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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

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.

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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.

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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.


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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


Cedar Rapids Go Red for Women Luncheon
American Heart Association
December 1st
10am-1pm
DoubleTree by Hilton

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths amount women each year - more than all cancers combined. But we can change that because 80 percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Go Red for Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. Let's get started, let's unite, together we are stronger and unstoppable.

Join us at GoRedForWomen.org, or call 319-536-3900 for more information. ___________________________________________________

Nature's Noel
Indian Creek Nature Center
December 2nd
9am-2pm
Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd SE Cedar Rapids

The 2017 Nature’s Noel will be held in the ICNC’s new Amazing Space. Make sure to arrive before 9am for best selection of décor made of fresh greenery – a line starts forming before the doors open! After you shop the amazing vendors, stay for a day of family fun! Enjoy festive children’s crafts, Santa, naturalist-guided activities, and magical winter nature walks

Nature’s Noel is presented by the Nature Center Guild and staff. All proceeds benefit educational programs and land conservation and restoration at Indian Creek Nature Center.

For more information visit www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org/ ___________________________________________________

Alternative Gift Market
Cedar Rapids AGM
December 2nd
9am-2pm
Unity Center of Cedar Rapids

Give gifts differently this holiday season by supporting the Cedar Rapids area Alternative Gift Market. Give humanitarian gifts to friends and loved ones that support local or global non-profit organizations. This year choose from 20 local organizations and/or up to 30 global organizations. Where and when is this great community event happening? On Saturday, December 2nd from 9am to 2pm at Unity Center of Cedar Rapids on Blairs Ferry Rd. Give charitable gifts that empower people locally and internationally!

For more information visit www.unitycr.org or call 319-393-5422 ___________________________________________________

Candlelight Vigil
Angel of Hope
December 6th
7pm

On Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm thousands across the nation, as well as in Lower City Park in Iowa City, Xavier High school in Cedar Rapids and at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque will gather for candlelight vigils to mourn the loss of a child. After a few remarks, music and a moment of silence, the attendees are invited to leave a candle at the statue in remembrance of children.

Everyone is invited to join others on Tuesday, December 6th at Lower City Park at the indoor heated warming house (Shelter #8), Xavier High School or Dubuque Mount Olivet Cemetery to share the memory of your special child with others who understand. For more information call Bruce Titus at 319-936-0745(Iowa City) or Lisa DeWees at 319-521-6021(Cedar Rapids).
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Cookie Walk & Howliday Bazaar
Animal Resource Foundation
December 9th
11am-2pm
Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center

Join us for the 7th Annual Cookie Walk & Howliday Bazaar! A fundraiser benefiting 12 area non-profit animal rescue and resource groups. Funds raised will help homeless cats and dogs receive spay and neuter services, medical care, and a pet food pantry.

Lots of cookies, candies, and bars for all to enjoy!

For more information visit www.arfiowa.org/ ___________________________________________________