Thanksgiving Day at 4:00pm on WHAS11, watch a 2 hour WHAS Crusade for Children special program showing your generosity at work helping children with special needs.
Plus you’ll see great performances from past Crusades.
Join Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt for this heartwarming holiday special and see how you are making a difference.
IT’S THE ANNUAL WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN YARD SALE presented by Tri City Van & Storage and The Kentuckiana Corvette Club to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Friday, October 12th – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 13th – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Tri City Van & Storage
632 Industry Road
Louisville, KY 40208
Something for everyone!
Lip Sync Challenge video debuts!
“Don’t Stop Believin'” in the WHAS Crusade for Children! #GiveForGoodLou is on September 13, 2018. With your support it’s going to be “A Beautiful Day.” Don’t believe us? Just watch!
The WHAS Crusade for Children will help make history on September 13th by participating in the 5th annual Give for Good Louisville, a 24-hour day of online giving for local nonprofit organizations. We invite you to take part by rallying around the Crusade and to help connect us to the larger community.
Please join our campaign and help us raise thousands of dollars to make life better for local children with special needs. Donate, spread the word, be our social media champions – there are so many ways on this day to promote the impactful work the Crusade has been doing for 65 years!
How can you help?
• Click here for the Crusade section of Give for Good Louisville. Visit any time between midnight-to-midnight on September 13 to make a donation to the Crusade. Remember, 100% of your gift will go directly to the thousands of children who benefit from our funding.
• Become a “Crusader for Children” – and start your own personal fundraising page for Give For Good Louisville. Contact email@example.com for help in setting it up.
• Simply tell your friends and family about Give for Good Louisville – in person, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere!
Thank you to your generosity to the WHAS Crusade for Children on September 13th. Now, let’s go make history!
The WHAS Crusade for Children announces its grants for 2018 – 2019. 229 grants have been awarded totaling $5,675,000. That matches the tote board at the conclusion of the 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children which took place on June 2 – 3, 2018.
Grant funds become available as the Crusade for Children begins a new fiscal year on September 1, 2018.
Click here to learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children grant process.
Click here to see a recap of the 2018 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.
>> SEE HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS FROM CRUSADE WEEKEND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, CLICK HERE.
2018-2019 GRANTS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A Chance to Dance $1,500.00
Adair County Board of Education $29,700.00
Allegro Dance Project $3,500.00
American Printing House for the Blind $9,000.00
American Red Cross Kentucky Region $22,000.00
Americana Community Center, Inc. $7,000.00
Anchorage Independent School District $20,000.00
Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. $10,000.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $48,000.00
Asbury University $23,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Greater Louisville, Inc. $96,173.00
Bardstown Independent Schools $29,000.00
Barren Co. Board of Education $2,400.00
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center $10,000.00
Bath Co. Board of Education $10,000.00
Bellarmine University – Physical Therapy $35,000.00
Bellarmine University – Scholarships $18,000.00
Best Buddies Kentucky $11,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana $5,000.00
Bingham Child Guidance Clinic $50,000.00
Bluegrass Center for Autism $25,000.00
Bluegrass Chapter of National AMBUCS $500.00
Boys & Girls Haven $92,500.00
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana $12,000.00
Breckinridge County Board of Education $30,000.00
Bullitt County Board of Education $54,000.00
Camp TESSA $7,000.00
Camp TESSA of Meade County $5,200.00
Campbellsville Board of Education $18,000.00
Canaan Community Academy $15,000.00
Carroll County Schools $7,000.00
CASA by the Lakes $4,000.00
CASA of Lexington $17,000.00
CASA of South Central Kentucky $6,000.00
CASA of the Bluegrass $4,100.00
CASA of the Heartland $11,250.00
CASA of the River Region $10,000.00
CASA Program for Bullitt County $15,000.00
Caverna Board of Education $8,000.00
Center for Courageous Kids $37,500.00
Center for Women & Infants at University of Louisville Hospital $38,171.78
Centerstone Kentucky $60,000.00
Central Kentucky Education Coop $36,015.00
Child Development Center of Bluegrass $3,000.00
Christian Academy School System $8,136.00
Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services $12,000.00
Cloverport Independent School District $38,000.00
Commonwealth Theatre Center $5,000.00
Communities in Schools of Clark County $8,000.00
Community Action of Southern Indiana $14,000.00
Critically Loved $3,000.00
Cumberland Co. Board of Education $4,995.20
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $5,000.00
Danville Independent Schools $7,000.00
Dorman Preschool $28,000.00
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky $3,000.00
Down Syndrome of Louisville $15,000.00
Dream Riders of Kentucky $5,000.00
Dreams with Wings $7,500.00
Dyslexia Association of Pennyrile $3,000.00
Easter Seals Cardinal Hill $2,100.00
Easter Seals West Kentucky $4,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – College of Education $12,597.78
Eastern Kentucky University – Develop. Dis. Clinic $5,600.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Scholarships $18,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Safety City $2,000.00
Elizabethtown Independent Schools $25,000.00
Elliott County Schools $9,000.00
Eminence Independent Schools $20,000.00
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries $4,000.00
Exceptional Equitation $2,500.00
Family & Children’s Place $29,280.00
Family Ark $25,000.00
Family Enrichment Center $9,000.00
Family Scholar House $15,000.00
Fayette Co. Public Schools $20,000.00
FEAT of Louisville $14,000.00
Flaget Memorial Hospital $40,000.00
Floyd Memorial Foundation $65,888.98
Franklin Co. Board of Education $17,000.00
Friends School $25,000.00
Fund for the Arts $5,000.00
Gateway Community Services Organization $8,500.00
Gilda’s Club Louisville $20,000.00
Graves County Board of Education $21,000.00
Grayson County Schools $20,000.00
Greater Clark County School $28,017.00
Greater Louisville Rowing $4,300.00
Green County Board of Education $14,200.00
Green Hill Therapy $20,000.00
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative $8,000.00
Hancock County Public Schools $4,000.00
Hardin County Board of Education $45,000.00
Hardin Memorial Health Foundation $75,000.00
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Coop $21,000.00
Harrison County Hospital $4,127.26
Hart Co. Schools $14,000.00
Henry Co. Schools $20,000.00
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy $30,000.00
Hindman Settlement School $13,400.00
Home of the Innocents $90,000.00
Hosparus Health $45,000.00
Indian Summer Camp $15,000.00
Indiana University $9,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Assistive Technology Program $50,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Autism Program $11,437.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Communication Disorders Program $16,290.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program $12,525.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Early Childhood $6,783.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Moderate to Severe Disabilities $29,316.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – OT/PT Program $46,260.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Visually Impaired Program $7,348.00
Jeffersonville Township Public Library Foundation $4,900.00
Jewish Community Center $5,000.00
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana $3,305.00
Kentuckiana Children’s Center $22,000.00
Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation $6,000.00
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, Inc. $16,000.00
Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies $21,500.00
KORE Academy $2,955.00
Kentucky Center for Special Children Services $66,000.00
Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation $30,000.00
Kentucky Educational Development Corp. $14,000.00
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency $4,000.00
LaRue County Public Schools $10,000.00
Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky $1,800.00
Learning for Life, Lincoln Chapter $18,000.00
Lexington Hearing & Speech $10,000.00
Life Adventure Center of Bluegrass $8,000.00
LifeSpring Health Systems $2,500.00
Lighthouse Promise, Inc. $3,500.00
Lincoln County School District $14,000.00
Lovesome Stables $5,500.00
Madison Area Educational Special Services Unit $16,000.00
Madison Consolidated Schools $20,000.00
Marion County Board of Education $20,000.00
McLean County Public Schools $25,000.00
Meade County Board of Education $19,000.00
Meredith-Dunn School $15,953.00
Miracle League of Louisville, Inc. $50,000.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center $15,000.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association $12,000.00
Nelson County Schools $24,000.00
Newport Independent Schools $6,000.00
Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center $12,500.00
Northern Kentucky Coop for Educational Serv. $3,500.00
Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation $650,000.00
Oldham Co. Board of Education $50,000.00
Orange Co. Rehab and Develop. Services $22,000.00
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital $25,000.00
Our Lady of Providence Jr.-Sr. High School $14,000.00
Owen County School District $5,032.00
Owensboro Dance Theatre $13,000.00
Owensboro Health Foundation, Inc. $18,000.00
Paoli School Corp. $14,000.00
Paws with Purpose, Inc. $20,000.00
Personal Counseling Service $30,000.00
Pitt Academy $10,356.00
Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries $11,500.00
Puzzle Pieces $18,000.00
Rauch, Inc. $15,000.00
Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center, Inc. $30,000.00
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana $50,000.00
SAFY of Kentucky $2,590.00
Saint Joseph London Foundation $63,000.00
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation $10,000.00
Shelby Co. Public Schools $62,400.00
South Central Area Special Ed. Coop $22,500.00
South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block $4,000.00
Southern Hills Counseling Center $13,500.00
Special Olympics Kentucky $16,900.00
Spencer Co. Schools $34,000.00
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky $20,000.00
Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool $3,021.00
St. Francis School $7,500.00
St. Joseph Children’s Home $25,500.00
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville $14,000.00
StageOne Family Theatre $7,200.00
Summit Academy of Greater Louisville $8,000.00
Sunrise Children’s Services $17,000.00
Taylor Co. Board of Education $48,012.00
Telford YMCA $10,000.00
The Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green, Kentucky $8,000.00
The de Paul School $25,000.00
The Deaf Youth Sports Festival $15,000.00
The Morton Center, Inc. $25,000.00
The REATH Center $5,000.00
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East $31,000.00
Trimble Co. Schools $7,500.00
University of Louisville – Capital $274,000.00
University of Louisville – Division of Child Neurology $75,000.00
University of Louisville – Endocrinology $15,000.00
University of Louisville – Hematology/Oncology $19,000.00
University of Louisville – Infectious Disease $9,780.00
University of Louisville – NeuroRecovery $30,000.00
University of Louisville – Obstetrics/Gynecology $53,000.00
University of Louisville – Pediatric Emergency Medicine $160,000.00
University of Louisville – Stonestreet Clinic $8,000.00
University of Louisville – Weisskopf/Learning Disorders $71,000.00
University of Louisville – Weisskopf/Nutrition Clinic $50,000.00
University of Louisville – Weisskopf/STAR Program $91,000.00
University of Louisville – Scholarships $15,000.00
Upside Therapeutic Riding, Inc. $17,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Indianapolis $35,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Lexington $40,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Louisville $85,746.00
Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc. – Clinic capital $70,000.00
Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc.-Louisville Family Housing $15,000.00
VSA Kentucky $10,000.00
Washington Co. Schools $11,000.00
Wendell Foster $12,594.00
West Clark Schools $16,000.00
West Point Board of Education $20,000.00
Whitley Co. Board of Education $2,995.00
Western Kentucky University – Early Childhood Center $35,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Kelly Autism $21,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Scholarships $25,000.00
Woodford Co. Schools $3,100.00
Working the Puzzle for Autism $6,000.00
YMCA County YMCA Branch $7,000.00
YMCA of Greater Louisville $15,000.00
YMCA of Greater Louisville/School Age Childcare-IN $5,000.00
YMCA Safe Place $15,000.00
Youth, Ethics & Skills Center, Inc. $5,000.00
Youth, Ethics & Skills Center, Inc. – Capital $4,250.00
YouthBuild Louisville $2,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT $5,675,000.00
The list grows and grows
Here is a growing list of fire departments, groups and organizations as they appeared on the 65th WHAS Crusade for Children.
Keep coming back, this will be updated throughout the weekend!
LG&E KU PPL Companies $229,240
Norton Healthcare $133,305.78
Hazelwood Center (Paul Hall) $788
Jefferson County Public Schools $108,202.53
Okolona Fire Dept $2500 Milwaukee Power Tool Raffle winner – Donna S. Baird
WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment $300,000
Anchorage Public Schools Car Pool Line collection $526.27
Probilt Automotive $500
Sparkles & Spurs $1,794.25
Lemonade Stand (Emma & Noah Taylor) $125.05
Lemonade Stand (Bardstown Primary School – Beth and Emme Payne) $800
Lemonade Stand (Addie Miller) $372.97
Greater Louisville Rowing Club – Adaptive Rowing $1,250
Republic Bank $10,000
Lemonade Stand (Christopher Early) $809.87
VIPS (Visually Impaired Preschool Services) $1,150
Lemonade Stand (Mark and Family) $654.79
Baptist Health Unified Campaign $34,159
Lemonade Stand (Najaie & Selea) $447
Chillers & Zesto Ice Cream Crusade Cookie Vortez promotion $2,547
Lemonade Stand (Nia’s Lemonade Café) $440
Lemonade Stand (Dylan Payne & Adam Harris) $323.44
Lemonade Stand (Viviana & Evangeline) $176.75
Lemonade Stand (Home of the Innocence) $531
Lemonade Stand (Sam, Max, & Zach) $575.01
Lemonade Stand (Eliza, Marley, & Jett Smith) $361.30
Lemonade Stand (Addyson Clarkson) $348.00
Cross Country Distributing $81,198.00
Kelly Knoop and family $7,078.02
Miracle Dancers $8,600.00
Milltown VFD $11,097.22
McAlister’s Deli $110,036.14
Kosair Charities $100,000
Baby Calendar Winner: Grayson Shumate $5,113.00
Ted Throckmorton Memorial Golf Tournament $17,865.00
Superior Van & Mobility $6,500.00
St. Marks United Church of Christ $832.20
Amvets Post 61 $3,000.00
The Buddy Award Recipient – 2018 Leadership Louisville Ignite Team
Bill Newkirk $2,115.15
St. Matthews Fire Dept. $52,812.82
South Oldham Fire & Rescue $51,023.19
Anchorage / Middletown Fire Protection $28,840.52
Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital & Frazier Rehab Institute $2,412.86
Kentuckiana Corvette Club & Moose Lodge 5 $12,572.22
Pacers & Racers Barnyard Dash $8,000.00
Greater Clark Schools $29,953.00
Girl Scout Troop 1601 & 928 $100.00
Louisville Low Riders $1,397.00
New Washington VFD $23,902.00
St. Athanasius Beta Club $1,160.68
Louisville Street Rods $5,361.00
Jackie & Sarah $1,000.00
Ekron Volunteer Fire Department $8,310.00
Campbellsburg Fire Dept $15,235.30
Greenville Township Vol Fire Dept $16,082.39
Palmyra Fire Department $9,855.39
Myman – Holy Cross Student Senior Project $1,940.70
Nichols Fire Protection District $12,440.08
Pierce Polk Township VFD $7,287.28
Lorne Ballard $19,402.00
Clarksville Fire Department $30,254.78
Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire & Rescue $15,626.62
Texas Roadhouse $1,000.00
Heth Township VFD $7,604.64
Utica Township VFD $10,468.10
Shively Fire Department $18,935.55
Lyndon Fire & Rescue $35,295.25
Georgetown Township VFD $30,464.00
Highview Fire Department $86,612.31
The Temple $3,928.88
Louisville Fire Dept $21,956.60
Jeffersontown Fire Protection District $20,409.37
Pewee Valley Fire Protection District $21,317.00
Jeffersonville Fire Dept $28,600.49
Muldraugh Fire Department $6,275.38
Meade County Fire District $8,980.00
New Albany Fire Department & Harvest Homecoming $33,626.61
Monroe Township VFD $41,614.82
Kevin Adams (with Buechel Fire Protection District) $11,263.82
Buechel Fire Protection District $33,524.24
Worthington Fire Department $10,857.00
Ballardsville Fire and Rescue $13,779.74
Payneville Fire Department $17,200.27
Lake Dreamland, Camp Taylor Fire, and Okolona VFD $135,969.51
Leavenworth Crusaders $4,332.00
New Chapel VFD $6,103.37
LaGrange Fire & Rescue $32,031.12
Knifley Fire Dept. $826.30
Summersville Fire Dept. $6,200.93
Green County Fire & Rescue $15,175.44
Breeding Fire Dept. $2,400
Elizabethtown Fire Department $23,443.08
West 84 VFD $5,000.00
Stephensburg VFD $4,467.15
White Mills VFD $3,718.00
KY 86 Fire & Rescue $13,861.71
Central Hardin Fire Department $1,573.00
Rineyville Fire Department $16,360.00
Radcliff Fire and Rescue $21,783.04
Sonora Fire & Rescue $10,300.03
Glendale Fire Department $6,782.35
Vine Grove Fire Department $13,773.10
Upton Volunteer Fire & Rescue $1,123.00
Valley Creek Fire Dept $15,000.00
East Grayson County VFD $9,723.75
Clarkson Fire Department $4,626.68
Cloverport Fire Department $1,698.14
McDaniels Fire and Rescue Dept $6,418.81
Anneta Volunteer Fire Department $4,049.00
Harned Fire and Rescue $29,513.13
Irvington Volunteer Fire Department $4,638.09
Webster Area VFD $3,371.84
Hardinsburg City Fire Dept $23,408.86
Wax VFD $2,121.41
Leitchfield Fire Department $14,217.49
Bonnieville Volunteer Fire Dept Quilt Raffle Winner – Kathy Piper
Bonnieville Volunteer Fire Dept $11,866.70
Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department $24,668.07
Zoneton Fire Protection District $88,616.97
New Middletown VFD $8,723.20
Saint James Church $961.00
Columbia – Adair County Fire Department $56,470.39
Eastwood Fire Protection District $18,167.80
Westpoint Fire Dept./Ambulance $3,030.64
Shepherdsville Fire Department $22,622.48
Charlestown VFD $62,000
Ramsey Volunteer Fire & EMS $13,321.73
Sellerburg Fire Department $17,500.00
Mt. Washington Fire Department $23,425.00
Westport VFD $3,470.05
Harrods Creek FD $8,780.85
Boone Township VFD $5,936.98
Flaherty VFD $18,718.45
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $189,307.09
Lanesville VFD $17,583.49
Archdiocese of Louisville $308,000.00
Bob Pilkington’s Family $1,290.00
Woodford County FD $6,272.00
Lake Jericho Fire & Rescure $1,575.95
Pleasureville VFD $19,525.18
New Castle Volunteer Fire & Rescue $11,830.82
Bedford Volunteer Fire & Rescue $8,878.17
Eminence Fire & Rescue $13,430.43
East 60 VFD $12,768.35
Taylorsville/Spencer County VFD $26,600.00
Waddy VFD $14,911.24
Bagdad FD $12,099.61
Shelbyville FD $21,400.00
Simpsonville VFD $15,788.35
Mt. Eden VFD $13,182.00
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $83,980.70
The 65th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children will kick off with a Variety Show headlined by The Misty Mountain String Band. They will be joined by many other great performers including AMERICAN IDOL contestant Emmy Bodner with Southern Sirens, plus 1200 and The Free Soul Effect. Many other Crusade favorites will be performing like Patrick Henry Hughes, Melissa Combs, Todd Hildreth and the Crusade Quintet, magician David Garrard, the Diane Moore Dancers, the Miracle Dancers and more!
Show time is 7:00PM (EDT) at the The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Bomhard Theater in Louisville, KY.
Admission is FREE! Seating is first come, first served.
WHAS11’s Rachel Platt and 840WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners will emcee the Crusade Variety Show.
The WHAS Crusade for Children telethon begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 2 with fire departments, civic groups, organizations and companies reporting donations. The Crusade telethon concludes at 7:00pm on Sunday, June 3. As always, it’ll air in its entirety on WHAS11 TV, 840WHAS radio and WHAS11.com.
In its first 65 years, the WHAS Crusade has raised over $175 million for children with special needs. 100% of all donations are returned in the form of grants to agencies, hospitals and schools that make life better for children with special needs.
The WHAS Crusade for Children is America’s most successful local telethon!
Misty Mountain String Band kicks it off
Thrilled and excited to be a part of the 65th Crusade, the Misty Mountain String Band will kick it all off with a free concert at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater at 7:00pm (EDT) on Saturday, June 2.
Drawing influence from old-time music, Americana, bluegrass, and songs of labor and protest, Misty Mountain
String Band doesn’t stray far from their upbringings in Kentucky and Virginia. Formed as a pickup group for an old-time camp revival, MMSB has evolved into a professional band that’s as at home playing with the Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra as at bluegrass festivals with Americana favorites. The group connects with fans of folk music around the world, sharing unique string band music written for today but informed by tradition.
MMSB has universal appeal, combining high energy with charismatic storytelling and a warm, conversational
Fiddle / Neal Green
Bass / Derek Harris
Banjo and Mandolin / Paul Martin
Guitar / Frankie Leo
Watch the Misty Mountain String Band
Dear Crusade friend,
I have a great story to share with you as we express gratitude during this season of giving. To the surprise of the Gaither family, Zuri came early, weighing only 2 lbs. 1 oz. Thanks to expert medical care at Baptist Health and some critical pieces of equipment funded by the WHAS Crusade for Children, Zuri’s early birth turned from concern to joy. This would not be possible without the generosity of this community!
For decades, you have made it possible for the Crusade to help millions of children. In 2017, your generosity allowed the Crusade to award grants to nearly 200 agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. As you prepare for the holidays, please remember Zuri and other children with special needs and make a year-end contribution to the Crusade. There are many ways you can give. Our website, WHASCrusade.org, provides information on all these opportunities:
• Send your check or charge information in the enclosed envelope to the Crusade Office
• Become a Crusade Angel through monthly automatic deductions
• Purchase a Walk of Fame brick in honor of that hard-to-buy-for individual on your list
• Purchase a Walk of Fame brick to honor the memory of someone you lost this year
• Donate appreciated stock, life insurance policies or other non-cash property
• Consider including the Crusade in your will or through a bequest
The children served by the Crusade are truly an inspiration and heroes to all of us. It is heartwarming to see beautiful Zuri featured in our annual children’s calendar, doing so well today. Thank you for being a champion for these children. As you enter the holidays, may your life be full of gratitude.
Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to the 11th annual Crusade Children’s Calendar! The WHAS Crusade for Children is creating a 15-month calendar that will begin in October, 2018.
The contest is open to children who are not older than 5-years-old by June 1, 2018.
How it works
As child photos are submitted, they will be seen here on WHASCrusade.org. People then vote for their favorite child by sending in donations to the Crusade. The child with the most donations (votes) will appear on the calendar cover. The child with the second most donations will appear on his or her favorite month. Third place will choose his or her month and so on til all months are filled. Please read the official rules below.
The Crusade will have professional photos taken of the top 16 children and those are the photos that will appear in the calendar. All children will be included in the calendar. Those who don’t make the top 16 will get day and date spots chosen in finishing order. Vote getter number 17 will get first choice of day and date, then number 18, etc.
Get started here
All entrants must fill out the Calendar Entry Form.
Follow these simple steps:
1. Read the complete rules below
2. Click on the graphics below to download the forms
3. Fill out the ENTRY form
4. Email or mail the completed ENTRY form, $25 entry fee and baby picture
Send in your child’s photo and entry forms!
Those interested, must send in one (1) child photo or CD containing one (1) child photo. The photo will not be returned.
Email your photo, Calendar Entry Form plus the $25 entry fee to:
To e-mail Deandra, click here
Via Postal Service
Mail your photo, Calendar Entry Form and $25 entry fee to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Photos and entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 13, 2018.
Call (502) 582-7706
Read these complete rules
1. The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar starting October, 2018.
2. The contest is open to children who are not older than 5 years by June 1, 2018.
3. One child photo or CD with photo and child’s name must be submitted and will not be returned.
4. Parent(s) must check the box on the ENTRY FORM RELEASE AGREEMENT allowing use of child’s image.
5. Photos & entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 13, 2018.
6. All child photos will be posted on www.WHASCrusade.org
7. The Crusade will photograph the top 16 children for calendar publication.
8. Winners will be determined by the largest monetary donation (voting by contribution).
9. All donations must be received by 4:00pm EDT May 25, 2018.
10. The winner will be featured on the calendar cover.
11. The second place winner gets first choice of a specific month.
12. The third place winner gets second choice of a specific month.
13. The fourth through 16th winners will get choice of the remaining months.
14. The winners finishing 17th and beyond will get choice of specific days in the year.
15. The top 16 finalists will receive one free 8″x10″ photo.
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 64 years, the Crusade has raised more than $175 million.
Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade for Children 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.
The 9th annual WHAS Crusade for Children “Building the Future” mini-telethon will air Saturday, December 2nd 6:30 to 8:00pm on WHAS11.
The program is devoted to the WHAS Crusade Endowment. It will feature contributors from across Kentuckiana who are making a difference. The program will be hosted by WHAS11’s Rachel PLatt and 840 WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners.
More about the WHAS Crusade Endowment
In September, 2002, the WHAS Crusade for Children Board of Directors voted to create the new Crusade Endowment.
It guarantees that 100 percent 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.
– 100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs.
– The Crusade Endowment Campaign fully funds our future.
– Beyond your annual contribution, we need your Crusade Endowment donation now.
– Change a child’s life forever, support the WHAS Crusade Endowment.
Watch this video about Jane Charmoli. See why she made the decision to include the WHAS Crusade for Children in her estate plans.
Congratulations to Monroe Township Fire Department, Northeast Nelson County Fire Protection District, Highview Fire Protection District, Cub Run Fire Department and Cross County Distributing for the highest percentage increases in donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children from 2016 to 2017.
This year, thanks to firefighters, businesses and the good people of Kentucky and Indiana the WHAS Crusade for Children raised $5.5 million. Today, fire crews and one business are being recognized for showing the largest percentage increase in their totals for the 2017 Crusade. These awards are called the Walton Awards and the Phyllis Knight Award. Both are named for pioneering TV hosts and former Crusade directors, Jim Walton and Phyllis Knight.
The Jim Walton Awards
In the category from $1,000 and $9,999 in donations:
Cub Run Volunteer Fire Department
2016 total: $500.00
2017 total: $1,698.15
Increase of 240%
(Cub Run was unable to attend the ceremony.)
In the category from $10,000 and $49,999 in donations:
Northeast Nelson Fire Department
2016 total: $14,308.13
2017 total: $137,734.97
Increase of 863%
In the category from $50,000 and $99,999 in donations:
Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department
2016 total: 35,918.64
2017 total: $50,396.16
Increase of 40%
In the category from $100,000 in donations and above:
Highview Fire Proteciton District
2016 total: $106,733.33
2017 total: $261,755.13
Increase of 145%
(Okolona, Buechel & Camp Taylor gave Highview their collections in memory of firefighter Kevin Bayens.)
The Phyllis Knight Award
Each year in honor of former Crusade Executive Director Phyllis Knight, the Knight Award is given to the business or organization with the largest percentage increase in its donation.
This year that award goes to:
Cross Country Distributing
2016 total: $50,052.00
2017 total: $75,177.00
Increase of 50%
We want to point out that Steve Hancock and Cross Country Distributing have raised $948,000 dollars since 1990. That means if they raise $52,000 dollars in the coming year they’ll cross the million dollar mark in donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children.