Keep Irving Beautiful Visits Thomas Haley Elementary for Career Day

Irving, TX, May 26, 2016 --( Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff continued a tradition of attending the Thomas Haley Elementary Career Day again this year on Friday, May 20. Four classes of second grade students welcomed KIB staff and board members who gave a presentation about the many activities KIB has to offer, and focused on the importance of volunteering in their community, regardless of age. They talked about KIB’s efforts in letter prevention, beautification, recycling and environmental education, and brought items made from recyclable materials to show the students. Toucan mascot “Kirby” was a big hit, and children received their own copies of Kirby to color, while teachers received reusable KIB shopping bags.

“We have been coming to Thomas Haley for several years now and speaking to the second grade classes,” said KIB Board member Margie Stipes. “When some of the students in higher grades saw us in the hall, they remembered us (especially Kirby) and even what his name stood for – Keep Irving Recycling and Beautiful Year-Round. It’s nice to know that the things we are teaching stay with the students.”

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