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, cutting down tree limbs 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, April 22, 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

We are seeking volunteer groups to help us Plant Independence!

Please contact Kelly Grooms at 816-627-2232 (or email to if your group would like to provide support with our “Planting Independence” initiative. Download a participation form below. One person from your group will be required to attend an Information Session at The Whole Person to receive details about your assignment and details about the project guidelines about 2 weeks before clean up day.

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.  TWP will provide a small welcome kit for each assignment which will include some first aid supplies, sunscreen, water and snacks.  These will be distributed at the Information Session.  Everyone on your team also gets a free t-shirt!



Thank you for being a part of this wonderful KINDNESS project to people with disabilities in our Kansas City community.

Can't help out this spring?  We will have another Planting Independence day on October 21, 2017.