Steppin’ Stone Farm is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt faith-based program. Through donations from churches, civic clubs, individuals, United Way, and various private grants, Steppin’ Stone Farm continues to minister to the needs of at-risk girls and their families. Our huge volunteer support system gives us the opportunity to help many more girls as well as provide positive social interaction. Eighty-six percent of our girls are continuing their formal education and/or employed twelve to eighteen months after completing our program. All of this at no cost to taxpayers since we do not receive any state or federal funding.

If you are interested in investing money, time, or talent to this ministry, please contact Cindy Churchill 813-650-8700 or


Through our partnership with Network for Good, interested parties can donate to Steppin' Stone Farm over the Internet using a credit card on a secure site. Just click on the Network for Good icon at the bottom of any page.

Plant Nursery


A major reason for the success of the program is teaching the girls a work ethic through tending to the various stages of growth in plants and animals. Building upon this aspect and in order to help cover the cost of the Steppin’ Stone Farm program, we have started a plant nursery.

We grow high quality groundcovers—evergreen giant, aztec grass, and minima jasmine—in four inch cells and distribute these plants to local landscapers in the Tampa Bay area as well as out-of-state customers.

Through working in our plant nursery, the girls earn credits for entrepreneurship and horticulture/landscaping. Consider purchasing our plants. We can offer the same quality of product that you are purchasing now and in large quantities. The difference—the result of your purchase will help save the life of an at-risk teenage girl.

Steppin' Stone Farm Endowment
We have started an endowment in order to help secure the financial future of this ministry. This endowment helps to support the operating expenses of this ministry and will continue to help at-risk teenage girls for many years to come. 
Church Partnerships

Steppin' Stone Farm appreciates the partnership of the following churches. The girls rotate worshipping with the Tampa Bay area churches on Sunday mornings and evenings.


Baylife Church
Brandon, FL
Beth Hallel Messianic
Roswell, GA
Crestview Baptist Church
Lakeland, FL
Crossroads Baptist
Lithia, FL
Evangelical Pres. Church
Plant City, FL
First Baptist Church Brandon
Brandon, FL
First Baptist Church Dover
Dover, FL
First Baptist Church of Plant City
Plant City, FL
First Methodist Church
Plant City, FL
First Presbyterian Church
Plant City, FL
Hillview Christian Church
Marengo, IN
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
Tampa, FL
Idlewild Central
Tampa, FL
Indian Rocks Baptist Church
Indian Rocks, FL
New Beginnings Christian
Tampa, FL
Shiloh Baptist
Plant City, FL
South Tampa Fellowship
Tampa, FL
St. Andrews United Methodist Church
Brandon, FL
Sun City Center Methodist Women
Sun City Center, FL
The Rock Community Church
Lakeland, FL
Trinity Baptist
Sun City Center, FL
West Thonotasassa Baptist Church
Thonotasassa, FL
Westminister Presbyterian
Brandon, FL
Steer and Plant Sale at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City

As part of 4-H some of the girls earn the opportunity to auction steers and plants at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida. Not only do they learn responsibility and team building skills, but also raise money for college scholarships for Steppin’ Stone Farm alumni.

Steppin' Stone Farm is thankful for the following business sponsors who help contribute to aiding at-risk teenage girls in the central Florida area by purchasing or adding on to our steer and plant sales at the Strawberry Festival:


  • Highland Packaging Solutions – Mulberry, FL
  • Sunshine State Federal Savings – Plant City, FL
  • Patterson Companies – Plant City, FL
  • Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC – Wauchula, FL
  • BBI Produce, Inc – Dover, FL
  • Chemical Dynamics – Plant City, FL
  • Pathway Biologic – Plant City, FL
  • Jarret-Scott Ford – Plant City, FL
  • Antioch Feed – Thonotosassa, FL
  • Harrell Nursery – Plant City, FL
  • Woodard Nursery – Plant City, FL
  • Publix – Lakeland, FL
  • USAA – Tampa, FL
  • Citi – Tampa, FL


Civic clubs, Foundations, and Corporate Sponsors
Lions Club
Lions Club of Plant City 
Optimist Club
Optimist Club of Plant City 
Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Plant City
Rotary Club of Brandon 
 Citi  Mosaic  Poppell Insurance
 Publix Charities  Talbot Family Foundation  United Way of Suncoast
 UPS  USAA  V&R Insurance


CF Industries


Community Foundation of Sun City Center

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