NASHVILLE, TENN - For the 22nd consecutive year, Crye-Leike Real Estate Services has partnered with Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee to support the Backpack Heroes program. Crye-Leike associates donated over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to Youth Villages, making this year's drive another success.

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 prevention services.

Each year, Crye-Leike's agents and employees participate in the backpack drive in memory of Chris Crye, the late son of Crye-Leike Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Harold Crye. Like the Crye family, the company highly values supporting children and families and looks forward to the drive every year.

"Youth Villages does such important work, and we are honored to be able to support them in this way," said Mr. Crye. "I am so grateful for the support and enthusiasm of our agents and associates. We all value our relationship with Youth Villages and look forward to supporting them for many years to come."

Jason Murphy, Crye-Leike principal broker and administrative manager for Middle Tennessee, organizes Crye-Leike's participation in the Backpack Heroes program each year. At the conclusion of the drive, Youth Villages collects the donated backpacks from the Crye-Leike Brentwood office.

"Working with Youth Villages is one of my favorite things that we do," said Mr. Murphy. "Year after year, I love watching Crye-Leike come together to help students in need. It's wonderful to know that we're making a real difference in these children's lives."

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