Crusade for Children

by PJ Mullen on August 12, 2010

in August 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

Our next nominee for the August edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign is the Crusade for Children. They were established in 1954 by WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky to help raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children.

Through its nearly 60 year history the Crusade for Children has raised more than $138 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Local fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events

The money that the Crusade for Children raises is distributed by an independent board of interdenominational ministers known as the Crusade Advisory Panel. Representatives from the beneficiary agencies, schools and hospitals apply for grants and appear before the panel during grant hearings held each spring.

Every year on the first full weekend in June WHAS Radio (AM 840) and WHAS-TV (Channel 11.1) and worldwide on holds an annual Crusade radio/telethon. Portions of this broadcast are also seen and heard on a Kentucky statewide network.

Through their efforts millions of children have been helped through the various agencies, schools and hospitals that benefit from their philanthropy.

Thank you to Patricia Skinner for nominating the Crusade for Children for the August edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this great cause visit their website.

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  • Jaquerichards

    Crusade for Children definitely has my vote! :-)

  • Jaquerichards

    Crusade for Children has my vote! Great cause. :-)

  • Cheflour

    I just voted for them

  • Jaquerichards

    I vote for Crusade for Children!

  • Jaquerichards

    I vote for Crusade for Children…is this how I vote?

  • Sweatshirt Blanket Blog

    No, you need to use the poll on the top right of any page. Select the organization you wish to vote for and then click “vote”. You can vote once per day.

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