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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.

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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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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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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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.

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Upcoming Events

5th Annual Benefit Motorcycle Ride
Waypoint Services
October 21st
Registration 9am, Kickstands up at 11am

Waypoint is gearing up for the 5th Annual Benefit Motorcycle Ride on October 14, 2017. The ride is part of Waypoint’s Gentleman Campaign™ happening during October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This campaign celebrates the true gentlemen in our community and their direct impact on ending domestic violence.

The ride will start at McGrath Powersports in Cedar Rapids and Silver Eagle-Harley Davidson in Waterloo and wind through some of the counties served by Waypoint’s Domestic Violence Victim Services Program, making stops in Quasqueton, Delhi, Winthrop, and Brandon. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. Registration is $15.00 for one bike and $25.00 for 2-up. Throughout the ride, there will be a general raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses. For more information, please visit www.waypointservices.org or contact Brittany Appleton, Event & Volunteer Coordinator (bappleton@waypointservices.org; 319.365.1458 ext. 6118). ___________________________________________________

Gridiron Bash
Big Brothers Big Sisters
October 21st
Time: TBD
Kinnick Stadium Press Box, Iowa City

Join us for this tailgating party! Get a unique view of Kinnick Stadium from within its Press Box while you cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes taking on Northwestern. This AWAY GAME will be projected on the big screens in the press box.

Tailgate buffet, domestic beer, house wine & soda INCLUDED. Other options available via cash bar. There will be a silent auction with a chance to win various prizes.

For more information visit www.beabigcr.org ___________________________________________________

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Cedar Falls
October 22nd
Center for Energy and Environmental Education Building, UNI Campus

Honor. Inspire. Remember. Join us for an evening event to highlight those who are fighting pancreatic cancer and to honor those who have passed.

OK Factor will be playing from 6:30-7pm, and also during the ceremony. Registration is from 6:30-7pm, and the event starts at 7pm. Admission is free and donations will be accepted.

Operation Diaper Drive
Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
Oct. 2-22
13 Local Hy-Vee Food & Drugstores

Help Operation Diaper Drive reach its goal of collecting one year’s supply of diapers for local families in need by donating disposable diapers and wipes in the collection boxes at Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Food Stores and Drugstores anytime from October 2 - 22, 2017. All sizes, brands and even open/partial packages of diapers are welcome.

Shoppers may also choose to add 10 or 25 diapers to their purchase at checkout - just tell your cashier you'd like to support Operation Diaper Drive! Donations are also accepted online at www.eiDiaperBank.org.

For more information visit www.eidiaperbank.org ___________________________________________________