From Hopeless to Hopeful: Geoff’s Story

Geoff was happily married, with a good job. But when he got hooked on painkillers after back surgery, everything unraveled. He lost his job, his marriage and his home… as well as his hope for the future. Hear more about Geoff, his journey to KARM, and his return to hope in this month’s podcast.  


Watching For Opportunities

I noticed them in the clothing section of the store. As I have gotten older, I take notice more and more of elderly couples. This couple reminded me of my own parents, as they were taking quite a bit of time trying to decide what to purchase. I asked them if they needed any help, […]


Exchanging Toys and Candy Money into Meals

I had the privilege of representing Knox Area Rescue Ministries and KARM Stores at the Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival on June 7-8. Each interaction was special, and one conversation with a young boy and his aunt was particularly memorable. Boy: “My grandma takes me to the Powell store a lot. She says it’s […]


Visit the KARM Stores Tent and Pick Out Your Favorite Maggie Bag

For the second year in a row, Maggie Bags will be joining us at the KARM Dragon Boat Festival in the KARM Stores tent. Not only will you have a chance to pick out your new favorite handbag or tote at a great price, but you’ll be providing 5, 10, or 15 meals with every […]