Memphis, 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 $30,000 from its 23rd annual Campaign for Children, an annual Crye-Leike tradition since 1981 that has raised in excess of $350,000 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 1,300 sales associates in Memphis 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 Shelby, Fayette and Tipton 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 E. 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 81 branch and franchise offices are committed to enhancing the quality of life in their communities by holding community programs and fundraisers in their area."

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 programs and transitional living services.

Additionally, Youth Villages specializes in crisis services and responded to over 2,500 crisis calls from families in crisis across the state this past year.

Today, more than 1,100 counselors, teachers and skilled support staff provide Youth Villages' services from offices in 33 locations 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.