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: www.smile.amazon.com or click the link below. Sign into your amazon account. Select Knoxville Pays It Forward as your organization, and that's it!

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

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

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

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Every year we partner with Knox County Office of the Aging Paws Program to assist seniors on a fixed income in the cost of feeding their pets through Operation Super Kibble Bowl. This year we are excited to join with our sponsor Two Men and a Truck! You can help simply by dropping off small bags, boxes, or cans of pet food to any of the convenient locations listed below. If you want to make a big impact have your own drive at your party, church, work, club, or gathering!

(For pet food assistance please contact Knox County Office On Aging.)

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:
www.krogercommunityawards.com 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.


KPIF 2016 Yearly Service SUMMARY

Super Kibble Bowl

Bring your pet food to any of the below locations