Events

 

KARM events fund ministry needs and give back to the community.

Events at KARM

Throughout the year, KARM hosts several events to help fund ministry needs. KARM receives no federal, state, city or United Way funding and, therefore, is dependent upon the generosity of donors and supporters to help us care for those we serve.

Other KARM events are our community “give back” opportunities, where we serve the broader East Tennessee community. These events include Baskets of Hope Thanksgiving food distribution and our Coats for the Cold giveaway.

KARM Events

Thank you for your interest in KARM events. Click the buttons below to learn more about each event.

Dragon Boat Festival is a fun, family-friendly event where dedicated participants and sponsors raise money to support homeless men, women and children in our community. As the largest dragon boat event in East Tennessee, it’s an amazing experience and is a fantastic opportunity for your company, church, friends and family to come together and raise important funds to help the most vulnerable in our area while building camaraderie and having fun. Each registrant receives a fundraising page to personalize, where their supporters can make contributions toward the paddler’s and/or team’s goal.

Please click the button below to learn more about KARM’s Dragon Boat Festival, or call Yvonne Key at (865) 633-7653.

Hope Rising

A few folks have asked, “Why did you change the name and format of KARM’s fall event?” Well, we’re glad you asked! You see, we believe HOPE is woven into the very “fabric” of KARM’s ultimate goal “to usher the homeless, poor and needy into the presence of God.”  Only in the presence of God can real and lasting HOPE be found. Our HOPE is for God’s healing, restoring HOPE to be rekindled in the lives of our guests and their families. Our longing is for a “Hope Rising” across our beautiful city.

Radiothon

For more than 10 years, NewsTalk 98.7 has partnered with Knox Area Rescue Ministries to tell the KARM story to its listeners. Radiothon also helps KARM raise vital funds to provide food, shelter and other life-giving services to the Knox area’s homeless and most vulnerable. Check back soon for information about the 2019 Radiothon!

All KARM events depend heavily on volunteer participation. Click the button below to learn more about volunteering at KARM.

Community Give Back Events

Are you a restaurant or retail store looking to donate a percentage of your sales? How about hosting a tailgate … dinner party … concert … etc., for your colleagues or friends, and ask them for a donation to KARM? Are you hosting an event or promotion in which you’d like to contribute a portion of your proceeds to KARM? Would you be willing to collect cash donations to help the homeless, hungry and hurting? For us to learn more about your idea and how we can help, please click the button below.

For Community Give Back Events questions, contact Yvonne Key at (865) 633-7653 or click the button below.

Are you interested in a drive for goods or gift-in-kind items (i.e., water, socks, toiletries, etc.)? Please click the button below for more information.

To organize a donation drive for KARM Stores, contact Evan Crass at (865) 456-3978 or click the button below.

For Community Give Back Events questions, contact Yvonne Key at (865) 633-7653 or click the button below.

Are you interested in a drive for goods or gift-in-kind items (i.e., water, socks, toiletries, etc.)? Please click the button below for more information.

To organize a donation drive for KARM Stores, contact Evan Crass at (865) 456-3978 or click the button below.