Serenity Reopens After Renovation

One of Many Lives Changed We first introduced you to Leslie in a March blog post. Her story was a familiar one — a past filled with pain, addiction, and disappointments, but Leslie was overcoming the battles in her past and looking forward to a bright future. Leslie couldn’t wait to get into her own […]


Catholic HEART Workcamp Makes a Big Impact

On June 11th to 14th, KARM Stores in Powell and West Knoxville hosted volunteers from the Catholic HEART (Helping Everyone Attain Repairs Today) Workcamp. These HEART volunteers traveled from around the country to attend the camp based at Knoxville Catholic High School. Powell location These young people worked hard to help with painting projects at the […]


Volunteers From Far And Wide

KARM Stores relies on awesome volunteers and groups to accomplish the tasks required at our stores. Volunteer opportunities exist in every area and at every location of KARM Stores. You may find yourself accepting donations and sorting them in the donation processing center. Or you may be organizing and displaying items on the sales floor. Special projects, in our warehouse and stores, may have […]


Mandy’s Reason for Hope

Hitting Rock Bottom Mandy was pregnant with her second child when she was attacked by her hammer-wielding boyfriend. She went straight to the police with her injuries. Her monster of a boyfriend went to prison. But Mandy says that wasn’t her worst moment. Afterwards, she began using drugs to cope with the anger and shame that overwhelmed her. Eventually, the authorities caught up with […]


Volunteer Outside the Box

At KARM and KARM Stores, we love partnering with local churches. We do this through programs like Corners of Your Field, but the main way we engage our churches is through volunteering. Recently we partnered with one local church to help them achieve their mission of regularly serving the community. Fellowship Church does a great […]


What We Do and How We Do It

The WHAT KARM’s formula for ending homelessness is Rescue + Relationships = Restoration. Rescue comes in the form of the front line services, like Crossroads Welcome Center. Here, guests enter the mission and have their immediate needs assessed. Rescue also takes the form of high quality meals, clean showers, and a safe place to sleep. […]


Our Volunteers Bridge the Gap

Building Bridges We are grateful for the students in the Knoxville Leadership Foundation’s construction training program for the many ways they partner with KARM Stores. The students are learning construction skills, while creating new shelving, building walls for work spaces, and even creating a new bridge between parking lots at our Farragut location. Volunteers play […]


The Grand Opening of KARM Stores in Karns

Join us! The newest KARM Stores location is now open. The Karns store is located in the Karns community near Grace Baptist Church. With the addition of the Karns location, KARM Stores now has 17 retail locations in 7 counties. KARM Stores exist to serve the community by offering affordable merchandise as a Christian ministry to the […]


Shocked By God’s Love

Maurice’s Pain No matter what he did, Maurice couldn’t erase the horrific memories of being abused as a child. Running around with the wrong crowd didn’t work. Neither did pain pills and crack cocaine. Not even a mental breakdown that resulted in his being hospitalized for a lengthy period could make him forget how worthless he […]


Ready for a Spring Refresh?

The weather in East Tennessee can be wild. Some days we can experience all four seasons. Now that Spring is here, it’s time to break out the warm weather clothes! Clothing KARM Stores has transitioned its inventory from winter apparel to summer apparel! At all of our locations, you can now find the shorts, dresses, […]