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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.


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


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.

Contest Entry Form Contest Rules


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.

Donate Here


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.

Make a Nomination

Upcoming Events

Flapjacks for Backpacks
Cedar Rapids West Rotary
March 25th
8:00-11:00 a.m.
St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Cedar Rapids

It's that time again! Come fill your stomachs with delicious pancakes to support the Cedar Rapids West Rotary. The event operates with 100% volunteers and proceeds will support the purchase of backpacks and school supplies through the HD Youth Center.

For more information visit or to purchase tickets visit http://www.crwestrotary.org/PancakeBreakfast.cfm ___________________________________________________

The Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Iowa
March 25th
Coralville Lake, West Overlook Beach

Brrrrrrrring on the cold! Whether you plunge solo or with coworkers, friends or family - for the ultimate bonding experience - we'll help you take "cool" up a degree or two.

The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics and offers a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by jumping into frigid waters. The more you raise, the more great gear you can earn! For more information visit

www.soiowa.org/plunge ___________________________________________________

27th Annual Broadway Maybies
Young Parents Network
April 12th
Theatre Cedar Rapids

Join us for the 27th annual Broadway Maybies on Wednesday, April 12th. Doors open at 6pm - come early to get raffle tickets and water the preshow. Emcee Erin Hanson on stage and show starts at 7pm.

They will be 8 fun acts - nonprofits, dogs, corporate - all coming together to celebrate the community! Tickets can be purchased online for $15 and raffle tickets are $5 each, no limit and lots of fabulous prizes. Tickets for both are available NOW through night of the show!

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.youngparentsnetwork.org/broadway-maybies ___________________________________________________

Dancing Away the Stigma Dance Party
Dancing Away the Stigma
April 15th
Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Help us lessen the stigma that the special needs population has that they "can't" do things because of their disability, which is just not the case! You can help with the fight by giving a charitable donation or by joining the dance. You have the ability to make a difference in someones life, so lets do it together!

For more information visit http://www.datsdance.com/ ___________________________________________________