys or money to add to the project.

_______________________________________________________

 

My signature

 Local events, stories and happenings are brought to you as a courtesy by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Stuarts and Watts.

 Rebecca Gaujot

 

If I can assist you in any way with your real estate needs in Lewisburg, WV Greenbrier County or the surrounding areas, please feel free to contact me by phone at (304) 520-2133, email or visit my website.

 

Lets connect ............

 

Rebecca Gaujot on FacebookRebecca Gaujot on TwitterRebecca Gaujot on LinkedInRebecca Gaujot on YouTube

Posted by

Your Real Estate Connection for Lewisburg, WV and the Greenbrier County

 

   

 

If I can assist you in any way with your real estate needs in Lewisburg, WV, Greenbrier County or the surrounding areas, please feel free to contact me by phone at
(304) 520-2133
, email
or visit my website at

www.lewisburgwvhomesforsale.com/

 

 Vision Quest Realty

Martha Hilton, Broker

 

 

       Rebecca Gaujot on FacebookRebecca Gaujot on TwitterRebecca Gaujot on LinkedInRebecca Gaujot on YouTubeRebecca Gaujot on GooglePlusRebecca Gaujot blog feed Follow Me on Pinterest
       

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
West Virginia Greenbrier County White Sulphur Springs The Greenbrier
Groups:
West Virginia Connection
Stories, People and Photos
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
ActiveRain Contests
2011 December 31 Day Posting Challenge Group
Tags:
west virginia
season of giving
charitable events
white sulphur springs wv
the greenbrier resort
create a dream tree

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,188,706
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My mother in law visits the Greenbrier about twice a year, but never for Christmas. She would be one to help in the wrapping and she would also donate money. I think this resort has done a great thing. I will be sure to  let her know of the resort's efforts. This is truly amazing.

Compared to what you have posted...I adopted 3 children in foster care in our rural area. I was able to give them an almost complete Christmas. I went to Walmart and got toys and outdoor wear and pajamas for each child. It was really fun to do this, and I got my teenage daughter involved. She didn't want to help at first, but she ended up really helping and we had a great time. I 'adopted' a three and five year old girl and a five year old boy. My daughter got to relive what her greatest presents were at these age groups. It was surprising. She really liked the smaller toys.

I made sure not to buy anything that needed batteries. These are foster kids that could be moved around and you don't know if they will be able to get batteries for their toys. The group that sponsered this suggested gift cards for the older kids, which I thought was a great idea.

Dec 21, 2011 06:36 PM #1
Rainmaker
2,346,102
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Greenbriar and it's employees are certainly doing their share to make this a wonderful Christmas for so many people!

Dec 21, 2011 08:48 PM #2
Ambassador
1,709,615
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and morning Rebecca

Rebecca, the Greenbrier sure did a mighty fine job of giving a helping hand! I take my hat of to them, all the Volunteers and all the folks which made donations to this here event a mighty big success!

Marry Christmas to you and your family!


Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Dec 21, 2011 09:02 PM #3
Rainer
169,728
Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Wende Schoof - Menlo Park, CA
WendeByTheBay.com - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula

Rebecca, the Greenbrier sounds like it has some wonderful people working there.  That's a lot of Christmas spirit!

Dec 21, 2011 10:09 PM #4
Rainmaker
2,287,472
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Rebecca: Greenbriar is doing their part to make this a memorable holiday season.  Good to hear so many organizations are chipping in.

Dec 22, 2011 12:19 AM #5
Ambassador
628,136
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Rebecca, Greenbrier is doing amazing good community work. We have the fine McConnell family here in Redding. Philantropic work is so important. Thank you for sharing this inspiring work.

Dec 22, 2011 02:07 AM #6
Rainmaker
2,486,716
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debbie, The Greenbrier did an amazing job on this charitable event!  How great is that...adopting some children for Christmas...it is so much fun buying for children and wrapping the presents and thinking of their surprise faces on Christmas morning.  Blessings to you and your daughter...Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2011 03:24 AM #7
Rainmaker
2,486,716
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Roger, indeed they have!

Dale, yes and it was just amazing to see all the gifts at the Greenbrier.

Wende, the Christmas spirit is alive at the Greenbrier for sure!

Anita, this certainly has been the year for giving throughout the country!

Jeanean, I think more people this year are doing fantastic community work...throughout our great country.

Dec 22, 2011 03:29 AM #8
Rainmaker
4,356,291
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Rebecca,

How wonderful that the guest volunteered to give and wrap presents.  That is evidence of the spirit of humanity and Christmas. A

Dec 22, 2011 03:57 AM #9
Rainmaker
4,041,410
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rebecca, this is WONDERFUL, and no wonder Jim is such a generous man!    The Greenbrier is very special!

Dec 22, 2011 04:11 AM #10
Rainmaker
2,486,716
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Alexandra, it truly is evidence!

Joan, I agree!

Dec 22, 2011 04:19 AM #11
Rainer
206,584
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

What an amazing way to pay it forward! 

Dec 22, 2011 06:22 AM #12
Rainmaker
2,486,716
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Marge...INDEED!

Dec 22, 2011 07:47 AM #13
Ambassador
1,494,227
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I love hearing about these events to help those in need.  Wow Greenbrier is doing an excellent job, so many families and children will enoy the reason for the season. What an impact!

Dec 22, 2011 08:05 AM #14
Rainmaker
2,486,716
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

John, It is such a great impact...kudos to the Greenbrier.

Dec 22, 2011 04:28 PM #15
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
2,486,716

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®

Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Your Connection to West Virginia Mountain Splendor
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information