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August 2014

“Re-stock” Sunday

August 31, 2014

A collection of non-grocery products most in need at KRM. Examples include laundry detergent, bleach, glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant spray, toilet bowl cleaner, paper plates, bath soap and shampoo.

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February 2015

Silent Auction

February 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - February 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am

We are so excited for the first time ever there will be a Silent Auction this year for the Walk a Mile In My Shoes.  The quilt in the photo above is made by the ladies staying at Open Arms using past Walk Apparel.  The ladies have also written their favorite Bible Verses around the…

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August 2015

YES, We Can! – Early Collection

August 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 14, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

New for 2015 -  Thanks to many great community business partners - "Yes, We Can!" collection boxes have been placed around town to help collect canned food items before Sunday September 13th. LOOK for the Blue Boxes for "Yes, We Can!" and help the Mission by donating canned food items.  Businesses with boxes are: First…

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September 2015

Yes We Can

September 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Area youth will go door to door to collect canned food items to re-stock the pantries at the Kokomo Rescue Mission. The goal for “Yes, We Can!” is 11 tons of food. The items are used in meals for our public dining room, for the residents of our shelters, and for grocery orders. In 2014, KRM served 126,729…

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February 2016

Best Dressed Dog Competition

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

At the Walk a Mile In My Shoes event we have been noticing more dogs coming to this event.  This year we are encouraging you and your walk teammates to bring your dogs, dress them up, take a photo of them along the Walk Route and post them on your Facebook page using #KRMbestdresseddogs. TO…

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November 2016

Gift Wrapping for Red Ribbon Christmas

November 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - December 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

          Gift Wrapping is located at the GM Warehouse on East Boulevard across from Kohl's.  To sign up to help with gift wrapping please contact us at 765-456-3838. The schedule is listed below: Tuesday, Nov. 29th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (closed - full) Thursday, Dec. 1st from 6 p.m.…

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December 2016

“In Town” Delivery

December 21, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Red Ribbon Christmas "In Town" Delivery day is on Wednesday Dec. 21st this would include Howard, Carroll, and Tipton counties.  If you would like to volunteer to help with delivering Christmas boxes you would need the following: Large Vehicle (SUV, Truck or Van) At least one other person in the vehicle with you to help…

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May 2017

Employment Opportunity – Food Services Specialist

May 16, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Part-time Food Services Specialist: Be a part of a ministry team that provides a loving Christian atmosphere and nutritious meals to the public and residents who cannot afford to maintain cooked meals at home. Food Services Specialist (30 hours/wk): three years previous experience in food preparation preferred. must be ServSafe certified within three months of…

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Employment Opportunity – Merchandise Analyst

May 16, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Part-time Merchandise Analyst position: Join our retail staff in ministering to customers, volunteers, and residents as they prepare items for the store. Merchandise Analyst (30 hours/wk): previous experience in retail preferred. must be able to supervise people and work well with the general public. If interested, please fill out the APPLICATION and turn it into…

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Employment Opportunity – Warehouse Assistant

May 16, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Warehouse Assistant: Join our retail staff in ministering to customers, volunteers, and residents as they prepare items for the store. Warehouse Assistant (30 hours/wk) previous experience in retail preferred. must be able to supervise people and work well with the general public. To apply for this position please fill out the APPLICATION and turn in…

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Employment Opportunity – Truck Driver

May 16, 2017 - August 16, 2017

Part-time Truck Driver position:  Join our staff in ministering to donors, customers, volunteers, and residents while driving our truck to pick up donations. Truck Driver (20 hours/wk): must have a valid driver’s license and good driving history previous experience in driving a box truck preferred must be able to supervise people and work well with…

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November 2017

Gift Wrapping: 6 – 7:30 PM Nov 28 & 30, Dec 4, 5 & 7

November 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for Gift Wrapping... Location is at the GM warehouse - 2161 E. Boulevard - across the street from Kohl's (off of Boulevard almost to Goyer Rd). To sign up to help with gift wrapping please contact us at 765-456-3838. The schedule is listed below: Tuesday, Nov. 28th from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. …

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December 2017

“In Town” Delivery

December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Red Ribbon Christmas “In Town” Delivery day is on Wednesday Dec. 20th this would include Howard, Carroll, and Tipton counties.  If you would like to volunteer to help with delivering Christmas boxes you would need the following: Large Vehicle (SUV, Truck or Van) At least one other person in the vehicle with you to help…

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March 2018

5th Sunday April 29, 2018 – ‘Undy Sundy’

March 1 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 11:55 pm

The next “Fifth Sunday – Focus on the Mission” is Sunday April 29, 2018. This is a “Undy Sundy” Sunday and the Mission is requesting all sizes for school aged children of the following items: Socks T-shirts Panties/Underwear Boxers Briefs Organize a collection with your church, small group, co-workers or friends.  Items which are collected…

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Kitchen Manager

March 2 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm

Kitchen Manager Job Summary Kitchen Manager oversees all the operations of the dining ministry. Responsibilities and Duties Supervise and work out a schedule with members of the food services team to make sure that one member is here for each meal prepared. Coordinate duties and responsibilities (such as deep cleaning) with members of the food…

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Warehouse Assistant

March 2 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Warehouse Assistant Job Summary Warehouse assistant assists the Warehouse manager in all operations of the Care and Share Warehouse. This position of ministry works one on one with our resident men to establish good work ethics. Responsibilities and Duties Graciously accepting donations of merchandise encouraging the donor in his/her stewardship. Providing furniture, beds, and food…

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Director of Retail

March 14 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Director of Retail Job Summary Director of Retail oversees the management of retail store(s), merchandise analysis, and inventory distribution, and recycling program. Responsibilities and Duties Provide oversight and direction for Store Manager, Warehouse Manager, and Merchandise Analyst as needed. Train Store Managers, Warehouse Managers, and Merchandise Analyst to oversee all residents assigned for work duties…

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April 2018

Marcy’s Quilt Auction – Bids taken April 12- April 26

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 11:30 am

Marcy, a residential guest of Open Arms, made a quilt out of broken pieces of fabric.  She correlates this with her own spiritual life - where she felt like her life was broken into pieces and God mended her into a beautiful person.  She has chosen to give this quilt back to the Kokomo Rescue…

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Volunteer Appreciation Lunch April 26 @ 11:30AM

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Grace UMC, 219 W. Mulberry St.
Kokomo, 46901
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If you volunteered in 2017 or 2018 please join us for a volunteer appreciation lunch at Grace United Methodist Church (219 W. Mulberry St) on April 26, 2018 from 11:30-1:00PM.  Please join us as we want to let you know how much we appreciate you, your time and dedication. If you are a part of…

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July 2018

Beef Up the Mission

July 12

Each July, a favorite annual event is "Beef Up the Mission".  "Beef Up the Mission" started in 1989 with the help of WWKI Radio and White's Meat Market and quickly became an annual event.  Around the area at local 4-H Livestock Auctions, donors and friends of the Kokomo Rescue Mission purchase Steers and Hogs, and then tell the auctioneer "Send it to the…

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Back to School Shoes, Socks & Underwear Give Away

July 16 - July 20

The new school year is just around the corner, and we want every student to experience the joy of receiving a brand new pair of school shoes. The Rescue Mission, in partnership with Crossroads Community Church and other area churches, invites income-qualified members of the community to come “shop” for free back to school shoes for students K-12. Every qualified student will receive brand new shoes, socks, and underwear for the coming school year.

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Re-Stock Sunday – July 29, 2018

July 29 - August 6

For July 29, 2018, for "Re-Stock Sunday," we are requesting donations of the following items:

Bar Soap
Deodorant (men's & women's)
Shampoo (full size)
Conditioner (full size)
Toilet Tissue
Facial Tissue
Canned Fruit (#10 - industrial size would be helpful)

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September 2018

Yes, We Can! – Sept. 9, 2018

September 9

Area youth will go door to door to collect canned food items to re-stock the pantries at the Kokomo Rescue Mission. The goal for “Yes, We Can!” is 9 tons of food. The items are used in meals for our public dining room, for the residents of our shelters, and for grocery orders. In 2017 KRM served 126,107…

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November 2018

Red Ribbon Christmas Application Dates

November 7 - November 30

Information to Apply Kokomo Rescue Mission (321 W. Mulberry St.) Location Dates: Monday, November 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, November 30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  LAST DAY TO APPLY!! You will be denied for Christmas Assistance with KRM if you do…

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Thanksgiving Day Banquet 2018

November 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

At Grace United Methodist Church, a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be delivered to shut-ins at 10:00 am and dinner will be served at the church’s fellowship hall on Thanksgiving Day, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  If you or someone you know will need a Thanksgiving meal delivered to them (in the city limits of…

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Gift Wrapping

November 27 - December 6

This year, we are back at the TTC building on Boulevard and Goyer Road (see below)! To sign up to help with gift wrapping please contact us at 765-456-3838. The schedule is listed below: Tuesday, Nov. 27th from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  - FULL Thursday, Nov. 29th from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -…

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