Entries in good neighbor day (3)

Thursday
Sep122013

20 Years of Good Neighbor Day 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Like so many things, Good Neighbor Day started in Mississippi and spread around the world. In 1994, the late Brook Jacobs Sr, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, had a simple idea that caught on and blossomed quickly. Participants receive a dozen free roses. They're asked to keep one and pass the other 11 on to friends, family or total strangers. 

Today, 20 years later, on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Good Neighbor Day is as big as ever and has evolved into a way to support Batson Children's Hospital. Various items are raffled and donations are accepted on behalf of the Mississippi's only children's hospital.

 

Friday
Sep072012

Good Neighbor Day | A Jackson Florist Planted a Seed That's Blossomed Around the World

Produced by Jim Albritton | Like so many things, Good Neighbor Day started in Mississippi and spread around the world. In 1994, Brook Jacobs Sr, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, had a simple idea that caught on and blossomed quickly.

Go to our Facebook Photo Gallery to see photos of the 2012 Good Neighbor Day at Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Good Neighbor Day 2012 at Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Saturday
Jan152011

Good Neighbor Day | Three hours, 30,000 Roses and One Great Cause 

Produced by Jim Albritton | In 1994, Brook Jacobs, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi, created Good Neighbor Day. Sixteen years later it has blossomed worldwide. The concept is simple: one day each September thousands of roses are given away by the dozen. Each person who takes them promises to keep one for themselves and give the others to friends, family or perfect strangers. For years the event in Jackson has also benefited the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.