Celebrations Fund

Throughout the year, we make it a point to recognize birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other meaningful milestones for the individuals we serve. These special occasions may be commemorated with a special gift, a favorite meal, or the chance to enjoy a fun outing or activity. The Celebrations Fund makes these wishes possible, and, on occasion, provides necessities like a winter coat, shoes or other personal items.

LakeMERRY Christmas

From October through December, we invite individuals, families and businesses to purchase gifts and/or donate funds to fulfill the holiday wish lists of Lakemary students, residents receiving psychiatric treatment, and our adults. Your support allows more than 100 of the individuals we serve to commemorate the season with a warm holiday meal, a stocking filled with goodies, or a few beautifully wrapped gifts. Please join us in making this holiday a wonderful and magical time!

Here’s how you can help:

Give a Monetary Gift 

You can specify a monetary donation to the LakeMERRY Christmas fund by making a secure online donation. Funds will be used to purchase gifts, stocking stuffers, and other holiday surprises.

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Buy Gifts on Amazon

We know the holidays are a busy time. If you don’t have time to shop, you can purchase gifts directly from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered straight to our office!

View Wish List

“Adopt” an Individual

If you enjoy shopping, you can “adopt” an individual and purchase items from their wish list. Gifts must be delivered to Lakemary unwrapped by Friday, Dec. 13. Contact Karlie O’Hara to learn more.


If you have any questions, or would like to purchase gifts for a specific individual, please contact Karlie O’Hara at karlie.ohara@lakemary.org or (913) 535-4810.

Thank you for supporting the children and adults served by Lakemary. May peace and joy be yours throughout the coming year!