Crye-Leike, REALTORS Joins Hamilton County Schools In Coats For Kids Campaign

OOLTEWAH, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is pleased to announce its partnership with Hamilton County Schools in an effort to provide winter coats to children in need across the region.  The Coats For Kids Campaign is being lead by Crye-Leike Affiliate Broker Judie Morton who is based out of the company’s Ooltewah, Tennessee branch office.


“Last winter I observed two little boys walking to a bus stop without coats,” said Judie.  “The outside temperature was 23 degrees.  It just broke my heart that any child in our community would not have a coat to wear to school.”


When Judie contacted the school system she was told by an official that out of the 40-thousand Hamilton County children enrolled in school, ten thousand need help with clothing so they can attend school.


“So last year we decided to ask Crye-Leike agents to donate a new or nearly new coat for these kids,” said Judie.  “We had tremendous participation.”


Already this year Crye-Leike has delivered nearly 60 coats to Hamilton County Schools for distribution to children by the school system’s social workers.


“Everyone in the office has been inspired by Judie,” said Dan Griess, Crye-Leike Ooltewah Managing Broker.  “We’ve all reached out to our friends, neighbors and past clients this year to really have an impact and get coats to as many children as possible.”


Judie Morton is an Affiliate Broker in the company’s Ooltewah branch office located at 5913 Main Street in Ooltewah Tennessee.  To learn more about the Coats For Kids Campaign and for all your real estate needs and personal referrals contact Crye-Leike’s Judie Morton at 423-243-6666 and you can email her at


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 more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 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 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.