David Maus VW Employees Read to Children

Employees from the David Maus Automotive Group Literacy Project volunteered their time to read books to children attending Kids Together Childcare this past Tuesday. Ten people read books to groups of children ages 2 through Pre-K for an hour and then donated 50 Winnie the Pooh books.

The Literacy Project was formed in 2010 as an outreach program for employees with the David Maus Automotive Group to become involved in helping schools by reaching out to students through reading and fundraising. Fundraisers have been held at all four David Maus dealerships, such as book drives and raising money for Library posters.

The Literacy Project is under the CARE Program which is an acronym that stands for Courageous and Respected Employees. The Purpose of this program is to reach out to organizations that have a direct impact on the lives of kids and offer employees VIP benefits within our service and sales departments; family pricing on all vehicles, discounts on servicing your vehicles, and many more perks.

Kids Together Childcare in Oviedo is a nurturing, safe and supportive childcare program designed to provide a wide range of enriching and recreational activities in order that every child discovers a joy in learning and develops a positive self esteem. From infant care to after school care, they provide age-specific activities designed to enhance a child’s growth.

To get your class signed up for a volunteer reading visit www.care-program.com

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2012 VW Eos Redesign Displays Quiet Elegance

The all new 2012 Volkswagen Eos gets a fresh look with slimmer accessories and more subtle details to allow the view of the entire vehicle to take precedence on the road. The interior remains the same with upgraded versions displaying real walnut wood trim and lush leather upholstery. Intelligent key system will now be offered, as well as HD radio. The engine has no major changes which is good since the turbocharged engine gives drivers 200 horsepower. One of the novel and interesting features of the new Eos is the glass sunroof integrated within the power-folding hardtop mechanism. Overall the look of the Eos is a beauty and will be in showrooms by early 2012.

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Volkswagen Release of Microbus in Fall 2013

A modern interpretation of the original Volkswagen Bus, the Microbus concept, has been released for the public by Volkswagen. The new Microbus will debut in showrooms in the fall of 2013, with a front-engine, front-drive platform related to the Golf, Jetta and Passat. The powertrain will be available as a turbocharged, four-cylinder gasoline model and a diesel model; a hybrid is a strong possibility.

This vehicle has been rated one of Car and Drivers’ 25 Cars Worth Waiting For!

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Champions in Our Community Airs Tonight at 7p on 540AM

Tonight’s airing of Champions in Our Community with David Maus features guest speaker, Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, and spokesperson for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The show starts at 7pm on WFLA 540AM. The show is an open discussion about Dr. Leavitt’s personal motivation behind raising funds and awareness for this disease. He will discuss his upcoming event, the Crystal Ball, which was named such so that people with this condition can look into a Crystal Ball, or the future, with hope for a cure.

As you listen to this show, multiple websites will be mentioned for more information on Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis as well as upcoming fundraising events. Those websites are www.ccfa.org and www.advancedderm.com.

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Dr. Leavitt to Represent the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation on Champions in Our Community with David Maus on 540AM Wednesdays

This week on Champions in Our Community with David Maus on WFLA 540AM, David will have Dr. Matt Leavitt of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and founder of Ameriderm on his show this Wednesday at 7:00 pm, to speak about the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Dr. Leavitt has been a local spokesperson for this organization for years and has recently begun coordinating fundraising events through walks and networking functions to raise money and awareness for this disease. Dr. Leavitt has also been a Title Sponsor for the annual premier golf tournament event hosted by the David Maus Foundation. Dr. Leavitt is a supporter of this cause due to personal reasons and will explain more about that and the need for a cure on the show.

To listen to Champions in Our Community, tune into 540 AM on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm or visit www.540wfla.com to stream the show live.

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Orlando Book Drive: Last Days at David Maus VW South

Tomorrow, March 15th, will be the last day for the four David Maus Automotive dealerships to collect books for Orlando Schools, grades K-12, a project started by the David Maus Literacy Project. The Literacy Project was created by the CARE Program, a new approach to assisting employees of companies dedicated to helping children which was launched late last year. This program meets with companies in the Central Florida area to offer their employees discounted prices on the purchase of new and used vehicles and in the Service Department.

This is the first Book Drive hosted by the Literacy Project and it is expected to help a minimum of one elementary school, one middle school and one high school with new or gently used books that have been donated by employees and community residents. The goal is to donate 50 to 100 books per school.

To drop off books, visit David Maus VW South on South Orange Blossom Trail. For more details call 407-302-8800. To find out more about the CARE Program and whether your company can be a part of the discount program, visit www.care-program.com.

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