WSAZ Children's Charities Day

UPDATE: Thank you, Through your contributions the first WSAZ Children's Charities Day raised more than $7,000 and there are still checks coming in. With so many worthy appeals this time of year your response is gratifying.

WSAZ Children's Charities is not a "holiday" only charity. Our work and the programs we fund are year round. If you would like to make a contribution to WSAZ Children's Charities follow the directions below. If you work for a non profit that works with and benefits children in our region and you would like to apply for a Children's Charities grant just mail it to WSAZ Children's Charities, PO Box 2115, Huntington, WV 25721.

First, how can you donate to WSAZ Children’s Charities? The quickest way is right here on line. Go to and click the donate button and make your secure donation with your credit or debit card. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.

You can also donate by sending a check payable to WSAZ Children's Charities and mail it to

WSAZ Children's Charities
P.O. Box 2115
Huntington, WV 25721

Or, you may drop your check off at the WSAZ Studios in Huntington or Charleston. We also invite you to share this link on your Facebook or tweet that you contributed and use the hash tag #WSAZCCDAY. Thank you for supporting WSAZ's work in our communities.

WSAZ NewsChannel 3 believes in providing monetary assistance where it is needed most and making a positive and meaningful impact on local organizations who work with children in our area. WSAZ Children’s Charities was created in 1997 to benefit at risk children. The charity offers assistance to many social and charitable organizations throughout our 33 county viewing area. Recipients range from academic and arts programs, to shelters for troubled teens and medical aid for children. WSAZ believes providing monetary assistance where it is needed most makes a positive and meaningful impact on local organizations who work with children in our communities.

Don Ray, General Manger of WSAZ said "Our viewers are incredibly generous. They have supported previous Children's Charities events such as Breakfast with Santa and have helped us raise thousands of dollars that are returned to these charities. WSAZ Children's Charities has given away over 200 cash gifts to deserving children's charities through this non profit foundation. We are not necessarily a Christmas gift provider, even though we do our giving at Christmastime."

For the 2011-2012 funding cycle, WSAZ Children’s Charities is contributing $22,000 to more than 40 different organizations that help and serve children. The list of 2011 recipient organizations is below.

Giving can begin now. Click to make a contribution using your credit or debit card.

Donations in the form of checks will be accepted anytime and can be dropped off at either WSAZ Studio in Charleston or Huntington. Donors can mail donations in the form of a check or money order made out to WSAZ Children's Charities to WSAZ Children's Charities, P.O. Box 2115 Huntington, WV 25721.

You can also text the word "give" to 75324. You will get a link back to the WSAZ Children’s Charities PayPal Donation page. Use your credit or debit card to make a donation to WSAZ Children’s Charities. Message and data rates may apply.

WSAZ accepts requests for funding grants at any time. To be considered for a WSAZ Children's Charity Grant please submit a letter of appeal that includes the CEO's contact phone number and email address along with your non profit status documentation. In your letter please clearly state how your proposal will benefit children. Most WSAZ Children's Charity Grants are in the $500 - $1,000 range.

Submit your request no later than November 9, 2012 to be considered for 2012-2013 funding. E-mail your letter and documentation to or send it to:

WSAZ Children's Charities
645 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

To read more about WSAZ Children's Charities CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR PRINT our brochure with the names of our 2010/2011 funded partners.

Thank you.

WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
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