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.
The 2023 Coats for Kids season is kicking off on September 16th at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmer’s Market! Stop by the KCRG booth and see our KCRG First Alert Weather Team from 7:30am till 12pm. They’ll be accepting gently used winter wear donations as well as monetary donations for new winter coats. We will also be receiving a check from the Iowa Giving Crew for the August 19th benefit fundraiser they held on our behalf!
This year, our fundraising goal is $50,000! To help us get there, we are again partnering with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit organization who can provide new, quality made coats in bulk. To donate directly to our Coats for Kids fundraiser, visit the link below!
If you would like to donate a check, please make the check our to KCRG Coats for Kids and mail this to:
Attn Laura Janssen
501 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
This year we are bringing back some of our fundraising initiatives to help us reach our goal of $50,000!
PIE FOR A CAUSE - For every $10,000 raised a member of our First Alert Weather Team will take a PIE to the face for charity!
$10,000 - Meteorologist Erik Dean
$20,000 - Meteorologist Hannah Messier
$30,000 - Meteorologist Jan Ryherd
$40,000 - Meteorologist Corey Thompson
$50,000 - Chief Meteorologist Joe Winters
DAYS OF GIVING -Every Wednesday from September 20th through October 25th, participating restaurants are donating a portion of their sales back to Coats for Kids! We want to thank these amazing 6 restaurants for their outstanding generosity! Make sure to visit them during the campaign on Wednesdays!
DONATE COATS & WINTER WEAR - If you would like to donate coats and other winter wear (hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, snowpants, etc.), you may do so at one of our sponsors drop off locations starting on Tuesday September 19th. Those addresses will be available soon!
RECEIVE A WINTER COAT- Every year, the KCRG Coats for Kids Campaign partners with local nonprofit organizations, including churches, schools, and pantries, to help ensure everyone in our community has access to a warm, winter coat.
Below are the organizations that we are working with this year, who anyone can contact to acquire a coat. KCRG does not distribute the coats to the general public, as our partner organizations already have the resources in place to work directly with our community and to hold coat distribution events. Please reach out to them directly if you need winter wear this year!
Open Closet (Dubuque, IA) - located at St. John’s Lutheran Church
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, we encourage you to 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. Truly paint a picture of how this individual goes above and beyond!
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 throughout the year. All information provided in a submission will be verified in November before being sent for review. 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. Submit your nomination today for our 2023 9 Who Care Honorees by clicking the “Make a Nomination” button below!
Looking for some delicious BBQ!? Look no further than the Annual Shelter House BBQ Bash on September 22nd at the Johnson County Fairgrounds! From 5-7pm you can enjoy delicious food, drink, games, live music, and even a silent auction! You can purchase tickets for adults ($50) or children ($15) for this spectacular event, with all proceeds supporting Shelter House of Iowa City.
Alzheimer’s Association - Iowa City Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. The Iowa City Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday September 23rd at City Park. Registration begins at 8am, with the ceremony at 9am, and the walk at 10am.
Experience the flair, fusion, and flavors of Asia in Eastern Iowa at the 9th Annual AsianFest 2023 hosted annually by the Iowa Asian Alliance Eastern Iowa Chapter. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Cedar Rapids at the NewBo City Market from 12 p.m.-8 p.m, and is free to all ages. There will be delicious Asian cuisine, interactive “Villages,” live cultural entertainment, a fashion show, and so much more! This is an event you will NOT want to miss!
Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association - Step Up for Down Syndrome
Join the Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association (HADSA) on September 24th for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk! This is their largest fundraiser of the year, and provides the majority of the funds used throughout the rest of the year. You can create a fundraising team or walk on your own, all for an amazing cause. All funds raised will go towards providing education, support, and advocacy to those individuals, their families, friends, and professionals in the Eastern Iowa area that are blessed by Down syndrome.