Keep Irving Beautiful Visits Gilbert Elementary for Career Day

Irving, TX, May 18, 2016 --( Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) was one of the many presenters at F.M. Gilbert Elementary School’s annual Career Day, held on Friday, May 13. As part of its ongoing Schools and Youth Outreach programming, KIB board members attended the event and spoke to two classes of third graders about what it’s like to work or volunteer for KIB. Approximately 45 children, along with three of their teachers, learned about KIB’s activities in the three focus areas of litter prevention, beautification and recycling, and were shown several items made from recycled materials. They also enjoyed meeting the KIB mascot Kirby, and learning that his name stands for “Keep Irving Recycling and Beautiful Year-Round. They received stickers and their own Kirbys to color, while the teachers were presented with reusable KIB shopping bags and wildflower seed packets.

“This is a great way to get KIB’s message out to our Irving ISD school children and encourage environmental responsibility and volunteering at an early age,” said KIB Board member Margie Stipes. “The staff and students at Gilbert are always so welcoming and enthusiastic, and we are honored that they invite us each year.”

Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification in order 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 and partners with 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, or call the KIB office at 972-721-2175.
Keep Irving Beautiful
Rick Hose