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 of our sponsors. Without them, the program would not be possible. We recognize with sincere gratitude the support of Mercy Medical Center, Dave Wright Subaru, Eells & Tronvold Law Offices and the GreenState Credit Union.
Show You Care Support Request
If you have a local event and would like the support of KCRG-TV9′s Show You Care program, please submit a Support Request below. Each month the Show You Care “Careforce” meets to determine which events to sponsor. The Careforce is comprised of our Show You Care Sponsors and representatives from KCRG-TV9.
The Careforce meets the first Tuesday of every month to consider all requests, so we ask all submissions be completed by the last Tuesday of each month prior for consideration. Requests must also be submitted 90 days prior to the event. Those submitted within 90 days of the event will be reviewed and considered based on availability due to a large volume of requests.
Nominations are accepted November 1 - November 30, 2022
Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care Sponsors honor outstanding volunteers throughout Eastern Iowa with the 9 Who Care Awards.
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 through November 30. – The 2022 Honorees for the 9 Who Care Awards have been chosen! Please consider nominating someone for the 2023 9 Who Care Awards!
We are proud to recognize excellence in education. If you know a teacher, administrator, or coach 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 30th. 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.
No purchase necessary.
Nominations will be accepted only from August 15th through April 30th.
Entries will only be saved for the duration of one month.
If not selected, applicants are encouraged to reapply each month.
IMPORTANT: Please remember our A+ For Education judges vote for your nominee based entirely on the information you provide. Please let us see a clear image of your nominee through your writing.
The 2022 Coats for Kids Campaign is coming to an end! All coat donation boxes are being collected, but if you would still like to donate coats, please bring them to our KCRG-TV9 station or consider donating them to a local organization in your community.
Last year we received 300 gently used coats and raised $30,000, which helped us purchase 1,500 brand new coats. We have officially raised more than last year and with your help we could raise even more!
We are partnering with Operation Warm this year, a national nonprofit organization where we can purchase new, quality made coats in bulk. You can still support us this year by clicking the link below to donate directly to Coats for Kids! All donations are tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt from Operation Warm. We are accepting donations until Thanksgiving
Below are the organizations we are working with this year and will all soon be receiving coats. If you are in need of a coat, please consider reaching out to the below organizations.
Open to the public for coats:
The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids
The Salvation Army of Dubuque
Jane Boyd House
Consultation of Religious Communities
Other organizations through Coats for Kids:
College Community School District
HACAP Head Start
Iowa City School District
Jones County School District
Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club
We had some wonderful new fundraising initiatives this year! Thank you to everyone involved!
Pie for a Cause – for every $10,000 raised a member of our First Alert Weather Team will be PIED on the air! Hannah, Corey, and Jan have all taken PIES to the face!
$10,000 - Hannah Messier – We hit $10K & Hannah took 1 PIE to the face!
$20,000 – Corey Thompson – We hit $20K & Corey took 2 PIES to the face!
$30,000 – Jan Ryherd – We hit $30K & Jan took 3 PIES to the face!
$40,000 – Kaj O’Mara – 4 PIES!
$50,000 – Joe Winters – 5 PIES!
Thank you to all the establishments who participated in Days of Giving! We are so appreciative of all the support you gave throughout the entire campaign!
The Chrome Horse
Goldfinch Tap & Eatery
Lucky’s on 16th
The Map Room
Thank you to everyone who came to support Coats for Kids on October 8th for our Benefit Fundraiser! Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $1300! Thank you also to all our sponsors and raffle donors!
Chrome Horse Saloon
Lucky’s on 16th
Kernels Baseball Stadium
Wednesday Night Bike Club
Cycling Team WASP
Stitches by Stilwell
Katie Grassi with Ketana Massage & Bodywork in Monticello
Dance Academy of Cedar Rapids
A special thank you to Violinist John Schultz of Schultz Strings and Pianist Abbie Brewer, for putting on such a beautiful Chamber Music performance on October 21st! We also want to thank Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra for their performance prior to the concert! We appreciate all of your support!
The Summer Writing Contest is always a fun opportunity to exercise creative writing skills and use your imagination! Applicants must be between the ages of 7-12 and reside in the Eastern Iowa television viewing area. There can only be one entry per applicant and previous winners are not eligible. The essays must be more than 50 and less than 500 words to be considered. Pick up an entry form at any of our sponsor locations, at the KCRG-TV9 studio, or print one from our website.
Gems of Hope is a nonprofit organization offering support to local cancer patients receiving treatment. Their annual “Gems of Hope” event offers “gifts of hope” to patients which are made in workshops by local volunteers, programming for children aged 5-12, website support for teenagers at cancerreallysucks.org, scholarships for graduating seniors affected by cancer, and library books for cancer support in local school libraries. All proceeds from this event go to support Gems of Hope programming for cancer patients going through treatment in the Corridor.
The Iowa Giving Crew is hosting their first ever Gala-ish event on February 4th at the Olympic Theater. This non-traditional gala for a non-traditional nonprofit, is to help celebrate their accomplishments in 2022 and many more to come throughout the new year. Tickets can be purchased at their website for VIP Happy Hour as well as General Admission. Enjoy delicious food and drinks from local restaurants, as well as music, a comedy show, a silent auction, and more. Purchase your tickets before they run out!
February 16 – March 2
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Each February, nearly 2000 bowlers from 100 companies bowl to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. This fundraising event is roughly 1/4 of their annual budget, with 100% of all funds raised staying in our community to support mentoring for kids. Visit https://www.bigcr.org/events/bowl-kids-sake/ to learn more about how you can support BBBS while also having fun!