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5 Ways To Baby Proof Your Car

Babies. They are fragile little things, aren’t they? There’s no way you are going to subject your little bundle of joy to the dangers of the world.  As a new parent, you start to realize how much a baby can actually get into and how harmful items you come into contact with every day are.

Thankfully, there are ways for us to stay proactive and prevent our kids from getting into trouble and staying safe wherever we may take them. You can essentially baby proof everything: The kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. Whether you make your home kid-safe by installing carpet instead of tile, purchase a single level home instead of a two-story, set up door contraptions, toilet seat locks and electrical outlet coverings, people have created all sorts of gadgets and techniques to manage their kids safety.

Traditionally, baby-proofing the home is the first order of business. And as time has gone on, we have adapted to changing up our environment to be more suitable for our tots. How about the car, though? Now there’s an idea!

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Let’s talk the essentials when it comes to making your car baby-friendly:

  1. If nothing else, at least make sure your car seat is buckled up correctly (In the middle of back seat, buckled through the seat, not over baby.) That is the safest place to keep your kiddo. Not the front, the back. Got it?
  2. Next, put your car doors and windows on child lock so they are unable to open from the inside. Sorry, babies, no escaping this one.
  3.  Seat mirrors so you can see your baby’s face from your rear view. If your baby is put in correctly their back should be to you, so this device helps you to see what all the fuss is back there!
  4. Window shades – protect that soft, porcelain smooth baby skin from the sun with some shades. It’ll keep them cool and protect their sensitive eyes/skin from the bright sun. Worth the purchase.
  5. Of course keep potentially harmful objects out of reach. Chemicals, cleaning supplies and small or sharp objects should be kept somewhere other than the backseat. Instead, replace those things with fluffy, soft, safe toys to keep them entertained and injure-free.
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Community Comes Together to Dedicate Patient Rooms at Florida Hospital for Children; Including one to the David Maus Foundation


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.




Employees from David Maus Chevrolet 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.

David Maus Automotive Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at the Florida Children’s Hospital

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Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Chevrolet was faced with many vehicles that were damaged by wind and water on land or in the port. These vehicles were destined for the crusher, but Chevrolet took a different approach. Instead of demolishing the cars they sent the damaged vehicles to the Guardian Center in Perry, Georgia. Chevy is the official automotive partner of Guardian Centers, an 830-acre facility that trains first responders in disaster preparedness. Junked cars are used where a full-size cityscape simulator gives trainees an entire urban center in which to train for all sorts of rescue operations and disaster scenarios.

The water-damaged vehicles are expected to help provide a realistic environment to simulate real-world incidents and natural disasters for first responders to make accurate and quick responses to victims. Chevy says its particular vehicles will be used “in conjunction with role players for wide area searches, traffic congestion in emergency situations, counter terrorism, public order and mass casualty exercises.”

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. For more information on the new 2013 Chevrolet line-up visit David Maus Chevrolet in Sanford or call 407-547-2600.

In the Community: Pictures of Hope

International Photojournalist Linda Solomon teamed up with David Maus Chevrolet and volunteer mentors who took children ages 7 to 12 from the Coalition for the Homeless to teach them about photojournalism. The children were then instructed to take photos of what represented their hopes and dreams. The photos were then made into greeting cards. Thanks to David Maus Chevrolet employees and all the volunteers who participated in this great event.

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David Maus Foundation Awarded Community Partner of Excellence

The David Maus Foundation was honored Monday night with a Community Partner Excellence Award given by the Central Florida Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The David Maus Foundation donated $25,000 in 2012 during the 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to help fund Camp Oasis, a camp for children with this physical condition.

The David Maus Foundation was founded in 2004 and since then has raised over $850,000 for local charities dedicated to children with life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Matt Leavitt of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery has been a title sponsor of our premier golf event for the past five years.





“We were honored to receive such an award. We hope to continue helping children at Camp Oasis and further research to cure this disease,” said David Maus, Founder and Chairman of the David Maus Foundation.

For more information on how you can help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation visit www.ccfa.org.

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Gm And Chevrolet Donate Over $400,000 To Charity After Car Auction

On January 19th, 2013, at the Scottsdale auction for Barrett-Jackson, General Motors and Chevrolet geared up to raise serious money for two amazing charities, the last 2012 COPO Camaro factory drag car, netted $400,000 to benefit the American Heart Association and the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible, netted for $150,000 which was donated to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, an organization that helps injured veterans compete in mainstream athletics, including marathons.

In addition to the manufacturer vehicle donations, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson auctioned off his Turquoise 1958 Corvette for $270,000 and donated the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Detroit. Habitat for Humanity in Detroit is spearheading an effort to improve the Mtor City’s Morningside Commons neighborhood. But Akerson didn’t stop there – he purchased the first 2014 Corvette Stingray for $1.05 million with the proceeds from the sale going to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, a school for auto designers.

As a Chevrolet dealership we are proud to be a part of this company and the community efforts that they are committed to. These donations will help multiple people associated with each organization.

For more information on the local community efforts David Maus Chevrolet is involved in, visit our In the Community Page on our website.

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Homeless children’s ‘Pictures of Hope’ made into greeting cards

The Orlando Sentinel recently ran an article detailing the success of the Pictures of Hope program in Orlando, which we at David Maus Chevrolet are proud to be a part of…

In September, Solomon came to Orlando, one of a dozen cities chosen for her “Pictures of Hope” program this year. At the Coalition for the Homeless, she led a tutorial in photography for 15 young students, ages 6 to 12. Then she sent them out with disposable cameras to capture the images that spoke to their heart’s desire.

The images would be turned into greeting cards that are now being sold online to raise funds for the local charity.

The budding photojournalists took pictures of a bountiful produce aisle in a grocery store, an empty tire swing, a swan by a lake, a house. They were simple, ordinary scenes. And somehow that made them all the more poignant.

“Their hopes and dreams captured in quiet moments tell a story that few adults can imagine,” Solomon says. “When you show children that you care about what they wish for in life, perhaps a child who never felt he or she had self worth, now will.”

In late November, David Maus Chevrolet in Sanford — which helped to fund the project — hosted an unveiling of the photos and a Meet The Young Artist reception. The kids dressed in their finest clothes and, for what was likely the first time in their young lives, they were treated like the most important people in the room.

They were thrilled.

Click here to read the full article!

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David Maus Chevrolet Employees Send Supplies to Military

As a grass-roots community effort by the David Maus Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet 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.

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