Baby Calendars available at Kroger

Purchase a 2013-2014 calendar for $10 at Kroger

In seven years a special group of children and families has raised more than $140,000 for the WHAS Crusade for Children. How you ask?

For the seventh time, the presses at Publishers Press in Shepherdsville are rolling out the latest edition of the Crusade Baby Calendar.

Tim Nalley, Production Supervisor at Publishers said, “Once the files have been ok’d through our customers, the files are uploaded to our CCP area which is our computer to printing area, the files are sent down to the actual press console.”

As with everything involving the Crusade, the Crusade Baby Calendar is a team effort. Scott Stortz of Titan Design Solutions creates the files used to print the calendar in Publishers commerical division.

Dee Petzold of Publishers Press said, “It’s a pleasure for Publishers. We really enjoy being able to contribute to this charity and it’s very worthwhile.”

In the first seven years the Crusade Baby Calendar has featured more than 160 children and raised more than $140,000.

Dawn Lee, CEO of the WHAS Crusade for Children said, “Realistically what that means to the Crusade is that a child like Christian Pendrones gets the help he needs to overcome his premature birth. And the children over at the Shawnee Boys and Girls Club get a place to go for tutoring after school. These are two examples of how the generosity of the this community helps to fulfill the Crusade’s mission to help children with special needs.”

The Crusade Baby Calendar is available for $10 at area Kroger stores and at the Crusade office (520 W. Chestnut Street).

Get your baby in the 8th annual Crusade Baby Calendar!

The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar that will begin with October, 2014. It’s the 8th annual Crusade Baby Calendar. The contest is open to babies who are not older than 3-years-old by June 1, 2014.

How it works

As baby photos are submitted, they will be seen here on People then vote for their favorite baby by sending in donations to the Crusade. The baby with the most donations (votes) will appear on the calendar cover. The baby with the second most donations will appear on his or her favorite month. Third place will choose his or her month and so on til all months are filled. You must read the official rules below.


The Crusade will have professional photos taken of the top 16 babies and those are the photos that will appear in the calendar. All babies will be included in the calendar. Those who don’t make the top 16 will get day and date spots chosen in finishing order. Vote getter number 17 will get first choice of day and date, then number 18, etc.

Get started here

All entrants must fill out the Baby Calendar Release Form and Baby Calendar Entry Form.

Follow these simple steps:
1. Read the complete rules below
2. Click on the graphics below to download the forms
3. Print the forms
4. Fill out and sign the forms with a pen
5. Mail the completed forms, $25 entry fee and baby picture
6. Mail to the address below

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Send in your baby’s photo

Those interested, must send in one (1) baby photo or CD containing one (1) baby photo. The photo will not be returned.

Mail your photo, Baby Calendar Release Form and Baby Calendar Entry Form and $25 entry fee to:

WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202


Photos and entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 18, 2014.


Call (502) 582-7706

Read these complete rules

1. The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar starting October, 2014.
2. The contest is open to babies who are not older than 3 years by June 1, 2014.
3. One baby photo or CD containing baby photo with baby’s name on it must be submitted and will not be returned.
4. Parent(s) must sign a release form when photo is submitted allowing use of baby’s image.
5. Photos must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 18, 2014.
6. All baby photos will be posted on
7. The Crusade will photograph the top 16 babies for calendar publication.
8. Winners will be determined by the largest monetary donation (voting by contribution).
9. All donations must be received by 4:00pm EDT May 29, 2014.
10. The winner will be featured on the calendar cover.
11. The second place winner gets first choice of a specific month.
12. The third place winner gets second choice of a specific month.
13. The fourth through 16th winners will get choice of the remaining months.
14. The winners finishing 17th and beyond will get choice of specific days in the year.
15. The top 16 finalists will receive one free 8″x10″ photo.

About the WHAS Crusade for Children

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. In its first 60 years, the Crusade has raised more than $154 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 money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Millions of 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.

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