Nashville, TN: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services has teamed up with Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee to support the Backpack Heroes Program for the 19th consecutive year. This year, Crye-Leike broke its record, donating 494 backpacks full of school supplies to Youth Villages.

Youth Villages is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully through home-based counseling, therapeutic foster care, adoption services, residential treatment, community-based programs and crisis and prevention services.

Chris Crye, the late son of Crye-Leike CEO and Co-founder Harold Crye, was an avid supporter of Youth Villages. In his memory, the agents and employees of Crye-Leike carry on a tradition of caring for kids who deserve every opportunity to learn and succeed.

"We're proud to have supported Youth Villages in their Backpack Heroes drive for so many years now," said Mr. Crye. "The support from our agents never ceases to amaze me. This year we broke another record and collected 494 backpacks. We don't ask our offices to beat the previous year's record. It just comes naturally from their hearts. I'm very proud of what it's become."

Crye-Leike Principal Broker and Administrative Manager for Middle Tennessee Jason Murphy has organized the Crye-Leike offices' participation in the Backpack Heroes Program year-after-year. Once all of the backpacks are collected, Youth Villages comes to the Crye-Leike Brentwood office with students to pick up the supplies.

"To see the excitement on the students' faces when they see the backpacks and pick out their very own is a special moment to witness," said Mr. Murphy. "The generosity comes from Crye-Leike associates and staff from all across Middle TN - from Dickson to Lebanon, Columbia to Clarksville and everywhere in between."

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ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, 800 employees and 139 company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $6.5 billion in sales volume and 30,550 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2018 - its biggest year ever - and is on track to achieve the company's goal of $6.8 billion in sales volume this year.