Community makes up who we are. As an association, our members and affiliates desire to invest in their communities: local, regional, state, and national. KAAR strives to provide opportunities and resources for our members to do just that.
The 8th Annual Habitat for Humanity Sporting Clays Tournament is March 24. With your help, the tournament will support Habitat for Heroes, Knoxville Habitat's program to build and repair homes for our local veterans. Volunteers are needed throughout the day. Volunteer by clicking the button below.
REALTORS are Good Neighbors
Every year, the National Association of REALTORS® hosts a week of volunteering as a part of their REALTORS® are Good Neighbors program.
This year, REALTOR® Volunteer Days are June 3-11, 2023. Projects to get involved with during Volunteer Days will be posted closer to date. To get an idea of what Volunteer Days looks like, you can view last years schedule shown below.
PADDLES UP! Join Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) in celebrating its 18th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on the Cove at Concord Park on Saturday, June 4, 2022. It's a great opportunity for you to make an impact in the lives of the least of these in our community.
Practice Week Volunteers – Tuesday, May 31, Wednesday, June 1st from 4:30-9pm. Helping teams on and off boats, tracking score of practice races.
Event Photographer (all shifts)
Kids area volunteers 12-4pm
Lunch Tent 10-2pm
Runners – bring teams to waterfront when it’s their turn to race 1-4pm
Unloaders (assist unloading teams vehicles and using golf cart to bring items to tents) 6-8am
Birdies for Backpacks
Since 2010, KAAR has supported the children of Youth Villages through the Backpack Heroes initiative. Over that time, KAAR's members have provided backpacks completely filled with school supplies for over 3,500 children. That totals over $175,000 in generous donations. Money for this program is raised through the Birdies for Backpacks Golf Tournament. You can read more about KAAR's involvement with Youth Villages HERE
Our 5th Annual Birdies for Backpacks Golf Tournament will be Friday, April 14, 2023 at Egwani Farms Golf Course. More information about the tournament and how to register will be provided closer to the tournament date.
Increasing Literacy with Little Libraries
In 2021, only 40% of Knox County students were reading on grade level by the third grade. The Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS partnered with Read City USA as a part of an October and November community involvement initiative.
KAAR members built 13 Little Free Libraries that were installed in the 12 county region that KAAR serves. Brokerages and agents sponsored the libraries and continue to monitor them, keeping them stocked and maintained.
Check out the article from KnoxTN Today: Jacobs Thanks KAAR for Reading Boost
This year (2023), KAAR is once again building Little Free Libraries that will be placed around our 12 county region.
Refugee Children Christmas Donations
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