Mandy’s Reason for Hope

Hitting Rock Bottom Mandy was pregnant with her second child when she was attacked by her hammer-wielding boyfriend. She went straight to the police with her injuries. Her monster of a boyfriend went to prison. But Mandy says that wasn’t her worst moment. Afterwards, she began using drugs to cope with the anger and shame that overwhelmed her. Eventually, the authorities caught up with […]


Volunteer Outside the Box

At KARM and KARM Stores, we love partnering with local churches. We do this through programs like Corners of Your Field, but the main way we engage our churches is through volunteering. Recently we partnered with one local church to help them achieve their mission of regularly serving the community. Fellowship Church does a great […]


What We Do and How We Do It

The WHAT KARM’s formula for ending homelessness is Rescue + Relationships = Restoration. Rescue comes in the form of the front line services, like Crossroads Welcome Center. Here, guests enter the mission and have their immediate needs assessed. Rescue also takes the form of high quality meals, clean showers, and a safe place to sleep. […]


Our Volunteers Bridge the Gap

Building Bridges We are grateful for the students in the Knoxville Leadership Foundation’s construction training program for the many ways they partner with KARM Stores. The students are learning construction skills, while creating new shelving, building walls for work spaces, and even creating a new bridge between parking lots at our Farragut location. Volunteers play […]