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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.

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.


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



Operation Diaper Drive
Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank (Eastern Iowa Health Center & YPN)
October 1-21
All day
Diapers may be dropped at Cedar Rapids & Marion Hy-Vee Food and Drugstores

Operation Diaper Drive hopes to collect diapers to serve low-income and underserved members of the greater Cedar Rapids community and surrounding counties.
For more information visit: www.eidiaperbank.org

Survivors Wine Gala
Horizons a Family Service Alliance
October 26
6:00-9:00 pm
Czech & Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids

This event raises funds for programming to work with victims of violent crimes.
For more information visit: www.horizonsfamily.org

Scouting for Food
Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
November 3
All day
Collections will go to local food banks.

Scouts will delliver plastic bags to doors and pick them up full of food a week later. The scouts sort food and deliver it to local food banks
For more information visit: www.hawkeyebsa.org

YMCA's Anniversary celebrations
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area
November 3
6 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids

This event celebrates two milestones at the YMCA: the organization's 150th anniversary and Camp Wapsie's 100th anniversary!
For more information visit: www.crmetroymca.org

Red Kettle Kick-Off
The Salvation Army
November 8
6 pm
NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids

This event marks the beginning of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas campaign and includes the first drop in the Red Kettle, cookies, hot chocolate, and photo booth.
For more information visit: www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Return of the Turkey Trott
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
November 10
7 am - 11 am
Marion High School

This is a walk/run that is family friendly and has taken place for 27 years! This event is put on through a partnership with Horizons and First United Methodist Church in Marion.
For more information visit: www.trott.com

Caregiver Wellness Day
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging
November 15
8:30 am
The Kirkwood Hotel

This is a day to honor and celebrate the family caregiver, with motivation and information to inspire and thank caregivers for their work and dedication
For more information visit: http://heritageaaa.org/

Harvesting the Arts Dinner & Auction
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
November 16
6:00-10:00 pm
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Cedar Rapids

The event includes live music, food, silent/live auction, games and other entertainment throughout the evening. Proceeds from the event, including the silent/live auction, go directly to Eastern Iowa Arts Academy’s programming for children, youth, seniors and individuals with special needs.
For more information visit: www.easterniowaartsacademy.org

Go Red for Women Luncheon - Cedar Rapids
American Heart Association
November 16
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, more than all cancers combined. But 80 percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. The Go Red For Women Luncheon raises funds and awareness to fight heart disease and stroke in the local community and throughout the nation.
For more information visit: www.Heart.org/CedarRapidsGoRed

Go Red for Women Luncheon - Iowa City
American Heart Association
November 30
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, more than all cancers combined. But 80 percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. The Go Red For Women Luncheon raises funds and awareness to fight heart disease and stroke in the local community and throughout the nation.
For more information visit: www.heart.org/IowaCityGoRed