Logo: a bunk bed inside a heart. Below it, text reads "More Than a Bed Foster and Adoptive Resource Center"

520-428-5280

morethanabed@gmail.com

Tue | Thur | Fri | 1st & 3rd Sat
8:30 am -1:30 pm

520-428-5280

morethanabed@gmail.com

Tue | Thur | Fri | 1st & 3rd Sat
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Our Mission

To provide essential items to foster, kinship and adoptive families for the children in their homes including those in a congregate care setting, because every child deserves to be valued. 

Our Vision

To inspire the community to get involved in the life of a foster child, support the families providing care, encourage new families to become licensed and existing families to remain licensed. 

Our Goal

To lessen the financial burden for the caregivers and to make sure every child has the essentials they need.

Our Purpose

-Provide resources and support to the families we serve

-Connect foster, kinship and adoptive families throughout the community

-Strengthen the families resolve to provide a safe and loving home for the children

Support your local foster children and their foster parents

Join our Team

We are continuously seeking dedicated people to join our team! Please email your resume to morethanabed@gmail.com 

Non-Discrimination Policy

More Than a Bed (MTaB) complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of and does not exclude people because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

We are here to provide support and resources that contribute to the promotion of the welfare of the foster, kinship and adoptive community including those children in a group home setting, because every child deserves to be valued.  

Executive Director & Founder

Grace Stocksdale

After running her own recruiting business in Manhattan, Grace returned to Tucson in 2007, joined New Life Bible Fellowship and began coordinating the Helping Hands Ministry. As a result, she became acquainted with foster families within New Life and the foster care system which all led to this point. God’s Word tells us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans to give us hope and a future.

Our Team

Carol Abrahamson
Admin Assistant
Pamela Kenney
Household/Toys
Lori Thomas
Second Sort Supervisor
LeeEtta Jungblom
Shoe Room Supervisor
Lara Iacobucci Paris
Director of Development
Matthew Palmer
Finance
Yvonne Bohan
First Sort
Henry Leahy
Warehouse Assistant
Casey Baker
IT/Communications Manager

Board of Directors

Jessica Graves, ESQ

Jessica is a double Wildcat, having graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and J.D. from The University of Arizona. Jessica and her sister were both adopted as infants, Jessica from Korea and her sister from China. However, it was not until their brother joined the family at age 8 from foster care, that her interest in child welfare was spurred. Jessica is privileged to be able to help build forever families as an adoption attorney. It was her history, her family’s history, and her passion to help children which brought her to More Than a Bed. 

Jon Reardon, MSW, LCSW, MBA

Jon has been a proud MTaB board member since 2018.  In his career serving children, families, and adults through providing mental health and substance use treatment services, Jon has had the honor of working with many children and families involved in kinship, foster placement, or adoption.  Jon has been providing mental health services since graduating with a BS in psychology from the Penn State University in 1994.  Jon went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude at both the Arizona State University with a Master of Social Work as well as at the University of Arizona with a Master of Business Administration.  Jon currently works at a community health center, MHC Healthcare, as the Chief Behavioral Health Officer.  Jon has lead the delivery of quality mental healthcare services to the community members of southern Arizona served at MHC since 2012.
A woman in a striped shirt smiles in front of a red backdrop

Jody Bunch

Jody had a career as a secretary when she met and married a man with full custody of his two small children. Day care issues led her to resign her position and become a full-time mom. Blended family challenges were surprising for all but love prevailed. Jody has always had a heart for the underdog, especially children. Supporting foster, kinship and adoptive families in various capacities has been rewarding, and she finds serving on the Board of Directors fulfilling.

Eli Bunch

Prior to marrying his wife Jody, Eli was a single father of two small children. Raising their family, they felt that they also grappled with many of the same struggles as the foster families served by More Than a Bed.  After a 45-year career, the past 17 as a consultant leading corporations in new business acquisitions, Eli is now dedicated to pursuing a vocation of significance, focused on meeting the needs of children and families in foster care.

Kelly Meltzer

Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. She is a licensed certified public accountant who has spent 18 years with BeachFlieschman in the firm’s nonprofit taxation services group. She also spent two years as the CFO of Arizona’s Children Association. Kelly specializes in tax planning and compliance for nonprofits.

Rufus Tamayo

I come from a large family and was the first one to graduate from the university. I place my center on my Faith in Jesus, Family, Country and Community. As a Christian I am commanded to love God, honor my parents (family) and help those who cannot help themselves. 

To this end I was a Boy Scout, Combat US Marine, retired from Law Enforcement, Court Appointed Special Advocate for neglected and abused children in Pima County and currently sit on the board for More Than a Bed. I am also a member of a philanthropic worldwide fraternity, Epes Randolph Lodge. None of this would have been possible without the love and devotion of my wife, Debbie. 

We have four adult children and eight grandkids. As anyone can see we are family centered and have devoted our lives to the success of family. Decades ago, we decided to share our Faith with the needy and poor, as God would have it. The emphasis is on children that suffer the most as their misfortune was not an act of their own.

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