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!

Ways to Give:

Buy Gifts on Amazon

If you don’t have time to shop, you can purchase gifts on our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered straight to our office!

Simply add the items you wish to purchase to your cart and choose the shipping address for “Karen Kilbourn” when checking out.

View Wish List

Shop on Your Own 

If you would like to shop on your own, you can purchase items from a specific individual’s wish list or the generic wish list.

All gifts remain anonymous and must be delivered to Lakemary unwrapped by Thursday, Dec. 17.

Gifts can be dropped off at the Front Desk in Paola (100 Lakemary Drive) between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Contact Karlie O’Hara to learn more about a specific individual’s wish list or to arrange a gift drop-off in Olathe/make other arrangements.


Give a Monetary Gift 

You can give 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.

Donate Now

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!