Giving Back to Tampa Bay
Old McMicky’s Farm is committed to giving back to our community.
Old McMicky’s Farm received a Special Commendation from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognizing the Farm for creating an outstanding family friendly venue giving kids and families a taste of life on a working farm, and for the Farm’s many programs focused on giving back to the Tampa Bay community. Please see the video.
“1000 Kids” Program
Each year, the farm’s “1000 Kids” Program has the goal of welcoming 1,000 kids in the Tampa Bay area who are facing challenges to come out for a great day at the farm and enjoy amazing moments with animals and activities in an atmosphere of love and fun – no charge. We are proud to have hosted over 5,500 children facing challenges under our “1000 Kids” Program since 2013.
“Mission I Do”
“Mission I Do” is a $25,000 All-Inclusive Dream Wedding Gift to an active duty military member or Veteran in the Tampa Bay Area, sponsored by Old McMicky’s Farm and generous Bay Area Businesses. This gift is in appreciation for the sacrifice of the men and women who currently serve or who have served in our military and their families. Old McMicky’s Farm has awarded 9 Mission I Do weddings to-date.
“Purple Heart Medal Recipients”
The Farm invited 17 Purple Heart Recipients and their families to come as special honored guests to our main fundraiser “Barns and Beer”. A special ceremony was held to honor them and their service.
A $20,000 Dream Wedding Gift of Appreciation to All Schools and Teachers of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties!
Teachers make such a huge difference in the lives of children and families in our Tampa Bay community, we thought a great way for Old McMicky’s Farm and the community to show our appreciation was to help a teacher start a family of their own.
Title 1 & Renaissance Public School Program
In Hillsborough, Pasco & Pinellas counties the Title I and Renaissance Public School Program is designed to provide supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals. Its overall purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and attain high academic standards.
Old McMicky’s Farm is committed to creating a fun, memorable and educational day for as many children at these schools as possible. To do this, we subsidize all Title I and Renaissance schools/students attendance at the Farm.
To date, we are very glad to have hosted approximately 23,000 Title 1 and Renaissance Public School children.
Child Adoption Education Day
Old McMicky’s Farm hosts numerous events to support child adoption. The Farm’s Child Adoption Education Day partners with all the major family support agencies to educate potential adoptive parents and to find more Forever Families for Tampa Bay area children. In addition, the Farm also hosts Child Adoption Match days for foster children. To date 15 children have been matched with families at the Farm’s Match Days.
Foster Child Fun Day on the Farm
Over 400 Foster Kids and Their Families (Over 600 People) came out to enjoy an amazing, fun-filled day at the farm.
The Farm invited all of the Children in Foster Care in the Tampa Bay Area and their caregivers to come out for a day at the Farm Free of Charge.
The purpose of the day was to provide local foster children a great day and great memories for their life, and to thank and encourage all of the foster parents and caregivers who provide safe, loving homes for the children.
For more pictures of this great day go to Foster Child Fun Day on the Farm
Military & First Responders Family Fun Day
In February 2019, the Farm is inviting 1500 Active Duty Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families for a FREE fun day on the Farm. They help protect our families and country and we wanted to give them a great day with their families.
Eric Piburn’s Birthday Party & Fundraiser
In 2016 and 2017, the Old McMicky’s Farm was privileged to host a very special birthday party for a very special child. Eric Piburn is a local Tampa Bay child who needs a heart and lung transplant. Eric’s very modest bucket list item is to have a birthday parties where everyone can come share in his special day. In 2016 and 2017 the farm donated the venue and staff for Eric’s birthday party fundraisers with huge success, raising over $25,000, and will be doing so again this year. Eric and everyone who attends always has an amazing time while raising funds for Eric’s medical care.
Old McMicky’s Farm Foundation
Old McMicky’s Farm Foundation supports the Farm’s educational and Community Giving Programs such as the “1000 Kids” Program, Child Adoption Support programs, “Mission I Do” and many other programs. Old McMicky’s Farm Foundation is a registered 501c-3, and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Farm’s Community Programs.
Additional Community Service Events
December 14, 2013 – Toys For Tots Charity Event
May 10, 2014 – Children’s Cancer Center Charity Event
May 18, 2014 – Tampa Children’s Home Birthday Party
November 8, 2014 – Jackson in Action 83 Foundation Family Fun Day
November 14, 2014 – Wounded Veteran’s Free $25,000 Wedding
December 15, 2014 – Toys for Tots Charity Event
February 6, 2015 – 2nd Wounded Veteran’s Free Wedding