The Irving Family Advocacy Center has a fresh look, thanks to the efforts of a team of employee volunteers from Vizient, Inc., and Keep Irving Beautiful. On Thursday, May 16, seventeen Vizient team members, joined by a North Lake College Service Learning student and an additional KIB volunteer, met KIB staff at the Family Advocacy Center for a day of giving back to the community. After signing and receiving a safety speech, the group set off to accomplish their task - applying stain to the wood fence which surrounds the children’s play area and therapy garden. The initial goal was to complete staining the outside, and then work on the inside surfaces if time permitted. This dedicated group of 19 total volunteers, went above and beyond and finished the entire fence, inside and out, with enough time left to do touchups and a thorough cleanup. Total volunteer time amounted to 76 hours of service.
Vizient’s history with KIB goes back many years, including partnering together for the annual “Community Day” event each October and sponsoring KIB programs throughout the year.
“One of the reasons we chose this location was the visual impact it would have, from the drive-up appearance and that of the interior in the therapy garden,” said KIB Board Member Kelly Horn. “This facility provides so many valuable services to those who need them, and the Vizient team members enjoyed having the opportunity to help such a worthwhile program.”
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 CityofIrving.org/284/Keep-Irving-Beautiful or call (972) 721-2175.