Encouraged by the Truth

Misty came into the store recently. As I was ringing up her purchase, I noticed she was reading our blackboard. After I finished ringing her up, I asked her what she thought about the verse on it.  “Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 As we were […]


Convenience v Conscience – Choosing Where to Donate

Easier is better, right? While I make decisions every day based on what’s convenient, there are many times I need to consider other factors before simply defaulting to “easy”. Giving money When choosing to give hard-earned money, convenience is not the first factor on the list. In fact, it’s pretty close to the bottom. Other factors […]


Open House & Job Fair on April 28th

KARM Stores invites you to an Open House & Job Fair on April 28th at our Farragut location. Take a tour of the facility and see how team members of KARM Stores engage donors, customers and volunteers in the story of Knox Area Rescue Ministries. You’ll see how a job becomes a calling to help the poor & […]


Feed the Need Concert coming April 17th!

Some of Nashville’s most talented young singers, songwriters, and performers will share the stories behind the songs during an evening of acoustic musical entertainment to benefit Knox Area Rescue Ministries.  The event will be 6-8 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 17 at Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Building on the UT campus. WIVK-FM is helping […]


“My addiction had taken everything but my life…” Read Kristi’s story of restoration in KARM’s March newsletter.

Kristi was raised in a loving home, but questions about why her father left the family caused her to feel empty. Lonely and confused, 14-year-old Kristi turned to drugs and alcohol to fill that void. Over the next 15 years, Kristi’s drug use increased and led her to a cocaine addiction that would prove nearly impossible to overcome. Kristi spent time in and out of jail, repeatedly entering treatment programs but quickly falling […]


Donor’s Question and Surprise Response

Earlier this year, a donor walk through the front door with a question. She had some clothing to donate, and these items were special to her. She wanted to make sure that everything would be taken care of and that her donation would be appreciated. Donor’s Question She asked Pat, our retail manager, if she could […]


Join the Family: Work at KARM Stores!

KARM Stores is a Christian business that works to help financially support Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). And it’s a family to customers, donors, volunteers and employees alike. If anyone were to ask our employees, “why do you do what you do?”, they would enthusiastically respond that we: Provide funding to KARM Tell the KARM Story […]


Happy VOLentine’s Week!

At KARM, Volunteers are the heartbeat of our ministry. With  the demands of  24 hour a day, 365 days per year care for those in desperate need coming through our doors, we could never staff to meet all those needs. So our volunteers are essential and very active in everything from serving meals, to maintaining our […]


Escaping the bitter cold of the streets for the warmth of God’s love…

When you’re homeless, there is no such thing as a mild winter.   Michael learned the hard way — sleeping in cardboard boxes and under freeway overpasses.  He even tried stuffing himself inside a duffel bag to keep warm.  But the frigid air and piercing wind always find a way through the threads of fabric, […]


A new year to volunteer…

It’s a new year, and a new year to volunteer! There are always an abundance of ways to volunteer to help those in need at the KARM main campus, at our Serenity Ministries, through our community events and fundraising events, and many other options.  KARM and the KARM Stores were humbled and honored to recently receive […]