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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Make a difference

Providence High School penny war raises thousands

Compassion + Generosity + Friendly Competition = $3021.21 for children with special needs. Students at Providence High School raised thousands for the WHAS Crusade for Children in their annual Penny War.

The Junior class raised the most money in the school’s Penny War this year. One student even donated her entire paycheck.

Crusade kids were the real winners. 100% of all donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children are granted to hospitals, schools and agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana that provide direct services for children with special needs.

Fastsigns honored for helping Crusade

Congratulations to the WHAS Crusade for Children’s long-time partner Fastsigns for winning “Show Us How You Care” International Franchise Award and then donating the $500 winnings to the Crusade.

The Crusade gives great thanks to owners Susan and Sam Cilone for their endless support that started 22 years ago. The first banner they made as a company was for the Crusade and it read “Thank you firefighters!”

Whenever a banner, trophy, plaque or help of any kind is needed, they are always there.

Learn more about their business by visiting their website: Fastsigns Louisville.

They are located at 6005 A Fern Valley Rd. in Louisville. Call: (502) 969-7002

Sam & Susan Cilone have operated their Fastsigns franchise for 22 years.

We crusade for them

In its first 64 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $175 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.

Countdown to the 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children

June 2 - 3, 2018

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WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax
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