SOURCE: Mark-Taylor


October 09, 2012 12:15 ET

Mark-Taylor Takes Giving to New Levels

'The Great Give' Raffle Offers Chance to Win Free Rent for a Year

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - It's not often that doing good comes so easily.

Mark-Taylor is offering the opportunity to feel good about doing good, both inexpensively and along with the chance to win a year's worth of free rent in Mark-Taylor's The Great Give Raffle. For each $5 donation to Family Promise, participants will be entered to win a year's worth of free rent at one of Mark-Taylor's luxurious communities.

All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Greater Phoenix and Family Promise of Las Vegas, both non-profit organizations that are dedicated to reducing family homelessness by providing shelter, case management, assistance and life skills training so families can gain self-sufficiency.

Mark-Taylor is also giving away free rent for a year to a family currently served by the organization in metro Phoenix.

"It's easy to say 'yes' to this," said Mark-Taylor Director of Marketing Kim Atkinson. "Every raffle ticket sold by Family Promise comes with a chance to win a year's free rent, and on top of this, we're giving away an apartment to help a family get back on their feet financially and emotionally."

Those who wish to participate in The Great Give can buy tickets through the The Great Give Phoenix or Las Vegas donation sites directly and are linked from The sites are also accessible via each organization's Facebook page. The fundraiser will continue throughout the fall and holiday season, ending January 30.

This is not the first time Mark-Taylor has given families a new lease on life. Over the course of the company's 25-plus year history it has given away rent to dozens of at-risk families, many who continue to reside in the community that supported them when they needed it most.

"We are doing our part -- though very small in the grand scheme of things -- to break the cycle of homelessness," Atkinson said. "Our residents are philanthropic by nature, and they consider this just another way to support their neighbors and community."

Mark-Taylor is consistently recognized as a leader and innovator in the multifamily industry and has developed and built more multifamily properties in Arizona than any other company. Its managed properties, located in Arizona, Nevada and Washington, maintain high per-unit values, due to the company's concentrated focus on high-quality service, marketing and building community. Mark-Taylor is continually ranked one of the top workplaces in Arizona and among the Top 100 Most Admired Companies.

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