NASHVILLE, TN, - Giving back to the community they work in on a daily basis is important to the Realtors in all of Crye-Leike's offices throughout Nashville. Each office comes up with creative ways to fundraise and support local charities and that's exactly what the Realtors in Crye-Leike's Brentwood Old Hickory office do each year during Christmas.
"Only a few years ago it was difficult for our office to come together and be motivated to raise money for a local charity because we didn't have a plan in place or a special organization for agents to be inspired by, but that all changed three years ago when we began creative fundraising for the children who attend Vanderbilt's Camp Hope." said Crye-Leike Realtor and Fundraising Captain Jack Jernigan.
It's been a tradition for Crye-Leike's Brentwood Old Hickory agents to organize a fundraiser for Camp Hope for the last three years. They have raised thousands of dollars for kids who have suffered serious physical and emotional pain from severe burns.
"While this event is sponsored by our office, it has become one of Crye-Leike's premier events of the year," said Jack. "It's an exciting time where our offices come together for children burn victims needing to attend Camp Hope. Many of these children are teased and taunted by schoolmates and Camp Hope is a place where they can just be normal kids together."
Jack adds, "The camp is a typical camp but because of the kids injuries it takes many adult volunteers and therapists to make it run smoothly. As a volunteer at the camp since 2006, I thought I would make a difference in these kid's lives but they have made more of a difference in my life"
Crye-Leike Agents will carry on their tradition of fundraising for Camp Hope this year by hosting a Dinner and a Movie night at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville. They did a similar event last year and will once again show the hit movie "The Polar Express."
"Last year's event was great fun with 180 people attending the event and we raised a lot of money too," said Jack. "We raised $3,500 so more kids would be able to attend Camp Hope. This year our goal is to have at least 250 people come have dinner and watch the wonderful movie that puts you in a Christmas spirit. We also hope to raise $7,500 dollars for Camp Hope."
More About The Crye-Leike Fundraiser For Camp Hope
Crye-Leike Agents are selling tickets to Dinner and a Movie at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville with all proceeds benefiting Vanderbilt's Camp Hope. The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 8th with dinner and a silent auction starting at 6pm and "The Polar Express" playing at 7pm. Santa Clause will also be at the event and parents can have their kids' photos taken with him.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.belcourt.org or at the box office located at 2102 Belcourt Avenue in Nashville. Tickets for adults are $20 and tickets for children are $15. There will also be a silent auction with over 70 items for sale. The auction items and other information about the event is available at www.CampHopeCharityEvent.org.
For questions or more information about the Camp Hope Fundraiser, please call Crye-Leike's Brentwood Old Hickory office at 615-373-3513 or e-mail info@CampHopeCharityEvent.org.
More About Vanderbilt's Camp Hope
Camp Hope is a cost free camp that is designed to assist pediatric burn survivors with their physical and emotional needs. The camp is a place where children can overcome the trauma they have experienced by camping with others just like themselves. Nurses, physicians, occupational and physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and adult burn survivors help create an environment where a child's healing can continue. More information about Camp Hope can be found on Vanderbilt's Burn Center website at http://www.vuburncenter.com.
"Anyone that goes to the camp, will see the laughter and joy that these children have just being there," said Jack. "They are in a world of their own, with friends who understand their situations. This is a time when the scars received by hurtful words disappear."
More About Crye-Leike Realtor Jack Jernigan
Jack Jernigan is a licensed Realtor assisting buyers and sellers in and around Williamson, Davidson, Wilson, Maury and Rutherford counties and is based out of Crye-Leike's Brentwood Old Hickory office. Jack is a member of the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Club, and since May of 2006, he has been a frequent volunteer in the Burn Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a volunteer for its Camp Hope. Jack was the 2009 "Volunteer of the Year" for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He can be reached at www.JackJernigan.com.
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.
Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services. In 2009, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $3.9 billion with 24,983 homes sold. More information is available at http://www.crye-leike.com.
Crye-Leike Hosts Dinner & A Movie Fundraiser At The Belcourt Theater in Nashville
December 01, 2010