In 2011 generous listeners and friends of KYSS FM raised over $24,000 to be used for gift cards for underprivileged children in the KYSSmas for Kids auction.

Development Director for Missoula Youth Homes Ramey Kadadek says the children in youth homes and foster homes have had a rough time in their young lives, but their eyes light up when they get to come to a special store at a time set aside just for them. Each child receives a gift card that can use however they please, with one condition...they must buy something they've always wanted..just for themselves. Many times, the kids select gifts for siblings or friends, so it's important to make sure they get something they really want.

The auction will be this Friday, November 30th from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. live, starting with the Craig and Al Morning Show, and continuing on with Scott Shannon and Denny Bedard. Operators will be standing by to take bids from listeners on dozens of items that are now being collected for the auction. If you would like to donate an item of value, contact Front Desk Debbie at Townsquare Media at 728-9300.

We're asking our friends to surpass last year's total of nearly $25,000...to make Christmas bright for kids who otherwise might not find anything under the tree.

Ramey Kadadek, Missoula Youth Homes

KYSSmas for Kids – 16th Annual Christmas Auction: Friday November 30, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on 94.9 KYSS FM. Live radio auction.