KARM Needs List

September  2016

You can make a powerful difference in the life of a needy or hurting person!
Though many of us might take having a tube of toothpaste or clean socks for granted,
there are people in our midst that do not have the basic necessities.

Please contact us at 865.673.6540 or info@karm.org to arrange drop off
of KARM Needs List items.

Immediate Needs

RED and BOLD indicates greatest immediate needs:

  • TOWELS and WASHCLOTHS – new or gently used
  • TWIN SHEET SETS, ESPECIALLY FLAT SHEETS
  • MEN’S AND WOMEN’S UNDERWEAR – ALL SIZES
  • MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCKS
  • KAT BUS PASSES (1 day passes ONLY)
  • Travel bags and backpacks ( no larger than 26” long, 16.5” wide, and 6.25” deep) 
  • Men’s and women’s PROTECTIVE UNDERGARMENTS – especially  “adjustable underwear” with the tape on the sides (much easier for our handicapped guests to use)
  • Men’s “Real Fit Briefs”
  • DISPOSABLE RAZORS
  • SHAMPOO
  • DEODORANT
  • DIAPERS – all sizes, especially size 4-5
  • WORK BOOTS (all sizes)

General Daily Needs

  • Toothbrushes
  • Bottled water
  • Travel size lotion
  • Reading glasses (1-3 power)
  • Baggies- all sizes
  • T-shirts
  • Smock shirts (all sizes)
  • Smock pants (all sizes)
  • Pants – men’s and women’s (all sizes)
  • Belts (all sizes)
  • Denture care supplies
  • Baby wash
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby Orajel
  • Baby pacifiers
  • Socks, cotton, all sizes, men’s, women’s, and children’s
  • Sleeping bags
  • Kleenex
  • Diabetic supplies, including diabetic test strips for Bare Contour Meter
  • Laundry detergent
  • Combs/brushes
  • Lice kits
  • Batteries – AAA, AA, C and 9 volt
  • Denture cream and denture care supplies
  • Latex gloves
  • Pillows
  • 35-50 NEW LARGE CARDBOARD BOXES, at least 18″ x 24″  – (for storing blankets and linens in dorms, etc.)

Kitchen Needs (in commercial quantities please)

  • Eggs
  • Breakfast meats (bacon and sausage)
  • Hamburger and hot dog buns
  • Hot dogs and hamburger patties
  • Fresh fruits (bananas, oranges and apples)
  • Whole and 2% milk
  • Hamburger and other USDA meats
  • All canned vegetables (in large commercial size cans)
  • Cheese
  • Whole potatoes
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • 8 oz. Plastic/Styrofoam cups (400+ required for each meal period)
  • Styrofoam/paper bowls

Serenity Needs

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Hair spray
  • Alarm clocks
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks