MEMPHIS, TN., – Crye-Leike Realtors is thrilled to announce the return of its popular Accounting Department Silent Auction & Raffle to benefit Youth Villages.  The event will be staged in the main lobby of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow Corporate Headquarters building, Monday December 10th – Friday, December 14th at 6525 Quail Hollow in Memphis.


“We will have at least 180 gift baskets that have been created and loaded up with amazing products and items,” said Lynda Drake, Crye-Leike Realtors Accounting Manager. “Many of the items are direct donations from the Amit’s Hallmark Store in Trinity Commons, Cordova which has been a wonderful partner with us in the auction and raffle event this year.”


Items will be displayed Monday through Friday, with the auction finalized at 3pm on Friday the 14th.  The raffle will be drawn at noon on Friday.  Santa is planning to pay a visit to the Crye-Leike Headquarters on the final day of the event to wish everyone a merry holiday season.


Among the items available for auction? a signed football by Tennessee Titans Quarterback Vince Young, the 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year. Raffle tickets will also be available for just $1.00 and raffle prizes will also be on display.


“Last year the event raised approximately $13,000 dollars for Youth Villages, and we hope to raise even more funds for this worthwhile organization this year,” said Drake.

Youth Villages helps more than eleven thousand troubled children and their families each year in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the District of Columbia.  Youth Villages offers many programs to families and children including; residential, foster care, home based treatment, group homes, adoption and a center for intensive residential treatment.


The agency’s goal is to get a child in crisis in less than one hour, de-escalate the crisis and determine the best place for the child at the time.  These practices save taxpayers’ money as well as the lives of children.


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike Realtors in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of over 4,000 sales associates and 137 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2006, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $6.1 billion with 35,498 closed transaction sides.