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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.


We are currently accepting coats through September 30.

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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 will be accepted in Summer 2019 for the Summer Writing Contest.

Contest Entry Form Contest Rules

Nominations will be accepted November 1 – November 30, 2018

Upcoming Events



BBQ Bash
Shelter House - Iowa City
September 21
5:30- 9pm
Johnson County Fairgrounds

Shelter House's BBQ Bash is an annual fall shindig with a night of fun and games, delicious food, and lively music for the entire family at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
For more information visit: www.shelterhouseiowa.org

Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival
Sweetgrass
September 28-30
5-9pm on 9/28; 10am-9 pm on 9/29; and 11am-4 pm on 9/30
Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson, Hiawatha

Sweetgrass is a three-day festival featuring award-winning performing artists, vendors, educational workshops, and environmental arts and crafts. The festival is free, open to the public and will be held on the grounds of Prairiewoods in Hiawatha. This event is the culmination of a passion for the soothing sounds of the Native American-style flute and the spiritual connection to nature, mind, body and spirit.
For more information visit: www.sweetgrassfest.com

HOPEWalk
HOPEWalk of Cedar Rapids
September 29
8:30am-12:00pm
Robbins Lake, Cedar Rapids

The HOPEwalk is a local community based walk to remember loved ones lost to suicide, support survivors, raise awareness, and work on prevention in the Cedar Rapids area community.
For more information visit: www.hopewalk-cr.com

Dance for Life
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center
September 29
1-4pm
Stonebridge Church, 1829 Stoney Point Rd., SW, Cedar Rapids

This year instead of walking “in her shoes” bad dancing saves lives. Get your dancing shoes on and join us as we raise awareness and funds to empower choices for life! There will be ballroom dancing, polka, line dancing and more as well as vendors and door prizes as participants raise funds to help area women, men and families before, during and after pregnancy.
For more information visit: www.bridgehavencr.org

Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K
Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association
September 30
7 am
Sag Wagon, Cedar Rapids

The Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K Walk raises funds to be used to help support activities that HADSA puts on for families, including education nights, family night, etc
For more information visit: www.hadsa.org/information