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The North Lake College Student Government Association (SGA) is the latest group to participate in Keep Irving Beautiful’s blanket project. A group of ten members recently crafted eight no-sew blankets under the direction of Candace Eldridge, North Lake faculty advisor and higher education chair for the KIB Board of Directors. The students provided a total of 65 hours of service in the effort. The blankets will be donated to local nonprofit organizations that serve the Irving community.

“KIB donated the fleece material for two blankets, but the SGA students were so motivated to be of service, that they purchased more material to make additional blankets,” said Eldridge. “The students are always seeking ways to give back. Knowing that these blankets will go to local organizations where they will be given to people who need them is a satisfying feeling.”

The SGA serves as the voice of the North Lake student body, where members are involved in the decision-making process, meet with school administrators, network with local community leaders, and connect with fellow college students nationwide.

Keep Irving Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of the city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of the community, including government, businesses, churches, as well as cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. For more information on volunteering with KIB or making an activity a “green event,” visit or call (972) 721-2175.

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