Mobile Resource Center

Mobile Resource Center

Second Saturdays • 11:00am-1:00pm (10:30am for those loading the bus)
Fourth Ave. UMC
(Fourth and St. Catherine)

Our Mobile Resource Center provides resources to guests at Fourth Avenue UMC’s Open Door Community Ministry. We load up the St Paul bus and distribute new underwear, socks, and t-shirts, gently-used shoes and clothing, hygiene items, and bottled water to those in need. So far, we have served approximately 85-100 people at each event.


WE NEED YOU! We need at least 14 volunteers at each Mobile Resource Center for it to run as smoothly as possible.

Volunteers will help with set-up and tear-down, as well as distributing our resources to Open Door’s guests. We also need a few volunteers to help load and unload the bus before and after the event.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please sign up here:

Sign Up!

Based on our first few events, we’ve determined some the items that were popular or most needed. The following items can be dropped off in the Resource Center bins in the Family Life Center lobby or the elevator lobby in the main building.

To make your donation shopping a little easier, you can purchase from our wish lists, which will ship the items directly to the church:

Visit our Amazon Wish List here.

Visit our Dollar Days Wish List here.

Items we typically need at our Mobile Resource Center include the following (some of which can be found in the wish lists above):

New solid colored men’s and women’s t-shirts, all sizes

Men’s and women’s sturdy shoes and boots

Long-sleeved men’s shirts and sweatshirts in all sizes

Jackets and Coats (both men’s and women’s)

Baseball caps


Individually-wrapped quality toothbrushes

Toothpaste and dental floss

Disposable razors

Body soap (bar soap) 

Shampoo and Conditioner (both travel size and full size are useful)