NORFOLK, Neb. -- A non-profit in northeast Nebraska held a special event for kids on Tuesday.

BBKids in Norfolk welcomed children out to the Heritage at Fountain Point assisted living facility to plant flowers.

According to their website, BBKids was formed in May of 2022. It's an affiliate of the SIDS awareness non-profit Briggs & Barrett Project and aims to help kids of all ages.

The non-profit received a donation of seven flats of flowers from Kaw Valley Greenhouses.

BBKids invited children to plant the flowers so they can be more involved in the community.

Brittany Melby, the coordinator for BBKids, said the event was a great way to get children to make connections in the community and that planting flowers is a great metaphor for what the organization hopes to achieve.

"Flowers are a great representation. Flowers grow and they keep growing and I think that is an awesome representation of BBKids. It's really new, but we're planting the seed and want it to grow within our community," Melby said.

BBKids will be hosting another event this Friday in downtown Norfolk across from Hy-Vee East.

The event will feature Norfolk Police and Fire Division will be teaching children about how to stay safe this summer.

It will run from 5-8 p.m. CT.