• Missouri Office 816-561-0304
    Missouri Office 816-561-0304
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    Kansas Office 913-871-4188
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    Home Health Care, St. Joseph 816-364-0900


Planting Independence

TWP would like to announce our 2018 "Planting Independence" sponsor, Westlake Hardware. Westlake is passionate about being a good neighbor and community partner. Their goal is to invest in and engage with the communities in which they work and live. "We believe we were put on this earth to help others." Thank you for your support of this important volunteer program.

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 latest 2018 Planting Independence event occurred Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:30 am to Noon. Our teams helped with yard maintenance on 23 homes in the Greater Kansas City area on both sides of the state line.

We appreciate all the hard work from all the volunteers! It was a very successful day.


Seeking Volunteers!

We are always seeking volunteer groups and individuals to help with the Planting Independence Program. 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 to get supplies to assist with the work.

In-Kind Donations are greatly appreciated for Planting Independence:
•    Pruners and shears
•    Weed eater
•    Rakes
•    Yard waste bags
•    Gloves and miscellaneous yard tools