Don’s Story and His Decision to Volunteer

“There, but for the grace of God, go I.” That is the answer Don gave when asked why he volunteers at KARM Stores in Oak Ridge.  He has been a weekly regular volunteer at the Oak Ridge location for a year. Don’s story begins three decades before he began volunteering for KARM.  He has been […]


We Are KARM Stores

I have the privilege of working as a Processing Manager for KARM Stores in Oak Ridge and I am KARM Stores. Helping the homeless My church family at Christmas time would make up goody bags to pass out to the homeless in Knoxville. In these goody bags, we would try to provide them with their basic needs. […]


The Love of a Servant’s Heart

Ella is a hard worker. She gets up in the morning and goes to work and comes home at night, after a full day. By the time the weekend rolls around, some rest and relaxation with a pile of magazines is calling our name. But Ella is special. She’s a young woman who prioritizes her time and uses it […]


Thank you Knoxville Mercury readers for choosing us!

It’s always rewarding when you are recognized for the work you do. It’s especially rewarding when the praise comes from those you serve – the donors, customers, and volunteers of KARM Stores across the greater Knoxville area. Knoxville Mercury wants this poll to reflect the best of Knoxville, to honor the institutions that truly make […]