Posted April 17th, 2013 by Nicole
ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2013 – Florida Hospital for Children recently dedicated 19 pediatric patient rooms on the 6th and 7th floors of the hospital thanks to the generosity of donors in the Central Florida community. An event was held to celebrate the individuals that have contributed to the care of children in our community and unveil the new signage located in front of each room.
“This was a record number of rooms to be dedicated to the hospital at one time,” said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children. “We are so thankful to our donors because without them we would not be where we are today. It is the generosity of our community that allows us to be a world-class center for pediatric care.”
The dedication ceremony for the 19 general pediatric rooms was held in 7th floor family area of Florida Hospital for Children. The small reception recognized each individual family and concluded with the donors unveiling their room signage on the two nature themed patient floors. Each pediatric room is private and family centered with a dedicated medical staff located close by.
The following are some of the donors who were recognized:
- Chuck and Julie Cole
- J. Darin and Andrea Stewart Family
- James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Media Group, and Manheim
- Lars and Julie Houmann Family
- Make Life Better Foundation of Unicity International
- Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
- OUC – The Reliable One
- Sandi and Allen Saft
- The David Maus Foundation
- The Morningstar Project and the Bonis Family
- Vivian and Barry Woods Trust – Gerald Rutberg
Florida Hospital for Children has one of the largest panels of pediatric experts in Central Florida with a highly trained team of more than 1,000 employees. It is home to 200-pediatric beds and serves as a destination for pediatric health care. It delivers a complete range of pediatric health services for younger patients including advanced surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics, urology, endocrinology, transplant services, full-service pediatrics and an innovative health and obesity platform.
For more information, please contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.
Posted March 26th, 2013 by Nicole
Employees from David Maus Toyota volunteered for the annual David Maus Automotive Spring Egg-stravaganza Party at the Florida Hospital for Children today. The volunteers sat with children on each floor of the new Disney Pavilion creating and helping with arts and crafts donated by the David Maus Foundation. The volunteers also put together a egg hunt for the kids to get extra special trinkets to take home.
The David Maus Foundation financially supports four to six holiday parties a year at the Florida Hospital for Children with the volunteers coming from the Foundation and the four David Maus Automotive stores. Already this year, employees volunteered for the St. Patrick’s Day party. Next up will be a celebration of Independence Day on July 2nd for the children.
For more information on how you can help, visit www.floridahospitalforchildren.com.
Posted March 6th, 2013 by Nicole
In February David Maus Toyota employees and customers took part in a food supply drive for a local Seminole County school, Crystal Lake Elementary, that needed help providing food for their lower income students. Everyone participated and we were able to deliver more than five full boxes of snacks and food to help build back up the supply in their food pantry.
The program at Crystal Lake Elementary is call The Caring Crocs Project . It was started in 2011 as a way to help families in need at the school. After watching a segment on 20/20 which talked about a homeless family in need within Seminole county the school administration felt it was important to reach out to our own school community. Students at the school have been identified over the years as needing food and clothing but once the program was initiated it opened the door to many families who never asked. These families are struggling for many reasons including current tough economic times so any help is so appreciated by them.
The program takes donated items including non perishable food, toiletries, school supplies and school uniforms. These donations come from the Crystal Lake families and staff as well as some local businesses. Some businesses sponsor the program and through these donations the program is able to donate approximately four times a year to several families in need at the school.
In addition to food and toiletry donations they collect unwrapped toys to distribute to families in need for the holiday season. It’s been a very beneficial program at the school and they hope to help many more families in need for years to come.
To find out more about this program, contact the David Maus Automotive CARE Director, Andrea, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted November 1st, 2012 by Nicole
Yesterday the North American Operations of Toyota Motor Corporation donated $1 Million to Support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. According the Sacramento Bee, Toyota made the contribution to the American Red Cross and other non- profit organizations to support relief efforts in the regions worst-hit by the storm. In addition, Toyota will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross and other non-profits doing relief and recovery work in affected communities.
Commenting on the donation, Shigeki Terashi, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., said, “On behalf of Toyota, we express our sincere condolences to the families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since we have operations and many dealerships in the affected regions, we felt a special responsibility to lend a hand. In addition to this contribution, many Toyota employees are already involved in volunteer activities to support those in need. We very much appreciate their support.”
For more information on this story visit www.sacbee.com.
Posted October 13th, 2011 by Nicole
As a grass-roots community effort by the David Maus Toyota employees, everyone at the dealership collected requested items for military personnel throughout the month of September. Over 15 boxes of canned food, plastic utensils, gum, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, and more were shipped via Priority Mail to five different groups in the Army, Air Force and Marines. Two of the groups are constantly in the field requesting any type of food small enough to pack in their pockets while on duty.
The five groups were found through a website called AnySoldier.com in which soldiers of all military divisions write in for themselves or their group in request for supplies but most of all a chance to talk with someone from Home. Within each box was a greeting card written with words of support and encouragement, signed by the employees.
For more information on how you can help the military personnel please visit www.AnySoldier.com.
This Month: In October the employees of David Maus Toyota participated in a raffle for an iPod 2 with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Disability Wellness Center. The Disability Wellness Center (DWC) is a non-profit organization established to cater to the specialized needs of individuals in wheelchairs. 1 in 50 people are confined to a wheelchair. The DWC provides physical, emotional, and educational support. A few amenities of the DWC include, wheelchair compatible fitness facility, free seminars conducted by leading physicians and healthcare providers, fundraising, handicap accessible spa, and specialty medical supply store. For more information visit www.DisablityWellnessCenter.com.
Posted August 18th, 2011 by James
Employees and customers of David Maus Toyota donated a trunk full of school supplies to Hamilton Elementary School for students to use for the new school year. A huge thank you to everyone who participated, we appreciate your support as we do our best to make a difference in the life of a child!
Through the CARE Program, David Maus Automotive dealerships team up with local schools to help with basic needs for students. We hold book drives, school supply drives and will be scheduling group clean-ups at various schools that are in need. The CARE Program has also formed the Literacy Project in which employees go to local elementary schools and read to the students. It is part of the David Maus philosophy to give back to the local community as much as we can. Through various initiatives, such as the CARE Program and the Literacy Project, we are doing our best to make an impact on the lives of our local students.
Posted July 4th, 2011 by Nicole
David Maus and Tonga Fifita aka “Meng” helped raise money for Rock Pink as Celebrity Bowlers for the 104.1 Monsters 4th Annual Bowl-A-Rama on Saturday, June 25th – raising $60,000 for breast cancer charities. David Maus was bid on by RL Haines General Contractors and was named the #1 Celebrity Bowler for the most money raised which was over $4,000.
The event was held at Boardwalk Bowl on Colonial Drive by UCF. Every one of the 80 lanes were filled with teams and Celebrity Bowlers, enjoying the four hour event with taste testings, raffles, silent auctions and more! The David Maus Automotive dealerships have continuously supported local and national organizations dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, mammography testing and treatment. For the past three years David Maus Volkswagen has been a sponsor of the Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation Scooters for Hooters event, held each April. In October all employees wear pink every Friday to raise money for the American Breast Cancer Foundation and the Susan G Komen Foundation.
“This was an incredible event. It was nice knowing that all of the money raised is going to benefit such an amazing cause! We would like to thank the Monsters Morning Show and Rock Pink for inviting both Tonga and I to be a part of it,” said David Maus, Vice President of David Maus Automotive Group.
Rock Pink also supports the Young Survival Coalition “YSC”, the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
Facts about Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer is second only to lung cacner in cancer deaths among women in the US
- Mammography will detect about 80-90% of breast cancers in women without symptoms
- Approximately 5-10% of breast cancers in the US are due to heredity
For more information on the 4th Annual Monster Celebrity Bowl-A-Rama to benefit Rock Pink visit www.rockppink.com/bowling or email email@example.com. Rock a healthier life!
Posted June 20th, 2011 by Nicole
Al Roker, meterologist and anchor for the Today Show on NBC, and Toyota donated new vehicles to five charities in conjunction with the Today Show’s Lend a Hand Series with a goal to help local charities across the country restore hope and opportunity to the respective communities.
Since 2009, Toyota has been a part of the Lend a Hand Series – a mission organized by the Today Show to help small charities across the country work towards improving conditions in their communities by surprised selected non-profits with trucks full of good and supplies. In the past, Toyota participated in one day of the week long series, with on Sienna donation per week – this year Toyota participated in all five days of the series. The five charities that have received a new Toyota vehicle include:
1. Alaska Pride – Anchorage, Alaska June 13, 2011
2. Culinary Training Academy – Las Vegas, Nevada June 14, 2011
3. Case de Esperanza – Houston, Texas June 15, 2011
4. Community Kitchens of Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama June 16, 2011
5. Covenant House of West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia June 17, 2011
“Toyota is thrilled to support the Today Show’s Lend a Hand Series in recognizing the important work of local charities,” said Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy. “In addition to participating in the Lend a Hand Series, Toyota is also currently running a separate program on Toyota’s Facebook called ’100 Cars for Good’ where we invite the public to help us donate 100 cars, in 100 days, to charities they consider worthy. So naturally, Toyota lending a hand to charities that Today deems worthy is a natural extension of our philosophy to put cars on the road doing good, all across the country.” (According to PR Newswire)
New for 2011, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program is the first Toyota initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic donations will be awarded. Public voting for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program opened May 9 and will continue through August 16. Voters may visit Toyota’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/toyota) and place one vote per day, each day, over the course of the program. Each day, the previous day’s winner will be announced and five new nonprofit organizations will be featured for voting. Winning organizations can choose from the following vehicles: Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility. With each vehicle, Toyota Financial Services will provide a six-year, 100,000 mile Toyota Vehicle Service Agreement to provide extended protection beyond the vehicle warranty. The 500 finalists, from which the 100 winners are ultimately selected, were chosen by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to non-profit organizations, and has always been guided by a strong belief in serving the communities where it does business.
Posted June 10th, 2011 by Nicole
David Maus Toyota partnered with the University of Central Florida Cornerstone students, in conjunction with New Hope for Kids, to raise money for a 17 year old girl named Brittany. New Hope for Kids is a non-profit charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. It is Brittany’s wish to meet Miley Cyrus, singer and songwriter.
Yesterday, David Maus Toyota hosted a raffle to help support this great organization and to help make Brittany’s wish come true. The raffle consisted of three different levels – $1, $5, and $10 – all with different prizes made possible by the generous donations of FireHouse Subs, Massage Envy, and the Orlando Predators.
Thank you to all of our employees who participated and helped make the raffle a success!
We hope Brittany has a fun time meeting Miley Cyrus!