KYSSMAS for Kids

Every year, 94.9 KYSS FM teams up with the Missoula community to present KYSSMAS for Kids, a live event to raise money for local kids in need–giving presents to children who would otherwise go without.

KYSSMAS for Kids 2019 is on December 6 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.!

KYSSMAS is a 13-hour (6:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.) live call-in event featuring exciting items donated by generous and caring Western Montana residents and businesses. 100% of proceeds from the event go to local children, who will receive a gift card to spend at a private shopping event near Christmas Day.

Every year, we are humbled to see these school-aged children choosing to spend their gift cards on necessities such as bed sheets, cookware, and clothing rather than toys.

Over the past two decades the auction has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and has allowed as many as 600 kids per year to participate. Local groups that we’ve helped in the past include the Office of Public Assistance, St. Pat’s Mental Health Center, YWCA, Sanders County Coalition, LIGHT (Low Income Group for Human Treatment), AWARE, CDC, Seeley Lake School, and many low income individuals who are not associated with a local non-profit. When funds allow, we include Big Sky High School, Hellgate High School, and Sentinel High School.

Want to stay up to date with everything KYSSMAS? Make sure you've downloaded our free 94.9 KYSS FM app for updates throughout the event!

If you'd like to make a cash donation to KYSSMAS for Kids, call us at (406) 728-9300 or visit the Missoula United Way and click "donate" (don't forget to designate KYSSMAS for Kids in the Other Designation field of your donation).

For more information on how to donate to this year’s drive, contact or call (406) 728-9300.