The guiding scripture of Mission Robstown is:
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33
Mission Robstown, founded on June 7, 2014 by Carolyn Gallman provides free food and clothing for those in need. Currently they serve 30 to 40 individuals per week. Their clients consist primarily of the elderly, the disabled, single parents, and those that are homeless or near homeless; all on fixed incomes. Prayer is encouraged and readily available for those who want it; but sharing the Christian faith of Mission Robstown is not required to receive food, clothing, or counseling assistance. There are also an assortment of household items and appliances available for those in need as well.
Their hours of operation are every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Bible Study that meets every Thursday from Noon to 1 p.m. led by Priscilla Quintanilla that is open to anyone that would like to attend. Mission Robstown is located at 329 E. Main Street, directly across from the HEB parking lot. They rely exclusively on donations from local businesses, churches, and individuals. If you wish to donate non-perishable food items, clothing, or household items, you can do so in person every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1 pm. Financial donations can be made by mailing your contribution to: P.O. Box 206, Robstown, TX. 78380. Since Mission Robstown is a registered non-profit charitable organization, all financial donations are tax deductible. If you need to arrange special hours to make donations, simply phone 361-549-8029.
Currently, Mission Robstown is in dire need of money to repair their roof. Jesse Morales of Morales Roofing, Inc. estimates the cost of repairing all the tears and leaks of the roof to be $35,000.00 to $40,000.00. Mr. Morales is not in a financial position to donate all his work, but is attempting to persuade suppliers to do so; but cannot guarantee it. So far, there have not been any leaks or damage to the thrift store portion of this 13,600 sq. ft. building, “but the condition of the roof is so precarious, it is only a matter of time,” according to Mr. Morales. Right now, this is the most pressing need of Mission Robstown.
To receive food, clothing, and/or household items from Mission Robstown, is a quick and simple process. Simply show up any Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and fill out a single sheet questionnaire and wait no longer than ten to fifteen minutes to be interviewed by one of Mission Robstown’s volunteer counselors. If you are in need of prayer, it will be immediately provided to you in the interview process.
The Mission statement of Mission Robstown is, “To make a great impact in the community by providing help that will improve the quality of life for those in need. This will be accomplished by helping the whole person with necessities such as food, clothing, counseling, and spiritual guidance.”
Once the roof is repaired, Ms. Gallman wants to expand the services of Mission Robstown to include job-search assistance and drug counseling. “One substance abuser in a family generally affects the whole family,” Ms. Gallman stated. In addition, Ms. Gallman is praying to end up with enough donations and volunteers to stay open more than one day per week to fill the needs of Robsown’s community. Ms. Gallman passionately believes that “when people give of their time, talents, and resources to Mission Robstown, they can count on receiving as much joy as those that are receiving help.”