Agencies display support

Agencies display support

All across Kentuckiana, you may see these window stickers. At least we hope so.

Schools, agencies and hospitals that received a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children are displaying “Proud Partner” window clings as you enter their buildings. The graphic below shows the Facebook page of South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block, Inc. Mighty proud!

It’s a partnership to make life better for children with special needs. Scroll down this page to see the complete list of 2016 WHAS Crusade for Children grants.

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Papa John’s promotion: $41,081.80

For the past two months, customers of could save 20 percent on their order and an addtional 20 percent was donated by Papa John’s to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

One thing’s clear, people love Papa John’s Pizza! In a presentation LIVE on WHAS11’s Great Day Live Monday, July 25, Crusade President & CEO along with show co-hosts Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners, accepted a check for $41,081.80 from Lynn McQuillen, Wayne Blanton, Hillary Chinn and mascot Mr. Slide of Papa John’s.

Thank you to Papa John’s and their loyal customers!

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Grants presentation in Adair County

WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee presented $222,863.00 in Crusade grants to 14 south central Kentucky agencies that serve children with special needs. Those 14 grants range from $3,500 to $54,280 and will fund everything from hippotherapy to technology for children with hearing loss.

This year 15 fire departments that collect in that region collected a total of $150,286.

This luncheon at Lindsey Wilson College was an opportunity to celebrate those who volunteer to fulfill the Crusade’s mission of serving children with special needs across the commonwealth of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Click here to see photos of the event on Facebook.

Crusade awards 230 grants

Crusade awards 100 percent of $5,465,933.47 collected this year to agencies
in Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Agencies, hospitals and schools across Kentuckiana that serve children with special needs are getting some great news from the WHAS Crusade for Children this week.

The Crusade sent out grant letters this week to 202 organizations to let them know their grant requests will be funded from the $5,465,933.47 collected during the 63rd annual WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. The 30-hour broadcast aired on WHAS11 television, 840WHAS radio and worldwide on during the weekend of June 4 and 5. It is America’s most successful local telethon.

“The WHAS Crusade for Children is thrilled to be awarding 230 grants this year, which is an increase over last year. The ministerial advisory panel made some difficult decisions this year, as the requests were more than double the amount raised. They selected terrific projects and programs that will improve the lives of children with special needs across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, ranging from small communication devices to large capital projects,” WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee said.

One-hundred percent of the $5.46 million collected this year was awarded in the form of 230 grants to 202 agencies, hospitals and schools throughout the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. This is the most grants awarded by the WHAS Crusade for Children in recent years.

Click here to learn more about the Crusade grant process.

Read press coverage from the Courier-Journal, just click here.

View a recap of Crusade weekend and donations, just click here.

2016 WHAS Crusade for Children Grants


Adair County Board of Education $30,000.00
Allegro Dance Project $5,172.00
American Printing House for the Blind $6,000.00
American Red Cross – Kentucky Region $20,000.00
Americana Community Center, Inc. $6,400.00
Anchorage Independent School District $43,173.50
Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. $10,000.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $45,244.00
Asbury University – Scholarships $23,000.00
Asbury University – Virtual Learning Laboratory $4,000.00
Autism Speaks, Inc. $9,000.00

Baptist Health Foundation Greater Louisville, Inc. $75,000.00
Bardstown Independent Schools $33,000.00
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center, Inc. $10,000.00
Bath County Schools $10,000.00
Bell Co. School System $25,000.00
Bellarmine University – Physical Therapy $38,671.85
Bellarmine University – Scholarships $10,000.00
Best Buddies Kentucky $10,250.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Inc. $6,000.00
Bluegrass Center for Autism $25,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green, KY – War Memorial Unit $10,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. $10,000.00
Boys & Girls Haven $95,000.00
Breckinridge County Board of Education $40,000.00
Bullitt County Board of Education $50,000.00
Bullitt County YMCA of Greater Louisville $7,000.00
Burgin Independent Schools $25,000.00

Camp TESSA of Meade County $6,500.00
Camp TESSA, Inc. $7,000.00
Campbellsville Board of Education $17,000.00
Canaan Community Academy $10,000.00
Capital City Prep $15,000.00
Carroll County Public Schools $7,715.00
CASA of Lexington $11,500.00
CASA of Ohio Valley, Inc. $8,485.50
CASA of South Central Kentucky $7,000.00
CASA of the Bluegrass $4,100.00
CASA of the Heartland $11,250.00
CASA of the River Region $6,500.00
CASA Program for Bullitt County, Inc. $14,000.00
Caverna Board of Education $8,500.00
Center for Women and Families $12,000.00
Central Kentucky Education Cooperative $31,750.00
Child Development of the Bluegrass $3,407.75
Childplace, Inc. $16,000.00
Children’s Law Center $12,500.00
Clark County Special Education Coop $18,000.00
Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services $4,500.00
Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club $6,500.00
Cloverport Independent Schools $55,000.00
Communities in Schools of Clark Co. $11,000.00
Community Action of Southern Indiana Head Start $15,000.00
Community Action of Southern Kentucky $4,200.00
Cumberland County Board of Education $5,000.00

Dorman Preschool Center $28,000.00
Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc. $15,000.00
Dream Riders of Kentucky, Inc. $3,000.00
Dreams With Wings Inc. $10,000.00
Dyslexia Association of the Pennyrile $3,200.00

Easter Seals West Kentucky, Inc. $4,004.00
Eastern Kentucky University, Developmental Disabilities Clinic $4,500.00
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Education $17,000.00
Elizabethtown Independent Schools $14,000.00
Eminence Independent Schools $40,000.00
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries $4,000.00
Exceptional Equitation $4,000.00

Family & Children’s Place $20,000.00
Family Ark, Inc. $10,000.00
Family Enrichment Center $10,000.00
Family Scholar House, Inc. $20,000.00
Fayette County Public School District $25,000.00
FEAT of Louisville, Inc. $13,000.00
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation $10,000.00
Floyd Memorial Foundation $20,000.00
Franklin County Board of Education $25,000.00
Frazier Rehab Institute $30,000.00
Friends School, Inc. $20,000.00
Fund for the Arts $7,500.00

Gateway Communication Services Organization $8,000.00
Gilda’s Club Louisville $17,000.00
Grayson County Schools $20,000.00
Greater Clark County Schools $12,000.00
Greater Louisville Rowing Foundation $4,915.00
Green County Board of Education $16,000.00
Green Hill Therapy, Inc. $18,000.00
Green River Area Down Syndrome $5,770.00

Hancock County Public Schools $4,254.17
Hardin County Board of Education $50,000.00
Hardin Memorial Hospital $90,000.00
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative $9,359.66
Harrison County Hospital $3,412.05
Hart County Schools $16,000.00
Henry County Public Schools $27,120.00
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy $45,000.00
Hindman Settlement School $12,500.00
Home of the Innocents – Capital $250,000.00
Home of the Innocents – Equipment $150,000.00
Hosparus, Inc. $45,000.00

Indian Summer Camp $12,000.00
Indiana University $5,000.00

Jefferson County Public Schools/Asst. Technology $75,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools/Autism Program $20,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools/Communication Disorders $7,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools/Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program $17,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools/Moderate to Severe Disabilities $30,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools/OT/PT Program $40,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools/Early Childhood Special Services $6,129.20
Jefferson County Public Schools/Visually Impaired Program $9,000.00
Jefferson County Youth Shelter, Inc. $5,000.00
Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc. $4,200.00
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. $4,500.00

Kentuckiana Children’s Center $20,000.00
Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation, Inc. $34,000.00
Kentucky Children’s Hospital $5,000.00
Kentucky Center For Special Children’s Serv./Carriage House $62,000.00
Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children/Camp Hendon $1,500.00
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation $11,500.00
Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation $6,000.00
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Inc. $5,852.00
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation $6,000.00
Kentucky School for the Deaf Charitable Foundation, Inc. $54,280.00
Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies $27,000.00
KORE Academy, Inc. $5,200.00
Kosair Children’s Hospital – Radiology $235,000.00
Kosair Children’s Hospital/OR – Aspirator $50,000.00
Kosair Children’s Hospital/OR – Gastric Stimulator $20,000.00
Kentucky Easter Seals Society/Creative Beginnings Child Develop. Ctr. $2,636.96

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency $4,500.00
LaRue County Public Schools $17,500.00
Learning Disabilities $2,450.00
Learning for Life/Boy Scouts of America $18,000.00
Lifespring Health Systems $3,000.00
Lighthouse Promise, Inc. $6,000.00
Lincoln County School District $14,000.00
Louisville Pediatric Therapy Center $10,000.00

Madison Area Educational Special Services Unit $10,000.00
Madison Consolidated Schools $15,000.00
Marion County Board of Education $40,000.00
Maryhurst $23,500.00
Meade County Board of Education $22,000.00
Mercer County Schools $5,985.00
Meredith-Dunn School $22,455.00
Middlesboro Independent Schools $12,500.00
Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation $2,312.00
Montgomery County School District $25,392.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. $13,500.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association $12,000.00

Nativity Academy $15,000.00
Nelson County Schools $19,840.00
New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. $60,000.00
Newport Independent Schools $14,000.00
Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services $5,268.00

Oldham County Board of Education $40,000.00
Orange County Rehabilitative and Developmental Services $25,000.00
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital $20,800.00
Our Lady of Peace $15,300.00
Our Lady of Providence Jr.-Sr. High School $10,000.00
Owen County School District $5,000.00
Owensboro Dance Theatre, Inc. $10,000.00
Owensboro Health Foundation, Inc. $30,000.00

Paws with Purpose, Inc. $10,000.00
Personal Counseling Service, Inc. $40,000.00
Pitt Academy $25,000.00
Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, Inc. $15,000.00
Puzzle Pieces, Inc. $18,000.00

Rachel’s Fun for Everyone Project $12,000.00
Rauch, Inc. $15,000.00
Riley Children’s Foundation $8,000.00
Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Ctr. Inc. $9,000.00

SAFY $3,750.00
Seven Counties $40,000.00
Shelby County Public Schools $80,000.00
Shriners Hospitals for Children $35,000.00
South Central Area Special Education Cooperative $10,000.00
South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block $2,000.00
Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc. $10,000.00
Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital $8,000.00
Spalding University – Enabling Technologies of Kentuckiana $7,000.00
Spalding University – Scholarships $15,000.00
Special Olympics Kentucky, Inc. $17,000.00
Spencer County Public Schools $30,000.00
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky $23,500.00
St. Francis School $15,000.00
St. Joseph Children’s Home $19,000.00
StageOne Family Theatre $2,700.00
Summit Academy of Greater Louisville $8,000.00
Sunrise Children’s Services, Inc. $20,000.00

Taylor County Board of Education $12,000.00
Telford Community YMCA $10,800.00
The Center for Courageous Kids $40,000.00
The de Paul School $20,000.00
The Deaf Youth Sports Festival, Inc. $25,000.00
The Morton Center, Inc. $30,000.00
The REATH Center $3,500.00
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East $50,000.00

University of Louisville – APE Program $10,000.00
University of Louisville – Capital $238,000.00
University of Louisville – Neurology $160,000.00
University of Louisville – Ophthalmology $16,750.00
University of Louisville – Pediatric Endocrinology $16,197.37
University of Louisville – Scholarships $20,000.00
University of Louisville – School of Music $13,000.00
University of Louisville/Dept. of OB-GYN $80,000.00
University of Louisville/Weisskopf-Cytogenetics Lab $9,089.78
University of Louisville/Weisskopf-Learning Disorders $80,000.00
University of Louisville/Weisskopf-Nutrition Clinic $25,000.00
University of Louisville/Weisskopf-STAR Autism $115,000.00
University Medical Center $60,000.00
Upside Therapeutic Riding $13,000.00
Uspiritus, Inc. $79,000.00

Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Indiana $15,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Lexington $38,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Louisville $75,000.00
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc. $20,000.00
VSA Kentucky $11,000.00

Washington County Schools $12,000.00
West Clark Community Schools $18,500.00
West Point Independent Board of Education $19,000.00
Western Kentucky University Research Foundation/Kelly Autism Program $17,000.00
Western Kentucky University Research Foundation/Scholarships $20,000.00
Western Kentucky University/Vickie & Dan Renshaw Early Childhood Ctr. $31,000.00
Wilderness Child Development Center $8,483.00
Wings on a Prayer, Inc. $4,000.00
Woodford County Public Schools $6,458.68
Working the Puzzle for Autism $5,000.00

YMCA of Greater Louisville $15,000.00
YMCA Safe Place Services $15,000.00
Youth, Ethics & Skills Center $5,000.00
YouthBuild Louisville $2,250.00

Total: $5,465,933.47

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