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.


of donations go to children


Million dollars raised


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Counties in Indiana and Kentucky


Years Running

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.

Connect With #WHASCrusade

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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.

Latest News

Thank you!

It’s the time of year when we say thanks.

Thank you firefighters.
Thank you donors.
Thank you volunteers.
Thank you partners.

Thanks to all for making life better for children with special needs.

Holiday Movie & Football Listings

Each year, our Endowment Board member Clarence Glover puts together a listing of Holiday Movies and Football Games. Click the links below to search the listings and see when your holiday favorites will be on. Have an excellent 2016 holiday season!
***Holiday Movie Listing 2016 CLICK HERE***
***Holiday Football Listing 2016 CLICK HERE***

If you’re going to shop!

If you use Amazon.com for your holiday shopping, you can support the WHAS Crusade for Children. Click on the logo below and choose the Crusade from the list of charities. The Crusade gets a percentage of your purchase amount.

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Re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card for the Crusade

Kroger Community Rewards Flyer


Mannequin Challenge

It’s sweeping the nation! Teams, groups, all people are taking parting in the Mannequin Challenge online. You can find numerous entries on any social media platform. Thanks to Shay McAlister of WHAS11 News for taking video of the Crusade staff in “freeze mode.” The result is here:

Moral Side of the News not to be outdone!

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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Community Partners

WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax
Email us click here