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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There are many ways to make a year-end donation

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.


Watch the Crusade’s year-end special


The WHAS Crusade for Children’s annual year-end special, “Building the Future”, is on YouTube right now (see embedded video above). It’s hosted by 840 WHAS radio’s Terry Meiners and Kristin Goodwillie of WHAS11 News.

It’s a special about the Crusade Endowment. You’ll hear from the son of a broadcast legend, a young Kentucky transplant now living in California, and from investment experts who all agree: it is a great time of year to help ensure that the WHAS Crusade for Children thrives in the midst of a pandemic. You’ll learn about the many ways to give and how you can make a difference in the life of a child.

The endowment is critical every year, but even more so during this pandemic.

The 30-minute program will air on WHAS11:
Sunday, January 3 at 5:30am

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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