You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.

Knoxville Pays It Forward receives no government funding and relies on fundraisers and donations to continue to help individuals in need in the Knoxville area. If you can help financially, please consider making a donation. 

Kroger Community Rewards is a way you can support KPIF by just doing what you normally do. Register your Kroger shopping card, and Kroger will donate a percentage of your total bill to KPIF every time you shop. This will not change your fuel points you earn.

To enroll go to: or click the link below. Sign In if you already have an account or click "Create Account" if you do not have one. Click "Enroll Now" and then enter organization number: 53169 . Choose Knoxville Pays It Forward and hit "Enroll". You must re-enroll every year.


other ways to help

  • Assisted 101 families
  • Assisted 163 children
  • Assisted 36 babies with diapers, formula, etc.
  • Set up 12 full baby nurseries
  • Provided relief for 24 fires
  • Set up 41 apartments/houses with furniture
  • Gave 93 crisis boxes
  • Gave Christmas gifts to 76 women and children
  • Gave 300 bags (over 500lbs) of pet food to the elderly
  • Donated 13 coats, socks, scarves, gloves, and 50 hygiene packs to Lost Sheep
  • Delivered a 12 foot box truck full of relief supplies to Gatlinburg fires within less than 24 hours
  • Provided debris removal and supplies to Athens Tornado Victims
  • Over 200 hygiene packs and 20 sweats and t-shirts donated to Children's Hospital
  • 10 coats, blankets, gloves, hats, and scarves given to homeless Vets
  • Cases of adult diapers donated to Assisted Living Centers

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support KPIF every time you shop, at no cost to you. After you sign up, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to KPIF.

To enroll go to: or click the link below. Sign into your amazon account. Select Knoxville Pays It Forward as your organization, and that's it!

KPIF 2016 Yearly Service SUMMARY

Outreach Programs


Crisis isn't seasonal. This is why our year-round clothing, household products, and diaper drive gets so much attention. Devote an a few hours to stocking or sorting our resource center and see first-hand the local families we help daily.

We strive to help individuals or families in the Knoxville area who find themselves in a crisis due to no fault of their own.

KPIF is losing it's warehouse. We are currently in need of a new warehouse or storefront space. We are also in need of diapers, household cleaning products, and hygiene products. 

Our Mission


Join Us

  • Diaper & Formula Bank 
  • Household Crisis Baskets​
  • Furniture and Housewares
  • Hosting Fundraisers 
  • Annual Kibble Bowl 

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