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 70th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 3 - 4, 2023
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The WHAS Crusade for Children is always working to provide grant money to schools, hospitals, and agencies throughout Kentucky and Indiana. 100 percent of your donations go to providing a better life for special needs children. School systems remain one of the largest recipients of grant money to help with purchasing everything from assistive technologies to adaptive equipment. Here’s a look at your donations helping Isabelle Cannon attain her goal of graduating from Ballard High School this June.

The bike you see Isabelle riding in the story costs nearly five thousand dollars. This year the WHAS Crusade for Children awarded over 1.4 million dollars in grant money to K-12 school systems including Jefferson County Public Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s grant recipients you can go to WHASCrusade.org. While there you can also donate to the Crusade for Children. Just click on the “Ways to Give” tab at the top of the page to see all the different ways you can donate.

We crusade for them.

In its first 69 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $205 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