Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has a long history of working with North Lake College and a variety of the college’s student and staff groups, with the longest relationship being with the Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Over many years, this group has given its time to KIB-sponsored activities such as tree plantings, park cleanups, event recycling and paint projects.
On Friday, Aug. 11, officers and members of the chapter participated in its latest service project with KIB. Eight volunteers gave 24 hours of service in painting a small meeting room at the Irving Garden and Arts Center, a city facility which is used by numerous groups and organizations throughout the year. After a safety speech, the groups began by taping off the room, then picked up their rollers and brushes and gave a fresh coat of bright white paint to the walls and woodwork. The Irving Parks Department provided supplies and technical guidance.
“Participating in a summer service project has become a tradition for our officer team,” said Candace Eldridge, the faculty advisor for Alpha Zeta Eta who also serves on the KIB Board of Directors.“It’s a great team-building experience for them as they get ready for the fall semester, and they really appreciate KIB for giving them the opportunity to serve.”
Keep Irving Beautiful is a nonprofit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of its city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of our city including government, business, church, cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations.
If you are interested in volunteering with KIB, or making your activity a “green event,” please go to Keep Irving Beautiful, or call (972) 721-2175.