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Our Mission
We serve Christ in humility, simplicity and charity. The mission of Ladies of Charity Knoxville is to provide emergency assistance to those in need.


LOC bldg with signSince our Knoxville beginnings in wartime 1942 and through the nearly 75 years since, the Ladies of Charity (LOC) has consistently addressed the immediate/emergency needs of the underserved, unemployed and underemployed people in the Knoxville area, regardless of race, creed, color, or country of origin.

In 2015, nearly 27,000 individuals were provided LOC’s services. Our services include: providing food, clothing, newborn layettes, new housing/apt startup kits, personal care and hygiene items and kerosene for heating fuel; providing financial assistance for medication, utilities, and rent. These offerings are available Monday-Friday and our clients’ needs are skillfully and compassionately discerned by our Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) interviewers and EAP Manager.

We rely heavily upon our wonderful volunteers who support our Emergency Assistance Pantry and Thrift store daily to serve the needs of the community. In 2015, over 485 volunteers donated about 33,000 hours of service! Please go to our Thrift Shop page to learn more about our store.


“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa