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

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To make a secure online donation, CLICK HERE or call (502) 582-7706.

Donate by mail:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202


The perfect gift! A brick on the WHAS Crusade Walk of Fame

To commemorate the 50th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, the sidewalk that surrounds the WHAS11 building at 6th and Chestnut Streets in downtown Louisville is now a place of tribute.

The WHAS Crusade for Children Walk of Fame is constructed of paving bricks available to engrave with your special message.

Your donation of $100 for a 5” X 8” or $500 for a 12” X 12” brick will pave the way for the WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment.

Each 5” X 8” brick can be engraved with three lines of text to honor:

  • You
  • Your family
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Special occasions
  • Memory of a loved one
  • Each 12” X 12” brick can include up to five lines of text or an engraved company or organization logo. Call (502) 582-7706 for details.

    Order your brick

    CLICK HERE to order a personalized brick securely online.

    CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the brick brochure and order form.

    Then follow these simple steps:

  • Print the brick order form
  • Print your name and address
  • Select a brick size
  • Select a payment method
  • Enter your credit card information
  • Write in the total amount
  • Mail the brick order form and payment to:

    WHAS Crusade for Children
    520 West Chestnut Street
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Questions? Call the WHAS Crusade for Children office at
    (502) 582-7706.

    Pave the way for children with special needs

    Help make a difference FOREVER. The WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future.

    It guarantees that 100% of the Crusade’s annual telethon collections continue to go directly to agencies that help children with special needs. It ensures that millions more children will be helped for decades to come.

    Beyond your annual contribution, the Crusade needs your Endowment donation now. To change a child’s life forever, support the WHAS Crusade Endowment.

    Certificate of ownership

    For each brick purchased, a certificate of ownership is issued to you or to whomever you designate.

    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 65 years, the Crusade has raised more than $180 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.

    To make a secure online donation, click here or call (502) 582-7706.

    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
    Email us click here


    Countdown to
    the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
    June 1 - 2, 2019

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