• 15 Glacier View Drive,  Kalispell, Montana 59901

About 406 For Kids

406 for Kid’s mission is to spread joy, happiness, and fun during the struggles of childhood illness for kids and their families. We turn crappy into happy by giving parents and families a break and moral support while their child is hospitalized.

How It All Started...

Lori Williamson's journey towards founding 406 for Kids started almost exactly 30 years ago.

It was when she began working in the Human Resources Department at a large papermill in Missoula, Montana.

She was blessed to have two beautiful, vibrant, healthy daughters. Although, on a daily basis she saw, many, many families who were not so lucky.

Lori's greatest joy was helping them during their most trying times. Sometimes it was "requisitioning" the corporate jet to fly a very sick kid to a distant city for life saving treatment. Other times it was something as simple as sharing a cup of coffee and a box of Kleenex with a distraught father.

From there, Lori served on the Board of Directors for the United Way and the Missoula Youth Homes. She also worked with the Missoula Children's Theatre and Watson's Children's Home and in many, many other similar volunteer positions.

For Lori, it has ALWAYS been about the children and their families. It's not only her passion, but her calling, and her very reason for living.

She knew that just as soon as she could, she would leave the corporate world to do what she really loved doing, full-time...helping families when they need it the most.

That time is now and that place is here, in Kalispell, Montana supporting pediatric patients and their families being served by world-class doctors and nurses at Logan's Health Medical Center.

With established community leading businesses such as Compass Construction, Montana Creative Architecture and Design, Beargrass Landscaping, and the help of the world-class board of directors, Lori's mission has grown beyond just a dream, and has now become a community mission.
We are not only providing smiles and a teddy-bear we call "Sunny" to our Logan's Health patients, but now working with incredible community leaders to build the Sunshine Factory, a respite home for the Logan's Health patients and their families by the Flathead Valley Community.

Please join us on this incredible journey for the far greater good!

Board Of Directors

Lori Williamson
Lori Williamson
Lori is a Montana native who has recently returned the Flathead Valley to pursue her passion of providing love and support to children and their families struggling with illness and injury at Montana Childrens.
Lori Williamson
Candeta Faith
Candy is a local philanthropist and entrepreneur living in the Flathead Valley. Candy's organization, "Valicity's Once Upon A Time" works hand-in-hand with 406 For Kids through fundraisers.
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