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Show You Care Support Request


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.

9 Who Care

Nominations are no longer being accepted for 2017.

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.

Nominations accepted from November 1 - November 30.

Make a Nomination

A+ for Education

We are proud to recognize excellence in education.

If you know a teacher, coach or principal 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.

Make a Nomination

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.


Collection Period is Over

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Summer Writing Contest

Attention all kids between the ages of 7-12 in Eastern Iowa. Tell us who your hero is 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 $75 UICCU Visa Gift Card; and the second place winner from each age group will receive a $25 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.

Contest Entry Form Contest Rules

Upcoming Events


Bowl for Kids' Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids
January - February
Cedar Rapids Bowling Center

Bowl For Kids Sake is one of the area's largest bowling parties! It takes place over several days in January and February 2018. Companies and individuals put together teams of 6 to come bowl with and to support a great cause - Big Brothers Big Sisters. All funds raised go directly back to funding the organization's mission. The event includes bowling fun, door prizes, fun music and glow in the dark lighting.

To develop or join a team visit BeABigCR.org and register. Email MelanieR@BeABigCR.org to reserve a bowling session. No bowl? Donate at BeABigCR.org
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Adopt a Guardsman
Iowa Chapter of Military Mama Network
January - May

Over 500 Iowa Guardsmen are Guardswomen are deployed overseas. Help us show them hometown support! January - May sign-up and receive a name and wish of an Iowa Guardsman.

For more information or to sign up contact Cynthia Valenta at ia.cedarrapids@militarymamanetwork.org ___________________________________________________

Iowa City Taste of Achievement
Junior Achievement
Friday, February 23rd
6:00pm-9:00pm
Kinnick Stadium

Join us for the annual Iowa City Taste of Achievement on February 23rd at Kinnick Stadium. Taste a variety of food and beverages and listen to great music while you bid on fantastic silent and live auction packages.

General admission tickets are available for $50 in advance or $60 at the door.

For more information visit www.juniorachievement.org ___________________________________________________

The Great American Milk Drive
HACAP Food Reservior
March 1st - 31st
www.HACAP.org/milk

Support the 4th Annual Great American Milk Drive by helping HACAP raise enough funds to purchase 50,000 gallons of milk, and provide fresh milk to those in need. Please visit www.HACAP.org/milk to make a donation TODAY. You can also visit Hy-Vee Food and Drug Stores in Cedar Rapids and Marion to make a donation.

Donations being accepted March 1-31. For more information or to donate visit www.HACAP.org/milk
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Spirits of Spring
Variety - the Children's Charity
Friday, March 16th
6:00pm-9:00pm
Cedar Rapids Marriott

Spring it on! Join us for Variety's 29th Annual Spirits of Spring on Friday, March 16th. Enjoy Eastern Iowa's premier event feature fine wines, beers, liquors, and heavy hors-d'oeuvres. There will be more than 20 wine, beer and spirit vendors pouring for you to sample. A silent and live auction will add to the excitement of the evening.

All funds raised stay local and benefit Variety's various programs that are dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa.

For more information visit www.varietyiowa.com/calendar/events/event-68/ ___________________________________________________

Annual Pancake Breakfast
Cedar Rapids Kiwanis Club
Saturday, March 24th
7:00am-11:00am
Xavier High School

Bring your appetite! Join the Cedar Rapids Kiwanis Club on March 24th for their 42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. This hearty breakfast will offer traditional pancakes, eggs, sausage, cereal, orange juice, coffee and milk. Funds raised will benefit less fortunate children in our area.

For more information visit www.cedarrapidskiwanis.org/ ___________________________________________________