KARM Needs List

September 2014

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

BOLD indicates greatest immediate needs:

  • TWIN or FULL BLANKETS (washable only)
  • Extra long TWIN SHEET SETS, ESPECIALLY FLAT SHEETS
  • FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS 
  • WHOLE BEAN OR GROUND COFFEE
  • MEN’S AND WOMEN’S UNDERWEAR – ALL SIZES 
  • DIAPERS – all sizes, especially size 4-5
  • TRAVEL SIZE LOTION
  • Machine washable blankets (can be new or gently used) 
  • Kleenex
  • Bottled water
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry detergent
  • Razors
  • Combs/brushes
  • Lice kits
  • Infant Tylenol
  • AA batteries
  • Work boots (all sizes)
  • Batteries – AAA, AA, C and 9 volt
  • Denture cream
  • Socks- men’s and women’s
  • Diabetic test strips for Bare Contour Meter
  • Latex gloves
  • Children’s outside toys
  • Soap
  • Shampoo

General Daily Needs

  • KAT Bus passes (1 day passes ONLY)
  • Reading glasses (1-3 power)
  • Pillows
  • Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Baggies- all sizes
  • T-shirts
  • Smock shirts (all sizes)
  • Smock pants (all sizes)
  • Pants – men’s and women’s (all sizes)
  • Belts (all sizes)
  • Underwear
  • Adult diapers
  • Baggies – all sizes
  • Travel-sized  conditioner
  • Travel-sized deodorant
  • (Please note:  We do NOT need shampoo and soap,
  • these are provided in dispensers to our guests)
  • Denture care supplies
  • Baby wash
  • Baby formula
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby Orajel
  • Baby pacifiers
  • Bandaids
  • Special treat—bags of candy– one piece always puts a smile on anyone’s face

Kitchen Needs (in commercial quantities please)

  • WHOLE BEAN OR GROUND COFFEE
  • 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

  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Face wash
  • face powder
  • Anti-diarrheal medicines
  • Hair brushes
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Highlighters
  • Reading glasses
  • Deoderant
  • Shower puffs/loofah
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Shaving gel
  • Eye liner
  • Cotton facial pads
  • Hair spray
  • 1 day bus passes