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Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

 

Foster Care Awareness Family DayClarksville, TN – May 17th marked the 5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration. Over 450 members of the Clarksville Community gathered together to learn about becoming a foster parent at the LEAP Plaza.

Of those that attended there were a total of 9 that signed up to become foster parents.

5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

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Crye-Leike Realtors fundraising campaign for United Way raises $64,840

 

Crye-Leike REALTORSBrentwood, TN – For the past 37 years, Crye-Leike Realtors have been proud to assist home buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs while also taking some time to give back to the communities they serve.

Each year, Crye-Leike holds a fundraising campaign for United Way.

Realtors and employees from Crye-Leike made the company’s 2013 United Way campaign a big success raising $64,840 for their neighbors in need. Since first opening the company doors in 1977, Crye-Leike has proudly supported many charitable organizations including United Way, Youth Villages, Habitat for Humanity and numerous other local charities in the communities it serves.

Realtors and employees from Crye-Leike made the company’s 2013 United Way campaign a big success raising $64,840 for their neighbors in need. Since first opening the company doors in 1977, Crye-Leike has proudly supported many charitable organizations including United Way, Youth Villages, Habitat for Humanity and numerous other local charities in the communities it serves.

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Crye-Leike Realtors Collect 150 Backpacks Stuffed With New School Supplies For Youth Villages

 

Crye-Leike’s Middle Tennessee agents have been Backpack Heroes for 13 consecutive years

Crye-Leike REALTORSNashville, TN – Children in the care of Youth Villages throughout Middle Tennessee will be going back to school in style thanks to Crye-Leike Realtors across the mid-state.

For the 13th consecutive year, agents and staff from the company’s Middle Tennessee offices went back to school shopping to help prepare children in need for the new school year.

150 Backpacks Stuffed With New School Supplies For Youth Villages were collected by Crye-Leike Realtors.

150 Backpacks Stuffed With New School Supplies For Youth Villages were collected by Crye-Leike Realtors.

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Realtors Go Shopping For Back To School

 

Crye-Leike Agents Donate More Than 200 Stocked Backpacks To Youth Villages
 
Crye-Leike REALTORSWhile real estate agents stay pretty busy during the final days of the summer home selling season, the Realtors of Crye-Leike are definitely in a buying mood.  Agents have been hitting the stores shopping for back to school items to donate to Middle Tennessee children in the care of Youth Villages. 

“This has been a wonderful tradition for us and we love it,” said Kristin Pendergraft, Crye-Leike Spring Hill Managing Broker. “While the real estate market has slowed down, our agents have not when it comes to shopping for new school supplies for these children.”

Now in its 10th consecutive year, Crye-Leike is part of the Youth Villages ‘Backpack Heroes Campaign’ – to help ensure that the emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids in the agency’s care get the same start to school as every other child.  Everything that’s donated goes to help local children in the Middle Tennessee area.

Crye-Leike Realtors and Employees presented more than 200 stuffed backpacks to the kids in Youth Villages’s care at the company’s Brentwood Regional Headquarters Office.  The backpacks and school supplies were donated by agents and employees from Crye-Leike offices across Middle Tennessee.

Crye-Leike Realtors and Employees presented more than 200 stuffed backpacks to the kids in Youth Villages’s care at the company’s Brentwood Regional Headquarters Office. The backpacks and school supplies were donated by agents and employees from Crye-Leike offices across Middle Tennessee.

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Crye-Leike supports Youth Villages to prepare kids for return to school

 

The 2009 Backpack Heroes Campaign For Youth Villages Hopes To Provide An Estimated 300 Fully Stocked Backpacks By Wednesday, August 5, 2009

youthvillagesBRENTWOOD, TN – Crye-Leike, REALTORS agents are joining in the back to school shopping season – purchasing new backpacks and school supplies for the children in the care of Youth Villages.

It’s the 9th consecutive year Crye-Leike has joined in the agency’s Backpack Heroes campaign – to help see to it that these emotionally and behaviorally challenged children enjoy the same start to school as every other child. Everything that is collected will go to help local children in the Middle Tennessee area.

“Over 90% of these children live well below the poverty line and most cannot afford a backpack or school supplies for the upcoming school year,” said Harold Crye, Crye-Leike, REALTORS Cofounder and CEO. “This year Crye-Leike is again partnering with Youth Villages by collecting donations which will help provide these items to hundreds of children who have very little or nothing at all.”

Children and staff from Youth Villages prepare to pick-up nearly 300 donated backpacks from Crye-Leike, REALTORS Agents at the company's Brentwood West Regional Headquarters in August 2008

Children and staff from Youth Villages prepare to pick-up nearly 300 donated backpacks from Crye-Leike, REALTORS Agents at the company's Brentwood West Regional Headquarters in August 2008

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Draughons Junior College hosts second career fair

 

draughonsDraughons Junior College in Clarksville hosted their annual career fair on June 5th. The event brings local agencies and employers together with hundreds of  people who are actively seeking employment.

Some like Barbara Lucas had been looking for work (in the legal field) for over 6 months. She is currently considering returning to school. Jonathan Ligon said he was laid off 5 months ago, since then he has been unsuccessfully looking for work as a welder.  Beverly Cossingham unemployed for five months, is looking for an administrative or clerical positions. However, Katie Nolan probably summed it up best.  “I am looking for anything at this point, anything”, she said.

Katie Nolen discussing job opportunities with a Wendy Harrison from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Career Center

Katie Nolen discussing job opportunities with a Wendy Harrison from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Career Center

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Draughons Junior College hosting “Hot Jobs in the City” career fair

 

draughonsDraughons Junior College in Clarksville will be hosting “Hot Jobs in the City”, a Community Career Fair on Friday June 5th from 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Refreshments will be served! Q108 and The Beaver 100.3 FM, will be hosting a live remote from 11a.m. – 1p.m with  door prizes being given away every 10 minutes.

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The last four career fairs they have held have been a huge success with over 300 people in attendance.

Employers and agencies planning to attend include: Montgomery County Government, 5 Star Radio Group, Goodwill Industries, THEC, Avon, Convergys, TN Department of Labor, Youth Villages, NIA Association, Cover Tennessee, Montgomery County Election Commission, Home Instead Senior Care, Fort Sill National Bank, US Bank, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Kelly Services, Troops for Teachers, Regions Bank,  Dr. Samson Orusa, Heat & Frost Insulators, Eiro Research, Tastefully Simple, TN Rehabilitation Center, Army and Air Force Exchange Services, Clarksville Police Department, Scentsy Wickless Candles, Sam’s Club, Spring Meadows, The Kennedy Law Firm, Lowe’s, Kohl’s Brown, Brown and Associates, Clarksville Dental Center, Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee National Guard, and Sendout Cards. «Read the rest of this article»

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