Crye-Leike collects $22,300
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FROM LEFT are some Crye-Leike employees: Tina Kerchief, Becky Swanson, Jarian Jones, Ashlea Webb, Lisa DeBusk, Dana Rinks and Caroline McBride. Submitted photo
FROM LEFT are some Crye-Leike employees: Tina Kerchief, Becky Swanson, Jarian Jones, Ashlea Webb, Lisa DeBusk, Dana Rinks and Caroline McBride. Submitted photo
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Crye-Leike holds an annual United Way Campaign to collect money for various charitable organizations supported by United Way.

Crye-Leike Realtors rallied together this past year to help the company’s 2012 United Way campaign raise $22,300 for local charities in the counties Crye-Leike serves.

“Our 2012 United Way campaign was another great success,” said Harold Crye, Crye-Leike co-founder and CEO. “Crye-Leike is thankful to have so many generous agents and employees who are excited to be Good Samaritans in their community helping their neighbors in need.”

This year, Crye-Leike took its United Way campaign in a new direction, giving its agents and employees a chance to donate online with a campaign website built especially for company associates. Crye-Leike also encouraged its agents to visit United Way’s website and type in their zip code to see all of the wonderful ways the organization supports their local community.

“We wanted Crye-Leike associates to see all of the success stories their local United Way has so they would know exactly what their personal pledges would do to support the organization and the community,” said Melissa Spoonamore, Crye-Leike public relations manager. “United Way partners with and assists a diverse range of charities that help people in the community in several ways, including providing food and shelter; counseling families and people with problems, especially in times of crisis; providing services to working parents; helping and preparing kids to succeed and face life’s challenges; providing care to seniors, helping them remain independent, plus so much more. Crye-Leike is glad to know that United Way multiplies the value of our personal monetary gifts by joining it with other donations to have a greater impact on the crucial issues facing the local communities.”

In order to jumpstart its annual United Way campaign, Crye-Leike also organized a pumpkin decorating contest this fall where agents and employees gathered up their arts and crafts supplies and carving tools to decorate a pumpkin for a good cause. Crye-Leike’s pumpkin decorating contest collected $400 for United Way and kicked off the company’s 2012 personal pledge campaign for United Way.

“Crye-Leike cares about our communities and we proudly support many charitable organizations including United Way, Youth Villages, Habitat for Humanity and numerous other local charities in the counties we serve,” Crye said. “Since first opening the company doors in 1977, Crye-Leike Realtors have always been passionate about volunteering and fundraising for a variety of different charities near and dear to their hearts.”