About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs.


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Change a Child's Life Forever

100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs.

The WHAS Crusade Endowment Campaign fully funds our future.

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Making a difference thanks to you

UPDATE: During the 24 hours of Give for Good Louisville that ended at midnight Thursday, September 13, 88 donors gave $5,576 to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Click here to see the Crusade section of Give for Good Louisville.

On behalf of children with special needs, we say THANKS!

Here’s a story of your donations at work!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, cerebral palsy is the most common movement ailment for children in the U. S., and 1 in 323 children born in America will likely display some symptoms of cerebral palsy. Sixteen-year-old Reece was diagnosed at birth but thanks to the WHAS Crusade for Children and Wendell Foster’s Campus, Reece has big plans for the future. He’s working hard to fulfill his dream of being a preacher.

Since 2000, Wendell Foster’s Campus has received more than $70,000 in Crusade grants to help children like Reece.

We crusade for them

In its first 65 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $180 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that make life better for children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Community Partners

WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax
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Countdown to
the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 1 - 2, 2019

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