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The 67th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
NEW DATES! August 8-9, 2020

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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


Million dollars raised


of children helped


Counties in Indiana and Kentucky


Years Running

Latest News

New feature makes it easier than ever to help the Crusade!

There’s a new and exciting way to donate to the WHAS Crusade for Children: TEXT TO DONATE!
It’s safe and secure. All you need is your cell phone.

Here’s all you do:

1) Text crusade to 50155 (It’s not case sensitive – you can type crusade or CRUSADE.)

2) You’ll get a text in reply.

3) Complete the donation form on your phone.

4) You’ll then receive a confirming text.

5) You also receive an email.

Thanks for your continued support of the WHAS Crusade for Children.

And of course, you can always make a donation securely online, just click here.

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

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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 66 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $190 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