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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 will be accepted November 1 – November 30, 2018

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.

Nominations will be accepted August 15, 2018 through April 15, 2019

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.


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 what your biggest dream in life is 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

Nominations will be accepted November 1 – November 30, 2018

Upcoming Events



Over The Edge
Youth for Christ
July 21
8 am to 4 pm
Iowa Building, 4th Ave. and 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids

Over The Edge - an urban rappelling adventure to raise money for Heartland YFC's ministry.
For more information visit: www.goovertheedgecr.com

Warbirds Over Iowa
Cedar Rapids Skyhawks
July 21
10 am to 4 pm
Cedar Rapids Skyhawks Field

Warbirds over Iowa. A Radio Controlled aircraft fun-fly that brings in aircraft from the local area and surrounding states. The event also functions as a fundraiser for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight and promotes participation in the program.
For more information visit: www.crskyhawks.org

Missing Types Campaign
American Red Cross
June 11 - September 1
Hours vary
Red Cross Blood Centers

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross will launch the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the campaign, iconic corporate and civic brands, celebrities and influencers will remove the A, B and O - the main blood groups - from signage, websites and other public-facing platforms to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patient care could be impacted. The goal is to inspire new and former blood donors to give this summer and become regular blood donors for patients in need in the years to come.

For more information visit: redcrossblood.org

AsianFest
Iowa Asian Alliance
July 28
12 pm to 10 pm
McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids

AsianFest: A celebration of Asian culture that includes education, cuisine, and other activities.
For more information visit: www.asianfest.org

The Big Drop
Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club
July 21
Following the 2:05 Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball game
Veterans Memorial Stadium, Cedar Rapids

This Rotary event will drop ping pong balls from the top of the stadium to raise funds for the education needs of students in Cedar Rapids.
For more information visit: http://www.crwestrotary.org/

Fish-O-Rama
Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids
August 4
7 am to 5 pm
Robbins Lake/Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids

This is a family fishing tournament to support the Boys & Girls Club, Cedar Rapids.
For more information visit: www.bgccr.org

Ales & Tails Crawfish Boil
Tanager Place
August 25
3 pm to 6 pm
NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids

This is the inaugural year for this event that features an authentic crawfish boil, Cajun music, and an auction.
For more information visit: www.tanagerplace.org