MEMPHIS, TN., – Crye-Leike Realtors is thrilled to announce that more than $12-thousand dollars was raised during its popular Accounting Department Silent Auction & Raffle to benefit Youth Villages.  The event was 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 had 180 beautiful gift baskets up for auction and some for raffle with an amazing amount of great products and items inside them,” said Lynda Drake, Crye-Leike Realtors Accounting Manager. “We couldn’t have done it without the love and support of our friends at Amit’s Hallmark Store in Cordova and Bartlett which has been a wonderful partner with us in the auction and raffle event from the very beginning.”


Items were displayed for five days, with the auction finalized at 3pm on Friday the 14th, and among them was a signed football by Tennessee Titans Quarterback Vince Young, the 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year.


“It’s become a wonderful tradition here at the Crye-Leike headquarters where people can get a beautiful gift for the holiday and support such a deserving agency like Youth Villages,” said Drake.  “If people weren’t able to make it out this year to bid on a basket, we encourage them to mark their calendars and plan to join us around this time next year for another great benefit in support of Youth Villages.”



Youth Villages helps more than 11-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.