Highview Craft Fair Nov. 15th
Pikes Fire Truck Pull Nov. 15th
MUSIC, FOOD, FUN & OF COURSE FIRE TRUCK PULLIN’!
Join us at the 3rd Annual UofL Pikes (PKA) Crusade Fire Truck Pull!
Saturday, November 15th
4th Street Live!
The Fireman Challenge is a team based competition in which teams attempt to pull a 1950’s fire truck 25 feet down Fourth Street LIVE for the fastest time.
The winning team of each category will be presented with an award.
All proceeds of this event will go to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
100% for the kids!
It’s not too late to register your team now! The Pikes challenge YOU!
$100 for an 8 member team
Onsite registration and sign in begins at noon.
Click here for the Pikes Web site.
Last year’s event was a great turnout and a heckuva lot of fun! Thanks for supporting children with special needs through the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Purchase a calendar soon!
Here’s a sneak peek!
Aww, how cute! Soon you’ll be able to purchase your very own Crusade Baby Calendar for just $10 here on WHASCrusade.org, at your local Kroger store or any branch of Republic Bank.
Stay tuned! Cute babies on the way!
20th Craig Drury Memorial Golf Scramble September 14
Click here to download an entry form.
Metro Arson reopening cold case involving firefighter death
Republic Bank piggy banks support Crusade
Wednesday, March 26 was a special day for some special children at Bardstown Primary School. With a clip of the scissors, Bardstown Primary officially opened its brand new accessible playground. The project was funded by a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Firefighters and parents joined youngsters to kick off a fun way to play and learn. With several of the children on the autism spectrum, designers made the playground compact and less intimidating.
Dear Crusade friend :
The most rewarding part of the WHAS Crusade for Children is hearing the life-changing stories from children and families who are helped. None of this would be possible without you. Megan, David, Tabitha, Ahmed and Jaiden are Crusade angels. They are students at Visually Impaired Pre-School (VIPS) and they are actual children who YOU helped this past year.
These are just five of the amazing Crusade children who have been helped this past year as a result of your contributions. Thanks to you, teachers and equipment were provided to VIPS in Louisville, Lexington and Bloomington. In addition to the five angels from VIPS, thousands of other children who have special needs also received the assistance they needed.
This year, your generosity allowed the Crusade to award grants to nearly 200 agencies that help children with special needs across the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We ask that this holiday season you remember the Crusade angels in our community and make a year-end contribution. There are many ways you can give. Our website, www.WHASCrusade.org, can provide you additional information on all of these programs:
> Send your check or charge information to the Crusade Office
> Join the Crusade Angel program through monthly automatic deductions
> Purchase a Walk of Fame brick in honor of that hard-to-buy for individual on your list
> Donate appreciated stock, life insurance policies or other non-cash property
> Consider including the Crusade in your will or through a bequest
The children served by the Crusade are truly an inspiration and heroes to all of us. Thank you for being a champion for these children. As you enter into the holidays, may your life be full of blessings.
President & CEO
WHAS Crusade for Children
Donate now by clicking here.
More ways to give
The IRA Charitable Rollover is also available until December 31, 2013. Individuals age 70 1/2 and older may make direct transfers up to $100,000 per year from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to qualified charities (like the Crusade) without having to count the transfers as income for federal tax purposes The gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction, but may be counted toward an individual’s required contribution. It’s easy! The Crusade can help you do it. Contact Dawn Lee at email@example.com or phone (502) 582-7706.
Donate now by clicking here.
Make charitable gifts through your IRA. There is a provision that is often referred to as the “Qualified Charitable Distribution,” or charitable rollover. This provision allows IRA owners over age 70 1/2 to make charitable donations of up to $100,000 per year directly from IRAs without paying income tax. While you can’t take a charitable deduction for any gifts you make through your IRA, the money given will count toward that year’s RMD. It’s easy! The Crusade can help you do it. Contact Dawn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (502) 582-7706.
Donate now by clicking here.
The stock market is at an all time high! Use some of your stock to make an impact gift now. It’s easy! The Crusade can help you do it. Contact Dawn Lee at email@example.com or phone (502) 582-7706.
Donate now by clicking here.
Cutest video ever!
This is probably the cutest video we’ve ever produced. See for yourself! More reasons to give. Click here to watch.
Leave a legacy
Rita Mayer Cherry, a St. Matthews, Kentucky resident wished to help the children of our area. When she passed away in 2010, Ms. Cherry left the majority of her estate to the WHAS Crusade for Children: $873,756.10.
Ms. Cherry’s gift is the largest donation by an individual in the Crusade’s 60 year history.
The Crusade will be forever grateful to Ms. Cherry. Find out how you can leave a legacy, contact Dawn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (502) 582-7706.
To learn more, click here for a special section on the WHAS Crusade for Children Web site.
Donate now by clicking here.
For more than 60 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has granted 100 percent of donated funds go to help children with special needs.
The Crusade is able to make this happen because of its endowment.
On Saturday night, December 14, 2013 a special WHAS11 90-minute program entitled “Building the Future” was hosted by WHAS11’s Melissa Swan and 84WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners. The program explained the Crusade Endowment and how it helps grow the Crusade assuring 100 percent of donated funds can continue to make life better for children with special needs.
A basketball autographed by University of Louisville Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino was won by Mary Jo Bartley of Bardstown (see her photo below). Mary Jo’s name was entered into a drawing with other donors who contributed $100 or more during the program.
Andy Treinen, Ben Pine and Chelsea Rabideau of WHAS11 News hosted segments of the program interviewing people who have been helped by the Crusade for Children.
Every year there are more grant applications to the WHAS Crusade for Children than available funds. The WHAS Crusade for Children Advisory Panel must determine the best use of the donated funds to serve the largest number of special needs children. The panel consists of 12 interdenominational ministers who donate many hours of their time to the grant process. The Crusade Advisory Panel are also members of the weekly discussion program Moral Side of The News which is seen every Sunday morning at 5:30am on WHAS11 and heard each Sunday night at 8:30pm on 84WHAS radio. Click here to learn about Moral Side of the News.
The Crusade Advisory Panel and the Crusade staff were treated to a wonderful holiday lunch and then toured the soon to be renamed Norton Suburban Hospital on December 11, 2013. They witnessed firsthand the progress on grants to the new facilities.
Georgetown Fire presents Kids Night Out November 15
South Oldham Fire 2014 Calendar
South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary has put together a calendar featuring all the Oldham County Fire Departments – Ballardsville, LaGrange, North, Pewee, South, and Westport, along with the Hazmat and Tactical Rescue Teams.
Calendars are $12
Proceeds from the sales benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Only a limited number of calendars will be printed so please let us know as soon as possible so we can get orders printed.
Thanks to Bobbi Nelson for working with all the departments on getting the pictures and then getting the calendar set up!
Contact Teresa Cheatham at email@example.com, leave a message here, or call SOFD at 502-241-8892 to order your calendar.
The Eric and Joe Show benefits Crusade November 22
Firefighter Danny Stoner fundraiser November 23
Purchase a 2013-2014 calendar for $10 at Kroger
In seven years a special group of children and families has raised more than $140,000 for the WHAS Crusade for Children. How you ask?
For the seventh time, the presses at Publishers Press in Shepherdsville are rolling out the latest edition of the Crusade Baby Calendar.
Tim Nalley, Production Supervisor at Publishers said, “Once the files have been ok’d through our customers, the files are uploaded to our CCP area which is our computer to printing area, the files are sent down to the actual press console.”
As with everything involving the Crusade, the Crusade Baby Calendar is a team effort. Scott Stortz of Titan Design Solutions creates the files used to print the calendar in Publishers commerical division.
Dee Petzold of Publishers Press said, “It’s a pleasure for Publishers. We really enjoy being able to contribute to this charity and it’s very worthwhile.”
In the first seven years the Crusade Baby Calendar has featured more than 160 children and raised more than $140,000.
Dawn Lee, CEO of the WHAS Crusade for Children said, “Realistically what that means to the Crusade is that a child like Christian Pendrones gets the help he needs to overcome his premature birth. And the children over at the Shawnee Boys and Girls Club get a place to go for tutoring after school. These are two examples of how the generosity of the this community helps to fulfill the Crusade’s mission to help children with special needs.”
The Crusade Baby Calendar is available for $10 at area Kroger stores and at the Crusade office (520 W. Chestnut Street).
Get your baby in the 8th annual Crusade Baby Calendar!
The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar that will begin with October, 2014. It’s the 8th annual Crusade Baby Calendar. The contest is open to babies who are not older than 3-years-old by June 1, 2014.
How it works
As baby photos are submitted, they will be seen here on WHASCrusade.org. People then vote for their favorite baby by sending in donations to the Crusade. The baby with the most donations (votes) will appear on the calendar cover. The baby with the second most donations will appear on his or her favorite month. Third place will choose his or her month and so on til all months are filled. You must read the official rules below.
The Crusade will have professional photos taken of the top 16 babies and those are the photos that will appear in the calendar. All babies will be included in the calendar. Those who don’t make the top 16 will get day and date spots chosen in finishing order. Vote getter number 17 will get first choice of day and date, then number 18, etc.
Get started here
All entrants must fill out the Baby Calendar Release Form and Baby Calendar Entry Form.
Follow these simple steps:
1. Read the complete rules below
2. Click on the graphics below to download the forms
3. Print the forms
4. Fill out and sign the forms with a pen
5. Mail the completed forms, $25 entry fee and baby picture
6. Mail to the address below
Send in your baby’s photo
Those interested, must send in one (1) baby photo or CD containing one (1) baby photo. The photo will not be returned.
Mail your photo, Baby Calendar Release Form and Baby Calendar Entry Form and $25 entry fee to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Photos and entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 18, 2014.
Call (502) 582-7706
Read these complete rules
1. The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar starting October, 2014.
2. The contest is open to babies who are not older than 3 years by June 1, 2014.
3. One baby photo or CD containing baby photo with baby’s name on it must be submitted and will not be returned.
4. Parent(s) must sign a release form when photo is submitted allowing use of baby’s image.
5. Photos must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 18, 2014.
6. All baby photos will be posted on www.WHASCrusade.org
7. The Crusade will photograph the top 16 babies for calendar publication.
8. Winners will be determined by the largest monetary donation (voting by contribution).
9. All donations must be received by 4:00pm EDT May 29, 2014.
10. The winner will be featured on the calendar cover.
11. The second place winner gets first choice of a specific month.
12. The third place winner gets second choice of a specific month.
13. The fourth through 16th winners will get choice of the remaining months.
14. The winners finishing 17th and beyond will get choice of specific days in the year.
15. The top 16 finalists will receive one free 8″x10″ photo.
About the WHAS Crusade for Children
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. In its first 60 years, the Crusade has raised more than $154 million.
Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.
Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Crusade is the most successful and oldest local telethon in America.