Employee volunteers from Mosaic Sales Solutions and Acosta Sales and Marketing recently participated with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) in a service project to clean Irving’s Running Bear Park. Thanks to the team’s effort, the park is now brighter and more inviting. The project was part of the “Acosta Cares” outreach initiative, which encourages employees to volunteer in the community. The April 19 event included 56 volunteers, who provided 224 hours of service. The volunteers painted all three pavilions in the playground area, as well as an archway structure and the safety fencing surrounding the largest pavilion.
KIB has collaborated with the group since 2013, when the “Mosaic Cares” volunteers held a cleanup at Trinity View Park. Since then, joined by employee volunteers from Acosta, the group has left its mark in parks across Irving. Previous refurbishment projects include Senter Park, Lively Park Pool, and the Trinity View baseball fields. Now, the group can add Running Bear to its impressive list.
The City of Irving Parks Department provided supplies and technical guidance, while Irving Community Television Network interviewed participants and captured the day’s activities for a feature story.
“We are so fortunate that we have a very active and engaged corporate community in Irving,” said KIB board member Scott Wilson. “The Acosta/Mosaic team is an excellent example of a company that values volunteerism. The group is always a pleasure to work with, and we all look forward to this annual service day.”
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.