Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) held its first project of the new year on January 15, Martin Luther King Day, collaborating with Cistercian Preparatory High School in Irving for a service project at Senter Park Recreation Center. A total of 18 students and adult sponsors tackled a paint project at the center, giving a fresh coat of paint to the youth activities room, and generating 45 volunteer hours in the process. This is the second year that Cistercian has chosen KIB as one of the organizations to work with on MLK Day, and the results of their efforts will be appreciated by the many visitors to Senter Park.
The MLK Holiday has been designated as a national day of service, thanks to the King Holiday and Service Act, passed by Congress in 1994. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to make the MLK holiday “a day on, not a day off” by volunteering. Participation has grown steadily, with the biggest surge coming from schools, such as the group from Cistercian.
Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit, 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 our 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.