Hope Makes All The Difference

Roger’s Reality Roger has battled alcoholism for many years.  Not long ago, it looked like the disease was going to win. He was broke, homeless, and without hope. “I didn’t want to live anymore,” he says. “So I tried to drink myself to death. I woke up the next morning and I realized something. I […]


Tips for Treasure Hunting at KARM Stores

At KARM Stores, we receive thousands of donated goods every week. We fill our stores with incredible deals. Sometimes there’s so much inside, that it feels overwhelming. Don’t be discouraged! There’s a science to treasure hunting. Sifting for Treasure Here are a few tips to make the most of your treasure hunting at KARM Stores. […]


Crossing the Communication Barrier

For the past two years, the staff at the KARM Stores location onHall of Fame Drive has had the privilege of working with a group of volunteers from Tennessee School for the Deaf. When this partnership started, there were some concerns on our part: How would we communicate with them? What can they do? Do we […]


Give A Day Knoxville

KARM & KARM Stores are participating in a new community-wide volunteer event called Give A Day Knoxville. During the week of September 2-8, 2017, individuals and businesses are encouraged to give back to the community by volunteering, donating to local non-profits, or sharing a simple act of kindness. KARM & KARM Stores have multiple projects listed. Projects […]


Ricky’s Fresh Start

Addiction to Transition Ricky is only 27 years old, but he has been battling addiction for 15 years. After a few stints in jail, a counselor suggested Ricky spend a year at KARM to get the help he needs to move forward. So that’s what Ricky did. Ricky moved to KARM in late 2016 and […]


Back to School Bargains at KARM Stores

For kids, Back to School shopping means new clothes, new shoes, and new school supplies. For parents, all those new things really add up! How do you get your kids ready for the first day of school without draining your wallet? KARM Stores can help! Back to School Suggestions Start at Home. Take inventory of what you […]


Sherry Volunteers to Bless & Dress Others

Why do you Volunteer? When you ask KARM Stores volunteers why do they volunteer, you’ll hear some common themes. I came with my church group I needed community service hours I wanted to do something to give back to the community Recently, a store manager asked Sherry why she volunteers at KARM Stores. Her reasons stood […]


Everyone’s story is different…there is no typical homeless person.

Everyone’s story is different. It’s sometimes easy to profile a person who’s homeless, and assume the story is the same. But the reasons someone may be homeless are complex and varied…from unemployment, to illness, to domestic violence, to sudden unexpected circumstances, to making poor relationship choices, like the situation Mark found himself in. Mark was […]


Clean Out Your Closet. Help the Homeless.

It’s that time of year. As the cold temperatures change to warm, our closets undergo a transformation as well. Sweaters are moved to make way for shorts. Coats are swapped out for cut offs. Ideas are plentiful on how to clean your home from top to bottom. Martha Stewart shares her advice on what tasks […]


“I didn’t have any place to go…”

Ron enjoyed all the perks of a six-figure salary until his drug addiction finally got the better of him.  He lost his wife, his business, and his home….and ended up sleeping in a basement.  “I couldn’t function anymore,” he said.  “I didn’t have any place to go.” Thanks to you, Knox Area Rescue Ministries was […]