Our Needs

You can make a powerful, practical difference in the life of a person struggling with homelessness! Many guests arrive at our door without basic necessities most of us take for granted—a toothbrush, underwear, socks, etc.

Whether you order items from Amazon (see our Wish List) or other online retailers, just have them shipped to Mindy Rector, KARM, 418 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917.

If you want to deliver items to KARM, because of construction, please deliver them to our back entrance at 511 North Gay Street, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am to 5pm. Just ring the bell, and someone will meet you. Contact us at 865.673.6540 or by email at info@karm.org to schedule a drop off.

Our Amazon Wish List
  • Men’s & Women’s Underwear (All sizes – NEW please)
  • Adult Bladder Control Underwear (NO diapers please)
  • Toiletries, full- & travel-size (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.)
    *NO toothpaste please; previous donors have been overwhelmingly generous.
  • Disposable Razors
  • African-American Hair Care Products
  • Twin Sheets (Individual or Sets)
  • Large-Print Bibles (KJV and NIV are most requested translations)
  • KAT Bus Passes
  • Work Boots (All Sizes)
  • Washcloths
  • Facial tissues
  • Bottled Water
  • Reading Glasses (1-3 Power)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Lice Kits
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C And 9 Volt)
  • Latex Gloves
  • Travel Bags And Backpacks (no larger than 26” long, 16.5” wide, 6.25” deep)
  • Wheelchairs
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Eggs
  • Breakfast Meats (Bacon And Sausage)
  • Hot Dogs And Hamburger Patties
  • Fresh Fruits (Bananas, Oranges, Apples)
  • Coffee
  • Whole & 2% Milk
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cheese
  • Whole Potatoes
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • 8 or 9 oz. Plastic/Styrofoam Cups (400+ Required For Each Meal)
  • Styrofoam/Paper Bowls
  • Deodorant
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Tissue
  • Laundry Pods
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Latex Gloves
  • Coffee (regular & decaf)
  • Hair Care Products
  • African-American Hair Care Products
  • Sugar
  • GermX & Lysol
  • Body Wash
  • Bar Soap
  • Eye Liner
  • Mascara
  • Stamps & Envelopes
  • Razors
  • Panties
  • Socks
  • Denture Adhesive
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Paper Towels
  • Body Spray/Perfume
  • Spiral notebooks (college rule if possible)
  • Loose paper (college rule if possible)
  • Ink pens
  • Binders with dividers
  • Backpacks
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Sharpies
  • Dividers
  • Copier Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Paper Clips- all sizes
  • Markers
  • Batteries (AA & AAA)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers (adult & child)
  • Diapers
  • Alarm clocks