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 […]


Employee Spotlight: Steve R

Quiet and unassuming, Steve has worked to serve his community the only way he knows how. Steve has been a part of the KARM Stores story for several years and now serves as the manager of the Western Avenue location. A generally soft-spoken person, his┬ápassion for helping and caring for people in need is apparent […]


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 […]


Watching For Opportunities

I noticed them in the clothing section of the store. As I have gotten older, I take notice more and more of elderly couples. This couple reminded me of my own parents, as they were taking quite a bit of time trying to decide what to purchase. I asked them if they needed any help, […]