No Longer a Drifter

From One Disaster to Another Richard has seen more than his share of disasters. He was living in New Orleans when the floods came and wiped him out. So he jumped at the chance to move to Gatlinburg when a new friend promised him a job. But that, too, was a disaster. Turns out his […]


10 Christmas Gift Ideas You Can Find At KARM Stores

Christmas shopping can get out of hand really fast. If you’re on a budget, it’s not practical to spend hundreds of dollars on Christmas gifts. You’re in luck! Because KARM Stores has so many fabulous items, you can find some great Christmas gifts for the people on your list. Keep these tips in mind Many […]


No Longer Hungry

Mark’s Story Homelessness for Mark looked like this – sleeping on the street, having his belongings stolen, getting beat up for the few dollars in his pocket, and not knowing where his next meal would come from. He was hungry and alone. A lot of the guests at KARM have a similar story. This Thanksgiving, […]


The Search for MORE

Most guests come to KARM in crisis. They need a meal or a place to sleep. Just behind those basic needs are other needs. Many of our guests have watched their lives derail and don’t know what to do to get their lives back on track. They want more for themselves. A life of significance. […]


KARM Stores Christmas Store Opens Today

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! KARM Stores Christmas location opens today. All of the Christmas trees, nativity sets, and Christmas china shared with KARM Stores over the past year is on display. This year you can find this treasure trove of Christmas items conveniently located at 8843 Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Come […]


All the Details on the KARM Stores Bike Initiative

What is the KARM Stores Bike Initiative? The KARM Stores Bike Initiative is a volunteer-driven movement hosted by KARM Stores to provide reliable, “re-cycled” bicycles to those in need and to raise additional funds for Knox Area Rescue Ministries through the sale of premium bicycles at KARM Stores. Our goal is to provide 1,000 restored […]


Berea transforms lives through work, learning, and service

“I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”   John 10:10 Berea is an unprecedented personal development opportunity at KARM focused on work, learning, and service. It is now fully integrated into our ministry services and structure at KARM and has transformed KARM into a work-learn-serve campus. Work. Learn. Serve. After food, shelter, and […]


Kickoff the 4th Quarter

It is officially fall in East Tennessee and that means one thing: Football! Football is a big deal ’round these parts.  Whether you’re sitting in the bleachers at your favorite high school game, or screaming with 100,000 of your closest friends in Neyland Stadium, the game is still the same.  Your team can’t score a […]


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. […]