Middle Tennessee, - Children in Youth Village's care throughout Middle Tennessee will be going back to school in style thanks to Crye-Leike Realtors across the mid-state.

 

For the 12th consecutive year, agents and staff from the company's Middle Tennessee offices went back to school shopping to help prepare hundreds of children for the new school year.

 

"The Youth Villages mission to help kids and families live successfully is a mission that's at the heart of all Crye-Leike Nashville Region 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.

 

"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," said Greg Schott, Youth Villages Development Manager. "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."

 

In past years, Crye-Leike's backpack drives have been a great success with agents donating thousands of backpacks and thousands of dollars of school supplies to Youth Villages. Crye-Leike's Middle Tennessee agents made the company's 2012 backpack campaign another great success with the Realtors collecting 200 backpacks stuffed with thousands of dollars of school supplies.

 

"We know from years past that the participation of our associates and staff helps to give these children a big boost in their self esteem and feel more comfortable with their classmates at the start of a new school year," said Crye.

 

Crye adds, "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 their lives."

 

More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS - Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977 with Crye-Leike now ranking as the nation's 5th largest real estate company. In 2011, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume of $3.8 billion with 24,470 properties sold. More information is available at http://www.crye-leike.com

 

More About Youth Villages - Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization that serves emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families. Its mission is to help children and families live successfully. Youth Villages strives to provide intensive family restoration for kids and parents. Their goal is to ensure that each child has a functioning family, and a safe, permanent home rather than spending their childhood shifted from foster home to foster home. Today in America, more than 600,000 boys and girls are being raised by the state. Youth Villages helps more than 18,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states. For more information about Youth Villages visit http://www.youthvillages.org/