Irving, TX, August 09, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- “All Things Made New,” an Irving-based mentoring program for young people, has been collaborating with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) in its on-going blanket project. KIB provides fleece material which the All Things Made New volunteers cut and assemble into “no-sew” blankets. So far they have made a total of eight blankets, which have been donated to the BBMOI Food Pantry, Baylor Hospital, and the Irving Family Advocacy Center, with the two most recently created blankets going to Brighter Tomorrows.
The boys who attend the “Iron Roots” program helped to make the blankets this time, with eight youth and five adults working together for a total of 19.5 hours of volunteer service. Iron Roots is designed to “provide a structured and supportive environment for elementary and middle school boys in 5ht through 8th grade that will exemplify strong leadership to guide, encourage, and prepare young men to be successful scholars, stewards, leaders and men of virtue.” Group activities like making blankets are one way they foster team building and other skills.
All Things Made New founder Michelle Flores said that the project has become very popular with both the young people and the adults who work with them. “The boys in our Iron Roots program really enjoyed making the blankets this time,” she said. “We are thankful to be a blessing in a small part to the community and grateful to Keep Irving Beautiful for partnering with us.”
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.