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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.

Jul 31, 2015 | 1:45 PM

Sunday, August 23: Hearth Fest for Food Bank

This music and arts festival to be held on Sunday August 23rd 2-8 pm, benefits the Northeast Iowa Foo... »
Jul 31, 2015 | 1:19 PM

Saturday, August 22: Willis Dady 5k for Shelter

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter host the 4th Annual Run/Walk for Shelter 5k - A 5k run/walk around the Cedar Lake Loop to raise funds for Willis Dady Em... »
Jul 31, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Saturday. August 22: MYEP (Mayor's Youth Empowerment Program) 11th Annual Fun Fest

MYEP is an Iowa City based non-profit organization providing Residential and Day Program services to people with disabilities. Our 11th Annual Fun Fes... »
Jul 31, 2015 | 1:08 PM

Saturday, August 22: Pathways Men Who Cook

The Men Who Cook event features over 20 local area men creating dishes ranging from appetizers and main courses to desserts for guests to enjoy. Ticke... »
Jul 31, 2015 | 12:47 PM

Friday, August 21: Ladies Night Out

Ladies' Night Out is an event for women of all ages. The event includes food and beverage sampling; local vendors, including spas, hairstylists and je... »
Jul 23, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Saturday, August 15: Salvation Army Flood the Run

The Salvation Army & Matthew 25 will put on their 2nd Annual Flood the Run event on Saturday, August 15th. This is a family-friendly run with a water ... »
Jul 17, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Saturday & Sunday, August 1-2: Boys & Girls Clubs of CR 'Fish O Rama' Weekend

The 13th Annual Fish-O-Rama is a family fishing tournament put on by Boys & Girls Clubs of CR as a fundraising event. This events takes place the week... »

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 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.

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.
May 7, 2015 | 12:11 PM

May 2015 Winner: Steve Meeker

Steve Meeker of Linn-Mar High School receives an A+ for Education! Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ f... »
Apr 8, 2015 | 6:15 PM

April 2015 Winner: Barbara Haack

Barbara Haack of Robert Lucas Elementary School in Iowa City, receives an A+ for Education! Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ for Education: Mrs. Barb... »
Mar 10, 2015 | 10:02 PM

March 2015 Winner: Greg Semler

Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ for Education:  Greg Semler, Principal at Marion High School deserves the A+ for Education because of the type of cul... »
Feb 6, 2015 | 4:32 PM

February 2015 Winner: Colin O'Brien

Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ for Education:  Mr. O'Brien is an incredible Spanish teacher. Every day it is obvious how passionate he is about his ... »
Jan 30, 2015 | 2:46 PM

January 2015 Winner - Traci Zahradnek

Tell us why your nominee deserves an A+ for Education: Mrs. Zahradnek, from Mid-Prairie Middle School in Kalona, IA, is a "jack-of-all-trades" at Mid... »
Dec 15, 2014 | 12:59 PM

December 2014 Winner - Chris Cahalan

Chris deserves this honor more than any educator I've come across. She has been teaching for 23+ years and every day she greets the kids with a smile ... »
Nov 6, 2014 | 4:09 PM

November 2014 Winner: Kristin Greathouse

Tell us Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ for Education: The wonderful Mrs. Kristin Greathouse! Anyone can attempt to be a teacher, but what makes Kr... »
Oct 7, 2014 | 1:24 PM

October 2014 Winner - Linda Fergesen

Tell us why your nominee deserves an A+ for Education: Mrs. Fergesen was born to be a teacher.  She has been teaching for over 37 years and has taugh... »
Sep 16, 2014 | 11:10 AM

September 2014 Winner - Theresa Matheny

Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ for Education: Theresa Matheny is one of the best teachers I have ever met.  I would love for her to win this award a... »

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.

Mar 5, 2015 | 11:05 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: James Payton

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  James Payton is a father, a husband, a Veteran of the United States Army, and a ... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:49 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Sonia Kendrick

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Sonia Kendrick is more than a farmer, she is a mother, who spent time in the Army National Guard, and studied Sustainable Food Sy... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:42 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Grace Gilbaugh

Van Horne, Iowa.  Grace is a 9 year old who was born with a rare genetic disability, STAR Syndrome.  She is the youngest recipient to ever receive 9 W... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:39 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Jacklyn Gautsch

North Liberty, Iowa.  KCRG-TV9's Jill Kasparie visits with Miracles in Motion volunteer to learn more about her love for horses and always being ready... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:34 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Andy Craig

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. KCRG-TV9's Nicole Agee visits with Andy Craig.  After a life changing event in 2011, Andy lost all working memory after regaining ... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:33 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Joan Cook

Iowa City, Iowa.  KCRG-TV9's Mark Carlson meets with Joan Cook to learn more about her endless volunteering activities.  Joan is a wife, and mother of... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:29 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: William Bails

Stanwood, Iowa.  William Bails is  husband and father of 2, grandfather of 7!  He is a retired coach and he is always doing something for others.  He ... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 10:01 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Kathi Bean

Ainsworth, Iowa. Kathi Bean, a wife, a mother, a member of the Ainsworth Community Church and YMCA swim group, SACHA Club member,  helps with blood dr... »
Mar 5, 2015 | 9:41 PM
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2014 9 Who Care Winner: Margo Ahrendsen

Oxford Junction, Iowa - We have outstanding volunteers all over eastern Iowa.Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care sponsors honor the work of nine... »

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 Location Address City Zip Collection Dates/Info Phone
Allamakee Allamakee County Relief Services 12 First Ave NW Waukon 52172 Oct 20-Oct 31: 9am-3pm 563-568-3591
Benton Wesley United Methodist Church 516 2nd Ave Vinton 52349 319-472-2581
Black Hawk The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Salvation Army 89 Franklin St Waterloo 50703 Oct 21-23: 9am-12pm 1-3pm 319-235-9358
Buchanan Operation Threshold Buchanan 1701 1st St E Independence 50644 Oct 21-24th: 8am-5:30 M-TH 8-12 Fr 319-334-6081
Bremer Northeast Iowa Community Action 117 W Bremer Ave Waverly Oct 13-Gone; M 7am-12pm & 1-3pm W & F 7am-12pm (Other times by appt - please call) 319-352-4532
Butler Butler Co Outreach Office 219 N Mather Clarksville 50619 Mon-Thu-Fri: 8am-4:30pm - Call Ahead 319-278-4606
Cedar Tipton Community Action of Easter Iowa 101 Lynn St Tipton 52772 Oct 13-Gone; 8am-12pm & 1-4:30pm 563-886-3191
Chickasaw Mercy Medical Center 308 N Maple Ave New Hampton 50659 During Hours 641-394-4121
Clayton Shepherd of the Hills 100 W Hill St Saint Olaf 52072 Oct 13-gone: Mon-Fri 9-12 & 1/4 563-783-2409
Delaware Operation: New View Community Action 721 S 5th St Manchester 52057 Call for Hours: 563-927-4629
Dubuque Operation: New View Community Action 1473 Central Ave. Dubuque 52001 Oct 29: 9am-1pm 2:30-7pm; Oct 30: 9am-1pm 563-556-5130
Fayette Northeast Iowa Community Action 114 N Vine St West Union 563-422-3354
Iowa Marengo Library 235 E Hilton St Marengo 52301 Oct 13-Gone: During Hours 319-741-3825
Johnson Coralville United Methodist Church 806 13th Ave Coralville Oct 25: 9am-12pm Children Must be Present 319-331-6795
Johnson The Dream Center/The Kingdom Center 611 Southgate Ave Iowa City Oct 25: 9am-12pm Children Must be Present 319-351-4823
Johnson North Liberty Community Pantry 85 N Jones Blvd North Liberty 52317 Oct 25: 9am-12pm Children Must be Present 319-325-3455
Jones United Methodist Church 201 Ford St Anamosa Oct 11: 9am-12pm 319-462-3951
Jones Olin Elementary School 212 Trilby St Olin 52320 Oct 13-Gone: Hours 7:30am-3:30pm 319-484-2170
Keokuk Sigourney City Hall 100 North Main Sigourney 52591 Oct 13-Gone: Call for an appointment 641-622-3080
Linn Jane Boyd Community House 943 14th Ave SE Cedar Rapids 52401 Oct 18: 10am-1pm 319-366-0431
Linn Olivet Mission 237 10th Ave NW Cedar Rapids Oct 24: 8:30-11:30am 319-364-7916
Linn Salvation Army 1000 C Ave NW CR 52405 Oct 16: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm 319-364-9131
Tama Tama County Clothes Closet 511 McClellan St Tama 52339 Oct 25: 9am-3pm 641-485-0498
Washington Stewart Elementary 821 N Forest Ave Washington 52353 Oct 13-Gone; 8am-4:30 M-F 319-653-3244
Winneshiek Helping Services 805 E Main Decorah 52101 Clients only 563-387-1720

Distribution Points

County Organization Address City Zip
Allamakee Waukon Public Library 401 First Ave Nw Waukon 52172
Benton Vinton Public Library 510 2nd Ave Vinton 52349
Black Hawk UICCU Cedar Falls 3409 Cedar Heights Dr Cedar Falls 50613
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
Chichasaw New Hampton Public Library 20 W Spring St New Hampton 50659
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 300 Main St. 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 KCRG-TV9 Iowa City Bureau 201 S Clinton St Iowa City 52240
Johnson UICCU Downtown Iowa City 500 Iowa Ave Iowa City 52240
Johnson UICCU East Iowa City 2525 Muscatine Ave Iowa City 52240
Johnson UICCU West Iowa City 825 Mormon Trek Blvd Iowa City 52246
Johnson Iowa City Public Library 123 S Linn St Iowa City 52240
Johnson Coral Ridge Mall 1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Coralville 52241
Johnson UICCU Coralville 1151 2nd St Coralville 52241
Johnson MercyCare North Liberty 1765 Lininger Lane North Liberty 52317
Johnson UICCU Finance Center 2355 Landon Rd North Liberty 52317
Johnson UICCU North Liberty 585 W Penn St North Liberty 52317
Jones Mercy Care Monticello 619 S Main Monticello 52310
Keokuk Sigourney Public Library 720 E Jackson Sigourney 52591
Linn UICCU Marion 727 Oakbrook Dr Marion 52302
Linn Mercy Care Center Point 900 Bank Court Center Point 52213
Linn UICCU Hiawatha 405 S Blairs Ferry Crossing Hiawatha 52233
Linn Mercy Care Blairs Ferry 1790 Blairs Ferry Rd Hiawatha 52233
Linn Hiawatha Public Library 150 W Wilman St Hiawatha 52233
Linn Mercy Care Marion 3701 Katz Dr Marion 52302
Linn Marion Public Library 1095 6th Ave Marion 52302
Linn Mercy Care Mount Vernon 310 Hwy 1 SE Mount Vernon 52314
Linn Ladies Night Out Entry DoubleTree Cedar Rapids 52401
Linn Farmers Market x2 Downtown Cedar Rapids 52401
Linn CR Public Library 450 5th Ave SE Cedar Rapids 52401
Linn Citywide Cleaners 838 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Citywide Cleaners 4620 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Dave Wright Nissan Subaru 1900 51st St NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Mercy Care North (Council St) 5264 Council St NE Main Ent. Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Eells & Tronvold LLC 1921 51st St NE Cedar Rapids 52402
Linn Citywide Cleaners 3102 Mt Vernon Rd SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn Mercy Care Vernon Village 3933 Mt Vernon Rd SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn Mercy Care Wilkinson 788 8th Ave SE 2nd floor Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn Mercy Medical Center 701 10th St Cedar Rapids 52403
Linn UICCU Cedar Rapids SW 2340 Edgewood Rd SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Linn Mercy Care Edgewood 2815 Edgewood Rd SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Linn Color Web Printers Bowling St SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Linn Citywide Cleaners 341 Edgewood Rd NW Cedar Rapids 52405
Linn Mercy Care Johnson 75 Short St NW Cedar Rapids 52405
Linn Mercy Internist Associates of IA 543 7th St SE Cedar Rapids 52403
Tama Mercy Care Tama 402 Siegel St Tama 52339
Washington Washington Public Library 115 W Washington St Washington 52353