The Whole Person is “Planting Independence – One yard at a time.”
This program provides assistance with general yard clean-up from 8:00 am until finished on Saturday, April 22, to consumers who receive services, or are in any of our programs, that own or rent their homes. TWP will partner with volunteer groups to perform low to moderate risk activities such as mowing, raking, weeding, and planting. (Excluded activities: lifting over 50 lbs, cutting down tree limbs or handling or removing any hazardous material.) Another event will occur in Fall 2017.
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.
VOLUNTEER GROUPS | A group leader “Natalie” will attend an Information Session on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:30pm at The Whole Person to receive details about your assignment and details about the project guidelines.
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 water and snacks. These will be distributed at the Information Session on April 19th.
ALL Volunteers will need to fill out a waiver of liability and those UNDER 18 will need their parental consent form signed. Please fill out and email to NatalieUpdyke@KansasCityYMCA.org
Thank you for being a part of this wonderful KINDNESS project to people with disabilities in our Kansas City community. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity at thewholeperson.org