Employee volunteers from the American Standard company participated in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department as part of a company-wide Community Day initiative. The annual event focused on the “Contribution to Society” company conduct code. Eighteen volunteers gathered for a beautification project at the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, where they painted two children’s activity rooms, and gave a total of 54 hours of service. Along with the KIB team, an additional group of associates volunteered at Mission Arlington, increasing the impact of Community Day throughout the area.
“The Community Day concept is becoming more popular and shows that a company cares not only about where their office is located, but where their employees live,” said KIB Board Member William McCary. “This is our first time to work with Grand Prairie-based American Standard, and we were happy to welcome them to Irving for the day. The Lixil family of companies, which includes American Standard, participates in events throughout the year that give back to the community. As one of the volunteers said, ‘There is nothing quite like rolling up your sleeves and making a visible difference in your community.’”
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.