Nashville, Tenn. - Crye-Leike, Realtors, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, displayed its corporate commitment to the communities it serves with a recent check presentation to Youth Villages for $28,500 from its 21st annual Campaign for Children, an annual Crye-Leike tradition since 1981 that has raised in excess of $391,000 company wide for Youth Villages.

Monies collected during Crye-Leike's Campaign for Children were used to purchase holiday gifts for the children of Youth Villages and to support its mentoring program throughout the year.

Crye-Leike's Campaign for Children is an in-house holiday fundraiser involving its 1,900 sales associates in Memphis and Nashville who purchase holiday greeting cards designed by Youth Villages' children for distribution to their clients and friends during the Christmas season.

The holiday card program spans a distribution within Davidson, Fayette, Grundy, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties in Tennessee; Crittendon County in Arkansas; and DeSoto County in Mississippi.

All proceeds raised are designated toward the Chris Crye Fund in memory of real estate broker Chris Crye, an active volunteer and supporter of Youth Villages, who experienced an untimely death in 1998. Chris was the son of Crye-Leike co-founder and CEO Harold Crye.

"At Crye-Leike, we strive to be good corporate citizens by making community relations a part of our corporate culture," says Joyce Friedman, public relations director. "Each of our 69 branch and franchise offices are committed to enhancing the quality of life in their communities by holding community programs and fundraisers in their area, with our most far-reaching fundraiser being that for United Way."

Youth Villages ( offers help and hope to more than 5,000 troubled children and their families each year through a continuum of care that ensures treatment in the most effective, least restrictive environment. Services include: home-based counseling, therapeutic foster care and adoption services, residential treatment, community-based program; transitional living and specialized crises services.

Today, more than 900 counselors, teachers and skilled support staff provide Youth Villages' services from offices in 15 cities throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Texas.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation's 10th largest real estate company. It has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 69 corporate and franchise offices located in 36 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.