Your Christmas Shopping Can Provide a Meal at KARM

Did you know that your holiday (and every-other-day) shopping can help provide food and shelter to guests at Knox Area Rescue Ministries? Simply start your shopping experience at Choose Knox Area Rescue Ministries as your favorite charitable organization. Select from the products available at and make your purchase. Every time you make a […]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at KARM Stores

We have been blessed to have three different groups of teenagers help in preparing our Christmas store for opening. Before beginning each volunteer opportunity, I asked the volunteers this question “When you hear ‘Christmas’, what do you think of?” As you can imagine, the answers included “presents”, “trees”, “decorations”, and “Santa”. Essentially, everything you might […]

Jonathan’s Legacy

As my team and I started our day, a donor pulled up to leave a donation. The donor began explaining she was donating items that had belonged to her son, Jonathan, who had passed away just a few weeks ago. She showed pictures of Jonathan and told us that he played football at Oak Ridge […]

The Perfect Fit

We had a customer come in looking for boots about a month ago.  One of our sales associates tried to find this man a pair of boots, but we did not have the type he needed for work. He left his name and number for us to contact if we had boots come in that would […]

10, 9, 8, 7, 6 … What a Launch It Was!

Michael S. joined LaunchPoint class #18 at a time when he was torn between needing employment and committing to a four-week class. He trusted God and joined LaunchPoint, giving himself passionately to the process and enthusiastically singing the opening song louder than any previous participant. During the third week of class, Michael’s table facilitator learned of […]

Introducing Silent Auctions at KARM Stores

Starting today, October 1st at our Hall of Fame Drive location, our first silent auction starts. The first item is a beautiful 10K gold ring, size 9. This estate piece features a large hexagonal cut citrine gemstone surrounded by smaller citrine and garnet gemstones. To make it yours, visit the Hall of Fame location and […]

Providing 1,526 Meals

We have a regular customer here at KARM Stores in Alcoa. A little over a year ago, her visits begin to occur more frequently. I found out after several such conversations that her husband of 40+ years was dying, and twice a week someone came and stayed with him so she could run errands. “I […]

In Her Own Words: Misty’s Story

Misty knew she was headed down a painful road of lifelong addiction, but family and friends guided her to KARM, where God has touched her life in amazing ways.  Here’s her story, in her own words.

Showing the Volunteer Spirit

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting multiple groups of incoming freshmen from the University of Tennessee. As part of Ignite Serves, these student leaders gave of their time and made a lasting impact in the lives of people served by Knox Area Rescue Ministries & KARM Stores. The volunteer experiences at our mission […]

Celebrate the Grand (re)Opening of the Powell location

This Friday, August 15th, we are hosting a grand (re)opening of the KARM Stores location in Powell and we want to celebrate with you! Several weeks ago we relocated the store from one end of the shopping center to a larger (and freshly painted) area at the other end of the shopping center. With the […]