Our History

The Love Fund for Children began in 1982 with a $1,200 collection taken by WDAF-TV employees in support of a “Thursday’s Child” weekly news feature highlighting a child in need.  This was a time when federal and state budgets for children’s services were being cut and the employees and viewers wished to help fill the financial gap.

In the 30 years since, the Love Fund for Children has become a reliable resource “standing in the gap” for thousands of children in need.  The Love Fund provides anything and everything that will soothe, enhance and improve the life of a child.