• Main Number (816) 561-0304
    Main Number (816) 561-0304
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    In-Home Care, KCMO (816) 777-0078
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    Home Health Care, St. Joseph (816) 364-0900


Planting Independence

The Whole Person is “Planting Independence – One yard at a time.”

This program provides assistance with general yard clean-up to consumers who receive services, or are in any of our programs, that own or rent their homes.  TWP partners with volunteer groups to perform low to moderate risk activities such as mowing, raking, weeding, and planting. (Excluded activities are lifting over 50 lbs or handling or removing any hazardous material.)

Yard maintenance can be a tough situation for people with disabilities. This activity with our volunteers helps TWP Consumers get a handle on their yards and avoid unnecessary fines from the city where they live. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for individuals, families, clubs, schools, scouts, organizations, and businesses who are looking for an activity to give back, be outdoors, and serve individuals in our community that live with disabilities.

Our next Planting Independence activity is:

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:30 am to Noon (or until work is completed).

The activity will occur at a TWP consumer’s home in one of several pre-selected areas

Our next Planting Independence day will be Saturday, October 7, 2017.

We are seeking volunteer groups and individuals. Please contact Kelly Grooms at 816-627-2232 (or email to kgrooms@thewholeperson.org) if you would like to provide support with our “Planting Independence” initiative. If you are an individual we will add you to an existing group. One person from each group will be required to attend an "Information Session" at The Whole Person to receive details about their assignment, and details about the project guidelines, on Wednesday, October 4 at 5:30pm.

Don’t be afraid of getting your hands dirty and doing a little physical labor.  Each group will be asked to provide their own tools for the yard clean-ups.  The consumer may have some tools to use.  We will identify them when we do a site visit.