Crye-Leike Associates across Middle Tennessee donate 245 backpacks to Youth Villages

Brentwood, TN.  – Children in the care of Youth Villages throughout Middle Tennessee will be going back to school in style thanks to the associates and staff at Crye-Leike, REALTORS? offices across the mid-state region.


For the 15th consecutive year, the company’s Middle Tennessee offices went back to school shopping to help prepare children in need for the new school year.


Crye-Leike’s Middle Tennessee agents made the company’s 2015 backpack campaign another great success with the agents and staff collecting 245 backpacks stuffed with thousands of dollars of school supplies. The donations are made in honor of Chris Crye.


“The Youth Villages mission to help kids and families live successfully is a mission that’s at the heart of all Middle Tennessee Crye-Leike sales associates and employees as our backpack campaign strives to serve as many Middle Tennessee children as possible with new school supplies and backpacks,” said Crye-Leike Cofounder and CEO Harold Crye. “Many of our agents look forward to shopping for that special backpack or certain kind of notebook, pen or pencil set that they think the kids will enjoy each year.”


Remembering the excitement of what it’s like to start school and get lots of new stuff, Crye-Leike associates are eager to participate in the Youth Villages ‘Backpack Heroes Campaign’ each year to help ensure that the kids in the agency’s care in Middle Tennessee get the same fresh start to school as every other child.


Over the past several years, Crye-Leike associates have donated thousands of backpacks and thousands of dollars of school supplies to Youth Villages. The company’s agents are always excited to buy the newest cool school supplies that they imagine will bring a smile to the face of a child in need.


“We’ve seen the donations from our agents and staff give the children at Youth Villages a big boost in their self esteem and feel more comfortable with their classmates at the start of a new school year,” said Crye. “By providing school supplies for these children, we’re letting them know that they are important and special to our community. A solid education and great schools keep our children and communities thriving and strong, and we hope our small effort helps to make a big difference in these children’s lives.”


Youth Villages Development Manager Greg Schott says, “Because of what Crye-Leike’s Realtors do, these kids get to attend school with new folders, paper, pencils and backpacks giving them the chance to feel the same thrill the other kids do when getting new supplies that they can truly call their own. It gives the kids an opportunity to have something brand new and shows them they can trust grown-ups who are willing to help kids they don’t even know.”


Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company that was founded in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike. Today, Crye-Leike is ranked as the 6th largest real estate firm in the nation and the #1 real estate company in the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has a network of more than 3,000 licensed Realtors and 112 offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma. More information about Crye-Leike can be found at