Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department welcomed associates from Irving Best Buy Store No. 205 to the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center on Jan. 23. Volunteers participated in a beautification project by adding a fresh coat of paint to the interior of the center. The vibrant blue safety railings and walls complement the new white paint and provide a fresh look for visitors and staff to enjoy.
Volunteering has become part of the routine for these Best Buy employees. In addition to their other outreach activities, they previously completed projects with KIB at the Irving Fire Department Administration Building in September and at Fire Station No. 2 in October. Their combined efforts have totaled 68.5 hours of volunteer service.
“What a pleasure it is to have companies like Best Buy partner with us in these beautification projects,” said KIB board member Candace Eldridge. “Companies are continuously looking for ways to be of service to the community, and we are happy to help match them with projects like this at a parks and recreation facility, or at the Irving Fire Department. These companies are making a positive impact in Irving.”
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, KIB 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 CityofIrving.org/284/Keep-Irving-Beautiful or call (972) 721-2175.