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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 are being accepted through 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 through November 30.

Make a Nomination

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.

The Coats for Kids campaign is scheduled for September 1-30.

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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

IHA Animal Welfare Tour & Scavenger Hunt
Iowa Humane Alliance
March 23, 2019
10 am
Tour starts at 6540 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Humane Alliance Animal Welfare Tour and Scavenger Hunt will visit eight rescue and shelter locations, while unleashing big-time fun as you search for clues to win chances for great Scavenger Hunt prizes!
For more information visit: https://www.iowahumanealliance.org

Shelter House Book Sale
Shelter House - Iowa City
March 30 & 31
10:30-4 pm on 3/30; noon to 4 pm on 3/31
Johnson County Fairgrounds

The annual Shelter House Book Sale offers gently used books plus music, movies, art, and vintage tees for sale. Proceeds benefit Shelter House programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health that help hundreds of men, women, and children each year to get back on their feet.
For more information visit: https://www.shelterhouseiowa.org

Great American Milk Drive
March 1-31
During HyVee store hours
Local HyVee stores in Linn & Johnson counties

The HACAP Food Reservoir, the local Feeding America member food bank, is working to help ensure kids in need have access to the good nutrition that fuels childhood by partnering with the Linn and Johnson County Hy-Vee Food Stores and Drugstores and DairyPure Land O’Lakes for the fourth year in a row hosting a local Great American Milk Drive in March 2019.
For more information visit: www.hacap.org/how-to-help/great-american-milk-drive/

Polar Plunge
Special Olympics of Iowa
March 30
Palo Beach & Coralville Lake

The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraising event where individuals jump into “icy waters” to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic athletes.
For more information visit: www.soiowa.org/get-involved

Time for Art: Celebrate Volunteers
United Way of East Central Iowa
April 5
5:30 pm
Eastbank Venue, Cedar Rapids

This is an evening that celebrates volunteering in our community, whether you are just getting started or volunteer weekly. Bid volunteer hours during a one-of-a-kind art auction and help us recognize outstanding volunteers. Bid Time. Give Back. Get Art. Celebrate Volunteers.
For more information visit: www.uweci.org/events-blog/event/2019-time-for-art-a-celebration-of-volunteers

Broadway Maybies
April 5
7:00 pm
Theatre Cedar Rapids

Broadway Maybies 2019 will feature local corporate and non-profit acts who volunteer their time and talent to raise funds for YPN programs in our community. The lineup of talent for our 2019 show are being put together now. There will be great entertainment, raffles and more. Your support helps YPN continue to provide essential prenatal &; parenting education, literacy and home visit programming to families in our community.
For more information visit: www.ypniowa.org

Joyful Noises
Family Promise of Linn County
April 6
6:00 pm
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids

This concert will feature area musicians.
For more information visit: www.familypromiseoflinncounty.org

Hops for Housing
Willis Dady Homeless Services
April 6
2:30-5:30 pm
NewBo Market, Cedar Rapids

A beer-tasting fund- and friend-raiser that draws support for Willis Dady programs that support the homeless and near-homeless by offering shelter, housing services, prevention, employment, and more.
For more information visit: www.willisdady.com/events

Uncork A Wish
Make-A-Wish Iowa
April 12
6:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids

This wine and beer gala includes an auction, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment to raise funds to grant wishes to children diagnosed with a critical medical condition. The belief that every wish experience can be a game-changer guides the Make-A-Wish Foundation and inspires them to grant wishes that can change the lives of the children they serve.
For more information visit: www,iowa.wish.org

Bowl Dubuque
Mentor Dubuque
April 12
6:00 pm
Creslanes, Dubuque

This is a fundraiser for Bowl Dubuque.
For more information visit: https://hillcrest-fs.org/services/youth-mentoring/

Eco-Fest - An Earth Day Festival
Local Environmental Groups
April 20
10 am to 4 pm
NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids

This celebration of Earth Day includes interactive educational activities, live music and much more.
For more information visit: www.ecofestcr.org