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.

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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.

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Get your lemonade stand!


For the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, you and your family can participate by setting up your own “Official Crusade Lemonade Stand” with a complimentary Lemonade Stand Kit courtesy of L&N Federal Credit Union.

Watch the Official Crusade Lemonade Stand video!

Contact Deandra at Crusade Lemonade Headquarters to get your kit:
Phone: 502-582-7706
E-mail: deandra@whascrusade.org

You’ll receive a packet in the mail. Then, just follow these steps:

Set up your lemonade stand!
Everything you need is in the packet.

Send us your photos!
Once you’ve set up your stand, send us your photos. E-mail: deandra@whascrusade.org

Use social media!
Get permission from your parents first, but if you use social media, please tag the WHAS Crusade for Children using the hashtag #WHASCrusade.

You can friend and follow the Crusade on:

Be on TV!
Schedule a time to join us at WHAS-TV on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 3:30pm to present your donations during the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children internet/radio/telethon. It’s America’s most successful local telethon!

Thanks again for being a big part of this annual miracle. Please call or e-mail if you have any questions.

Take a look at what’s inside this year’s packet sponsored by L&N Federal Credit Union:

Countdown to
The 67th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 6 - 7, 2020

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Community Partners

We crusade for them

In its first 66 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $190 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.

WHAS Crusade for Children

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