Growing Kindness Campaign



Growing Kindness, a new monumental sculpture of stainless steel poppies at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, is inspired by the art of Overland Park native Jeffrey Owen Hanson (1993-2020).

Jeff Hanson donated paintings to over 200 charities across the country to assist in their fundraising. His 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…even one painting at a time.”

Help us grow a kinder world.


The Arts & Recreation Foundation 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.