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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Countdown to the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 5 - 6, 2021

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Latest News

2021 Crusade logo revealed

In about 100 days, we’ll celebrate the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children. Here’s a sneak peek at the logo for 2021 designed by Lonnie Walker of Primo Graphics.

This year’s event is scheduled for June 5th and 6th and as always you can watch it on WHAS11 and WHAS11.com.

Three things to know about WHAS Crusade For Children:

  • 100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs.
  • Through the Crusade, millions of children’s lives have changed in Kentucky and Indiana since 1954.
  • Right now, Crusade is funding 1 in 3 children thanks to donations.
  • In its first 67 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $195 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.

    More about this year’s design

    Fire departments have gone above and beyond for the WHAS Crusade for Children to help children with special needs in Kentucky and Southern Indiana in the midst of a pandemic. This year we honor firefighters for their service and sacrifice with a special design by Lonnie Walker of Primo Graphics.

    The design includes two crossed axes with a firefighter helmet and badge that encompasses the Crusade’s logo. It will be featured on this year’s t-shirts and collectors pins, which will be available for purchase in the coming weeks.

    The 68th WHAS Crusade for Children is June 5-6, 2021. Be sure to follow our WHAS Crusade for Children Facebook page, and stay tuned for more details. 100% for the kids! #WHASCrusade

    Special thanks to our community partners: WHAS11 News, 840WHAS, WBNA-TV 21, WBKO Television, Terry Meiners, Kristin Goodwillie and MPC Promotions.

    Here’s a look back at the 2020 Crusade

    Due the worldwide pandemic, the 67th annual Crusade was held August 8th and 9th in 2020. It still raised $4.8 million thanks to your generosity.

    There are many ways to donate now!

    By phone

    Call 502-582-7706, leave your name and number, someone will get back to you.

    Donate by Mail

    Even though our office is closed for now during the pandemic, we are able to access our mail.
    Send your donation to:
    WHAS Crusade for Children
    520 W. Chestnut St.
    Louisville, KY 40202.

    Please be sure to make note if the donation is in honor or memory of someone or if you’d like to give credit to a certain fire department.

    Donate Securely Online

    Give online safely and securely. There is a section where someone can honor/memorialize a loved one or credit a fire department.

    Text to Donate

    Supporters can now text CRUSADE to 50155 to complete a donation. There is the ability to honor a fire department on the donation link.

    Venmo

    Venmo a donation to @CrusadeForChildren. You can credit your fire department in the comments section.

    Cash App

    Just like Venmo, use Cash App and make a secure donation to $CrusadeChildren. You can credit your fire dept. in the notes section.

    Paypal

    If you use PayPal, you can use it to donate to the WHAS Crusade for Children!

    Alexa

    If you have an Amazon smart device, just say, “Alexa, donate to the Crusade for Children…” and Alexa will walk you through your secure donation, charging it to your card on file with Amazon.

    Donate via Facebook

    Go to the Crusade’s Facebook page to donate securely online. Facebook does not keep any fees for a charitable donation!

    Donations are tax deductible

    The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. EIN #23-7075524.

    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

    Get the latest news and happenings. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn. Learn more.

    Attend An Event

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

    Community Partners

    We crusade for them

    In its first 67 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $195 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
    Email us CLICK HERE

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