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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Attend An Event

Hundreds of fire departments, organizations and companies host events that benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. Learn more.

Countdown to the 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children

June 2 - 3, 2018

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Chillers Vortex helps Crusade

Go to any Kentuckiana location of Chillers or Zesto and ask for the “Crusade Vortex!”

$1.00 from every purchase will be donated to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

It’s a delightful blend of ice cream, fudge, cookie dough and a cookie.
This promotion runs through Crusade weekend, June 2 – 3, 2018. During the month of May, the Crusade Vortex is the flavor of the month.

Kentuckiana Locations:
2314 Allison Lane
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

1515 W. McClain Ave
Scottsburg, IN 47170

7601 Highway 311
Sellersburg, IN 47172

2740 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150

301 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy
Clarksville, IN 47129

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.

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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