December 1, 2016
Dear Crusade friend,
During this holiday season we are reminded of reasons to give thanks and express gratitude. This year, YOU helped make sure the Perry family will have a joyous holiday with active twins, Olivia and Avery. The Perry family knew the twins would be born early and they were concerned. Those fears were soothed by the WHAS Crusade for Children’s newest partner, the Women’s Hospital at St. Joseph East, where your donations provided new beds and monitors to help the hospital provide the best care to the Commonwealth’s youngest and most vulnerable patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.
This is just one story of many that have happened this year as a result of your contributions. For decades, you have made it possible for the Crusade to help millions of children. In 2016, your generosity allowed the Crusade to award grants to nearly 200 agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. As you prepare for the holidays, please remember Olivia, Avery, and other children with special needs and make a year-end contribution to the Crusade. There are many ways you can give. Our website, www.whascrusade.org, provides additional information on all of these programs:
• Send a check to the Crusade
• Become a Crusade Angel through monthly automatic deductions
• Buy a Walk of Fame brick in honor of that hard-to-buy individual on your list
• Donate appreciated stock, life insurance policies or other non-cash property
• Include the Crusade in your will or through a bequest
The children helped by the Crusade are truly an inspiration and heroes to all of us. Thank you for being a champion for these children. As you enter into the holidays, may your life be full of gratitude.
President & CEO
More ways to give
The stock market is at an all time high! Use some of your stock to make an impact gift now. It’s easy! The Crusade can help you do it. Contact Dawn Lee at email@example.com or phone (502) 582-7706.
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Leave a legacy
Rita Mayer Cherry, a St. Matthews, Kentucky resident wished to help the children of our area. When she passed away in 2010, Ms. Cherry left the majority of her estate to the WHAS Crusade for Children: $873,756.10.
Ms. Cherry’s gift is the largest donation by an individual in the Crusade’s 60 year history.
The Crusade will be forever grateful to Ms. Cherry. Find out how you can leave a legacy, contact Dawn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (502) 582-7706.
To learn more, click here for a special section on the WHAS Crusade for Children Web site.
If you’re going to shop!
If you use Amazon.com for your holiday shopping, you can support the WHAS Crusade for Children. Click on the logo below and choose the Crusade from the list of charities. The Crusade gets a percentage of your purchase amount.
Holiday Movie & Football Listings
Each year, our Endowment Board member Clarence Glover puts together a listing of Holiday Movies and Football Games. Click the links below to search the listings and see when your holiday favorites will be on. Have an excellent 2016 holiday season!
***Holiday Movie Listing 2016 CLICK HERE***
***Holiday Football Listing 2016 CLICK HERE***
Re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card for the Crusade
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW! REMEMBER TO RE-ENROLL EVERY AUGUST!
It’s sweeping the nation! Teams, groups, all people are taking parting in the Mannequin Challenge online. You can find numerous entries on any social media platform. Thanks to Shay McAlister of WHAS11 News for taking video of the Crusade staff in “freeze mode.” The result is here: