Growing Kindness Campaign



Growing Kindness is a new, monumental sculpture of stainless-steel poppies coming soon to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Inspired by the artwork of Overland Park native Jeffrey Owen Hanson (1993-2020), the 30-foot sculpture will be fabricated and installed by Zahner, of Kansas City.

Fundraising has begun for the $3 million sculpture. As of December 2023, $1.3 million has been raised.

Jeff Hanson donated paintings to over 200 charities across the country, raising $7 million for various causes. Jeff’s core belief inspires all of us to promote and “grow kindness.”

“Every act of kindness helps create kinder communities, more compassionate nations and a better world for all.”

Help us grow a kinder world.



The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park (EIN# 48-1171599) is accepting donations for the creation of this sculpture. Contributions can be made online by credit card. To make a gift by check, please make payable to The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park and mail to P. O. Box 26392, Overland Park, KS 66225. For more information about the project, please email us.