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KCRG-TV9 Show You Care

KCRG-TV9 is proud to continue the tradition of supporting and celebrating charitable organizations and events through our Show You Care program. KCRG-TV9 is committed to being a strong partner as we annually support nearly 100 community events throughout Eastern Iowa.

All of the support offered through the Show You Care program happens because of the time, dedication, and generosity our of sponsors. Without them, the program would not be possible. We recognize with sincere gratitude the support of Mercy Medical Center, Dave Wright Subaru, Eells and Tronvold Law Offices and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Upcoming Events

If your non-profit organization is interested in applying for Show You Care media sponsorship, apply by clicking on the blue bar below. If selected, your organization will receive free production of a :30 second commercial that would run on KCRG-TV9, KCRG 9.2 and KCRG 9.3 three weeks in advance of your event.

Coats For Kids

Thousands of individuals in Eastern Iowa are in need of a warm winter coat. To serve this need, KCRG-TV9 volunteers and our Show You Care sponsors work to collect and distribute new and gently used coats each fall. Coats in sizes infant through adult are donated at locations throughout Eastern Iowa, collected and cleaned by Citywide Cleaners in Cedar Rapids, and are then distributed to the children who need them by area family service organizations and volunteers. Through our 25 years of collecting and distributing Coats For Kids, many more kids will stay warm each winter as a result of the generosity of our communities.

Day Detail
Monday, August 18-Friday, August 22 Distribution of boxes
Tuesday, September 1-30 Coats for Kids collection dates
Thursday, September 4 Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Thursday night Game of the Week - CR Washington vs. CR Kennedy @ Kingston (7:15-halftime)
Friday, September 5 Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week - Washington, IA vs. Marion @ Marion (7:15pm-halftime)
Saturday, September 6 Drop off your coats and warm winter items to the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at KCRG-TV9 booth at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market. (8am-noon)
Friday, September 12 Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week-Solon @ Xavier. (7:15pm-halftime)
Friday, September 19 Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week - IC High vs. IC West @ IC West (7:15pm-halftime)
Friday, September 25 Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week - CR Kennedy vs. CR Jefferson @ Kingston (7:15pm-halftime)
Tuesday, September 30 Last day to donate coats to collection boxes and online.
Monday, October 13 Begin distribution of coats and warm winter items to area community groups. Please click on the distribution icon to find locations and times.
Friday, October 31 End of Coats for Kids drive. All coats distributed to area community groups.

Collection Points

County Organization Address City Zip
Alamakee Waukon Public Library 401 First Ave NW Waukon 52172
Benton Vinton Public Library 510 2nd Ave Vinton 52349
Black Hawk Cedar Falls Public Library 3701 Katz Dr Marion 52302
Black Hawk UICCU - Waterloo 930 Tower Park Dr Waterloo 50701
Black Hawk UICCU Cedar Falls 3409 Cedar Heights Dr Cedar Falls 50613
Black Hawk Waterloo Public Library 1095 6th Ave Marion 52302
Bremer Waverly Public Library 1500 W Bremer Ave Waverly 50677
Buchanan Independence Public Library 805 1st St E Independence 50644
Butler Clarksville Public Library 103 W Greene St Clarksville 50619
Cedar Tipton Public Library 206 Cedar St Tipton 52772
Clayton Elkader Public Library 130 N Main St Elkader 52043
Delaware Manchester Public Library 304 N Franklin St Manchester 52057
Dubuque KCRG-TV9 Dubuque Bureau 955 E Washington St, Ste 102 Dubuque 52001
Dubuque Kennedy Mall 555 John F Kennedy Rd Dubuque 52002
Fayette West Union Public Library 210 N Vine St West Union 52175
Grundy Grundy Center Public Library 708 7th St Grundy Center 50638
Iowa Marengo Public Library 235 E Hilton St Marengo 52301
Johnson Coral Ridge Mall 1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Coralville 52241
Johnson Iowa City Public Library 123 S Linn St Iowa City 52240
Johnson Iowa Gym Nest 2550 Holiday Rd Coralville 52241
Johnson Iowa Gym Nest 545 Olympic Court Iowa City 52240
Johnson KCRG-TV9 Iowa City Bureau 201 S Clinton St Iowa City 52240
Johnson MercyCare North Liberty 1765 Lininger Lane North Liberty 52317
Johnson UICCU Coralville 1151 2nd St Coralville 52241
Johnson UICCU Downtown Iowa City 500 Iowa Ave Iowa City 52240
Johnson UICCU East Iowa City 2525 Muscatine Ave Iowa City 52240
Johnson UICCU Finance Center 2355 Landon Rd North Liberty 52317
Johnson UICCU North Liberty 585 W Penn St North Liberty 52317
Johnson UICCU West Iowa City 825 Mormon Trek Blvd Iowa City 52246
Jones MercyCare Monticello 619 S Main Monticello 52310
Keokuk Sigourney Public Library 720 E Jackson Sigourney 52591
Linn Citywide Cleaners 838 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Citywide Cleaners 4620 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Citywide Cleaners 3102 Mt Vernon Rd SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn Citywide Cleaners 341 Edgewood Rd NW Cedar Rapids 52405
Linn Color Web Printers 4700 Bowling St SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Linn CR Public Library 450 5th Ave SE Cedar Rapids 52401
Linn Dave Wright Nissan Subaru 1900 51st St NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Eells & Tronvold LLC 1921 51st St NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Hiawatha Public Library 150 W Wilman St Hiawatha 52233
Linn Hoover Elementary School 4141 Johnson Ave NW Cedar Rapids 52405
Linn Kennedy High School 4545 Wenig Rd NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Marion Public Library 1095 6th Ave Marion 52302
Linn MercyCare 2nd Ave 1444 2nd Ave SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn MercyCare Alberts/Cahalan 600 7th St SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn MercyCare Blairs Ferry 1790 Blairs Ferry Rd Hiawatha 52233
Linn MercyCare Center Point 900 Bank Court Center Point 52213
Linn MercyCare East Post Rd 1100 Meadowview Dr Marion 52302
Linn MercyCare Internist Associates of IA 543 7th St SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn MercyCare Johnson Ave. 75 Short St NW Cedar Rapids 52405
Linn MercyCare Marion 3701 Katz Dr Marion 52302
Linn MercyCare Mount Vernon 310 Hwy 1 SE Mount Vernon 52314
Linn MercyCare North (Council St) 5264 Council St NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn MercyCare South/Edgewood 2815 Edgewood Rd SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Linn MercyCare Vernon Village 3933 Mt Vernon Rd SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn Mercy Medical Center 701 10th St Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn UICCU Cedar Rapids NE 716 A Ave NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn UICCU Cedar Rapids SW 2340 Edgewood Rd SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Linn UICCU Hiawatha 405 S Blairs Ferry Crossing Hiawatha 52233
Linn UICCU Marion 727 Oakbrook Dr Marion 52302
Linn Washington High School 2205 Forest Dr SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn Xavier High School 6300 42nd St NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Tama MercyCare Tama 402 Siegel St Tama 52339
Washington Washington Public Library 115 W Washington St Washington 52353

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A+ For Education

We are proud to recognize excellence in education.

If you know a teacher, coach, or coach who has gone the extra mile, show your appreciation by completing a nomination for KCRG-TV9's A+ For Education program.

Each month during the school year (September-May) one outstanding individual will be honored with a plaque and $250 for their dedication. Nominations are accepted August 15th through April 15th.

Please note that entries are only good for the month of submission. If not selected, reapply. There is no limit to the number of entries per year.

A+ FOR EDUCATION OFFICIAL RULES:

  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Nominations will be accepted only from September 1 through April 15.
  3. Entries will only be saved for the duration of one month. If not selected, applicants are encouraged to reapply each month.

Summer Writing Contest

Attention all kids between the ages of 7-12 in Eastern Iowa. Tell us what you want to be when you grow up and why, and you could win prizes!

Nine winners will be selected to receive a goody bag filled with over $150 in prizes and 4 tickets to Adventureland! (There will be three winners from each of the following age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) The Grand Prize winner from each age group will also receive a $150 UICCU Visa Gift Card; and the second place winner from each age group will receive a $50 UICCU Visa Gift Card.

Entry forms are available online by clicking on the "Contest Entry Form" icon below or by picking up a form from KCRG-TV9 Studios, or any of our Show You Care sponsor locations: Dave Wright Subaru, Eells and Tronvold Law Offices, Mercy Medical Center and Physicians Clinics and The University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Entries are accepted from June 1 - July 31.

Previous Winners

SUMMER WRITING CONTEST WINNERS:

7-8 Years 1st - Henry Lu - Age 8 - Iowa City, 2nd - Nicholas Hansen - Age 7 - Coggon, 3rd - Erin Ambrosey - Age 8 - Cedar Rapids
9-10 Years 1st - Lola White - Age 9 - Cedar Rapids, 2nd - Hannah Neudigate - Age 9 - Cedar Rapids, 3rd - Janea Johnson - Age 10 - Waterloo
11-12 Years 1st - Riley Whitney - Age 12 - Marquette, 2nd - Alana Higgins - Age 11 - Mount Auburn, 3rd - Reece Yang - Age 12 - Iowa City

SUMMER WRITING CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES:

Applicants must be legal US residents between the ages of 7 - 12.

Applicants must reside in the Eastern Iowa television viewing area as defined by the Nielsen Company which includes the following Iowa counties: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Tama, Washington, and Winneshiek.

Only one entry per child. Previous winners are not eligible to enter or to win this contest.

Essays must contain more than 50 words and less than 500 words to be considered. Topic of the essay is "What I Want To Be When I Grow Up and Why?"

All entries must be submitted by the end of the Contest Period (i.e., 5 p.m. on July 31, 2015). All entries submitted by mail must be postmarked or delivered by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2015.

9 Who Care

Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care Sponsors honor outstanding volunteers throughout Eastern Iowa.

Nominations are accepted during the month of November. Nine finalists are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The 9 Who Care award recipients are featured during a newscast and honored at a ceremony in February. During the ceremony, the award recipients are each presented with a $500 donation to give to their charity of choice.

Of these nine winners, one finalist will travel to Washington, D.C. to represent Eastern Iowa in a national competition for a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award.