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.


of donations go to children


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Counties in Indiana and Kentucky


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Longtime Crusader Ronnie Bobblett dies

Ronnie Bobblett hosts fire departments in Bardstown during the 67th annual WHAS Crusade for Children on August 9, 2020 Ronnie Bobblett with grandson Hunter and son Kevin in 2019 during the 66th annual Crusade Ronnie (center) flanked by TV hosts Craig Hoffman and Bobby Jack Murphy during the 2010 WHAS Crusade for Children From the

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.

From the Courier-Journal, December 11th: Louisville – Leonard E. Heydt, 75 of Louisville passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was a Western Kentucky University graduate. Leonard dedicated forty years of his life as a firefighter. He started his career as a volunteer firefighter and was later an Assistant Chief. He was appointed Fire

We crusade for them

In its first 68 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $200 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.

Countdown to the 69th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 4 - 5, 2022

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WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax