Kristi’s Path to Recovery

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 […]


Rescued by grace, Rachel found she wasn’t alone…

Homeless, estranged from her family and desperate, Rachel was weighed down by depression. She felt trapped in bad relationships with men and stuck in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. Finally, Rachel could see no way forward, and she attempted suicide. By the grace of God, her life was spared and she realized she needed to make a drastic change. Rachel tried to reach her grandfather, […]


Donate Your Time on Saturday, June 18th at the KARM Dragon Boat Festival

Come spend a day at the lake on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the KARM Dragon Boat Festival. We are seeking fun-loving people to help host 4,000 attendees at this event! Opportunities to volunteer include … Boat Loader Registration Assistant Water Runner Parking Leader Hospitality Concierge Register today and choose the team that interests you. Paddles up!


Welcomed as a Stranger

  I was in desperate need of a home of my own and a job. My current (and temporary) residence was a federal halfway house nestled in the east side of town. I was sent there after I was released from a 7 year, eight month prison bid. After being at the halfway house for two months […]


Celebrate With Us

In February, KARM Stores opened its 17th retail location at 10612 Kingston Pike in Knoxville and we want to celebrate this milestone with you. Ribbon Cutting On Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 AM, we’ll cut the ribbon as part of the Grand Opening celebration. Burt Rosen, President & CEO of Knox Area Rescue Ministries, will […]


The 14th Annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival on June 18th…truly the Race With a Mission!

The Race With a Mission…that’s the motto of the 14th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 18th, one of KARM’s largest special events to help highlight the needs of the homeless in our community and help fund the ministries at KARM. KARM serves nearly 1,000 meals each day and shelters nearly 400 men, […]


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 […]