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 […]


Sherry Volunteers to Bless & Dress Others

Why do you Volunteer? When you ask KARM Stores volunteers why do they volunteer, you’ll hear some common themes. I came with my church group I needed community service hours I wanted to do something to give back to the community Recently, a store manager asked Sherry why she volunteers at KARM Stores. Her reasons stood […]


Everyone’s story is different…there is no typical homeless person.

Everyone’s story is different. It’s sometimes easy to profile a person who’s homeless, and assume the story is the same. But the reasons someone may be homeless are complex and varied…from unemployment, to illness, to domestic violence, to sudden unexpected circumstances, to making poor relationship choices, like the situation Mark found himself in. Mark was […]


“I didn’t have any place to go…”

Ron enjoyed all the perks of a six-figure salary until his drug addiction finally got the better of him.  He lost his wife, his business, and his home….and ended up sleeping in a basement.  “I couldn’t function anymore,” he said.  “I didn’t have any place to go.” Thanks to you, Knox Area Rescue Ministries was […]