Welcome to the newly designed KCRG-TV9 Show You Care website! Check out the great initiatives and events below!
We'll honor a teacher monthly during the 2014-15 school year with an A+ for Education — get your submissions in today!
Coats for Kids collected more than 3,900 coats this year — Thank you for your donations! Our events calendar is full of fun things to do!
The Animal Resource Foundation of Iowa hosts the 4th Annual Cookie Walk and "Howliday Bazaar" on Saturday, December 13. There will be over 300 dozen varieties of cookies and baked items, pet service groups with gifts and information about their programs. It is a very fun and festive atmosphere and welcome you to join us!
The Heritage Agency on Aging will hosts their annual Fill The Plate Food Drive and Telethon to help raise funds to supplement the Heritage Agency on Aging's Senior Nutrition Program's meals. The Senior Nutrition Program feeds seniors at senior dining sites and the home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels). You can show your support by donating at Fareway Stores on Saturday, December 6th and then during a live telethon on Sunday, December 7th from 5:30-9:30pm on KCRG-TV 9.2.
Nature’s Noel is an annual fundraising event put on by the Indian Creek Nature Center Guild featuring holiday décor made from fresh greenery, an array of prepared food, and local artisan gifts to make your holiday entertaining and giving a snap. The event is set in a fun, festive atmosphere at the Nature Center. All proceeds support Indian Creek Nature Center's educational programming and land restoration/conservation efforts.
Saturday, December 6th, 9am-12pm at the Indian Creek Nature Center.
Losing a child is the most painful thing a family can endure. Angel of Hope will host a Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, December 6th for those grieving the loss of a child. Light a candle and share your memory of your special child with others who understand. All are welcome to come to the Angle of Hope statues at 7 pm:
Hospice of Mercy's "Love Lights" trees are the center of the celebration. Each single light shares a gentle glow, while together creating a shining brilliance of hope for all. This event is both a fundraising program for Hospice of Mercy as well as an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those touched by Hospice of Mercy. The tree lighting, carols and cookies will be held at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy at 315 18th Avenue, Hiawatha, on Dec. 2, 3 and 4 from 5-7 p.m.
Hospice of Mercy provides compassionate, professional end-of-life care to thousands of families in our community.
• Hospice care is designed to ensure that each person's final days are lived with joy and meaning, as free from pain and other symptoms as possible. Hospice focuses on physical, emotional and spiritual comfort, promoting the independence and dignity of patients and families while providing expert medical treatment and support. • After a loved one dies, Hospice of Mercy continues to support families as they experience grief and loss. Bereavement services include personal contacts, educational programs, a monthly newsletter, and support groups. Hospice of Mercy staff members stay in touch with families for as long as a year after a loved one's death
DENNIS & DONNA OLDORF HOSPICE HOUSE: • Located at 315 18th Avenue, Hiawatha, the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy is the first and only facility of its kind in the Corridor. • This dedicated hospice house offers a warm, home-like environment where patients can live their last days in peace and dignity, surrounded by their loved ones. It also affords a temporary home for caregivers who need a time of respite. • The Hospice House is staffed 24 hours a day by an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists, bereavement counselors, massage and music therapists, and trained volunteers. Each patient room affords hospital-standard access to medical equipment and supplies in a homelike environment. • Bereavement/Grief/Grieving Support Groups: Mercy offers a variety of support groups for those experiencing different kinds of death loss. Each group serves as a resource for a specific type of loss.
We hope you will join us at this special event. For details or to donate visit: www.mercycare.org/services/hospice/ways-to-give-to-hospice/