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#Gift2Giving - Seeds of Hope

A Heartwarming and Inspiring Story...

J12:24 Seeds of Hope was chosen for our #Gift2Giving donation this year because of their amazing work with individuals with developmental and other disabilities utilizing horticulture as a form of therapy to enhance and inspire their lives with encouragement, growth opportunities, and a meaningful life. The background of Seeds of Hope is both very heartwarming and inspiring.  After its founder, Jamie Stilling Stepp, lost her husband to an unexpected death who was the owner of a top 10 landscaping business in Wisconsin, Jamie felt called and compelled to work with individuals with disabilities.  After much research and hard work she combined her horticultural background and desire to work with individuals with disabilities and opened Seeds of Hope in 2016.  Today Seeds of Hope has grown to working with 25 individuals and another 30-50 individuals through the various school districts and has increased its employees to 10 with many volunteers.  Jamie and her team have done amazing work in a short period of time and have many plans for future growth.  We are very honored to help support Seeds of Hope.

Mike Ploch
SVP | Market President
Community State Bank

Other Contributors: Mike Ploch, Mary Jo McCarthy, Sherri Gorecki, Ashley Olson, Mike Fohey and Jeremy Engelhardt