NASHVILLE, TN, - Giving back to the community they serve is always an important goal for the sales associates in Crye-Leike, REALTORS Cane Ridge Nashville office - but now they see their goal to give back is more important than ever before.


With more people struggling to make ends meet and in need of assistance, Crye-Leike's Cane Ridge Nashville agents are organizing a coat drive for the homeless.


"We're continually looking for ways to give back to the community," said Wanda Batson, Coat Drive Coordinator & Crye-Leike Nashville Agent. "We normally work with homeowners and prospective homeowners on a daily basis. In this case we felt the need to help out the homeless, so we're asking everyone in our office to get in touch with their friends and neighbors for donations of new or gently used winter coats."


Crye-Leike Agent Wanda Batson is organizing the "Crye-Leike Coats for the Homeless Campaign" for the third year in a row. Last year, the companywide coat drive collected a truck load of coats, gloves, scarves and other winter clothes for homeless men, women and children in the Nashville area.


"All the coats and winter clothing collected last year were donated to Belmont Church and handed out at the church's Christmas Dinner they provide each year to feed the homeless." said Wanda.


Again this year, Crye-Leike is challenging each agent and associate to collect coats from friends, neighbors and from their own closets to be donated to Belmont Church's annual coat drive and dinner for the homeless.


"We're excited to be supporting and joining in the Belmont Church congregation's ongoing winter coat campaign for the homeless," said Wanda. "This holiday, as home sales traditionally slow down, we are refocusing our energy and hoping to brighten the spirits of many homeless adults and children living in and around Nashville."


More About The "Crye-Leike Coats For The Homeless Campaign"

Agents and employees in Crye-Leike, REALTORS offices throughout Nashville and surrounding counties will be collecting coats and winter clothing for the homeless through December 10th.


All the coats, scarves, gloves and other winter attire will be donated to Belmont Church located at Music Row and 16th Avenue. The winter clothing will be passed out to homeless men, women and children at the church's annual Christmas Dinner for the less fortunate.


Anyone wanting to donate items can call Crye-Leike's Cane Ridge Nashville office at (615) 641-6305 or bring donations by the office located at 12647 Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville.

For questions on how you can participate in the Crye-Leike Coat Campaign, please contact Crye-Leike Agent Wanda Batson by phone at 615-474-2445 or you can email her at


More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation's 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,600 licensed sales associates based out of 130 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma.


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