The WHAS Crusade for Children is a community supported charitable organization whose mission is to grant donated funds to help children overcome physical, mental, emotional and medical challenges.
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. Over the past 53 years, the Crusade has raised more than $118 million.
Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the Crusade’s donations each year by staging road blocks and other events.
Approximately 3 million children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. The Crusade is the most successful and oldest local telethon in America.
1. Mera Kathryn Corlett