Crayons for Kids: Crye-Leike Holds School Supplies Drive

Lebanon, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Lebanon branch office is holding a Crayons for Kids school supplies drive to benefit those Wilson County school children who receive free or reduced price meals within the Wilson County School System and the Lebanon Special School District.

“With less than three weeks away before school starts, we are asking parents to purchase extra school supplies when purchasing items for their own children,” said Nancy Oberti, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Lebanon branch office.

According to the Tennessee Department of Education’s School System Report Card for 2000, the Wilson County School System and the Lebanon Special School District combined had a total of 2,540 school children who participated in the system’s free/reduced price meals program. That total represents 17.8 percent of the total 14,226 students in those two school districts.

Such items requested are a box of crayons, markers or pencils, notebook paper, scissors and glue. Donations are being accepted on Thursday, August 2, 2001 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crye-Leike Lebanon branch office located at 1432 West Main Street in Lebanon, Tenn. Donors will receive free ice cream for their contributions.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,200 sales associates and 55 branch and franchise offices located in 27 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.