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

Connect With #WHASCrusade

Get the latest news and happenings. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn. Learn more.

Tuesday, May 5 is “Giving Tuesday NOW.” And you can make a difference in a child’s life. Support the WHAS Crusade for Children. To make a secure online donation, click here or call (502) 582-7706.

With the 67th annual WHAS Crusade for Children Weekend postponed to August 8th & 9th, there are many NEW IDEAS to donate, collect and raise funds all while maintaining social distancing. Facebook Fundraiser Many fire departments and organizations have set one of these up and they are very successful. Here’s how to do it: 1.

Ken Middleton, General Manager of WHAS11 from 1997 to 2000, passed away on April 21, 2020. As GM, he also served as Chair of the WHAS Crusade for Children Board of Directors. May he rest in peace. More on his life and accomplishments are noted in his obituary as published in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Kenneth

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

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Community Partners

WHAS Crusade for Children

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