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Group of volunteers at Planting Independence

Planting Independence

Planting Independence - April 19th & 20th, 2024

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TWP 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.

Thank you to our volunteers!

Volunteer groups include Westlake, Synchrony, Apex Systems, KCNSC (Kansas City National Security Campus), KCMO (Kansas City Neighborhood Preservation), Numotion, Worcester Investments, Abbott, Country Club Bank, and many individual volunteers who visited homes in the Kansas City metro area to help “Plant Independence – One Yard at a Time” for people with disabilities.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in dedicating your time and effort to this event. Your willingness to contribute to our event is truly commendable and reflects your commitment to making a positive impact in our community.

Stay tuned for information on 2025 Planting Independence! 

If you're interested in volunteering for other events, visit our volunteer page or contact Kirby Hough, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, at khough@thewholeperson.org or 816-659-9403.

To view photos from 2024 Planting Independence, visit the event page here.

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


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Landscape Architect Sponsorship Level

Horticulture Specialist Level Sponsorship