Honored at the Hearts & Homes for YouthCelebrating the Spirit of Legacy Event
KENSINGTON, MD – October 17, 2012
Jack Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, was honored this week at the Hearts and Homes for Youth’s (HHY) 4th
annual HONOR’s Celebrating the Spirit of Legacy
. It is Mr. Fitzgerald’s personal mission, as well as a company-wide belief, to protect and keep our children safe.
Nearly 400 community leaders and friends gathered for an evening of auctions, dinner, awards and networking. The annual event honored four individuals for their commitment to our community—Jack Fitzgerald, Patrice & Scott Brickman, and Leon Harris. This event benefits HHY’s mission of helping troubled children and youth become independent and productive adults.
Jack Fitzgerald started the Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program in 1999 after learning about the dangers of improperly installed child safety seats. As of June 2012, Fitzgerald Auto Malls has installed over 42,000 child safety seats—the single largest number of inspections by a dealership group in the United States. It is the first private organization to achieve this record number of inspections within a single program. FitzMall also continues to provide Child ID packs for children in our surrounding communities. The next child safety seat check is Thursday October 18th
from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Rockville Buick GMC Dealership.
“We are committed to increasing the number of lives saved through properly installed child safety seats,” said Jack Fitzgerald. “I am privileged to be able to contribute to the safety of our community and it is wonderful that Hearts and Homes for Youth continues to raise awareness and protect these children.”
This commitment to child safety is just one of many ways Fitzgerald Auto Mall sets themselves apart from other dealers in the area. Fitz Mall strongly believes in serving the communities by protecting children and reducing the number of injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of child safety seat misuse. Monthly child safety seat events are held at the White Flint Rockville dealership on Nicholson Lane, on the third Thursday of every month. Details and appointments for safety seat checks can be found at www.FitzMall.com