More Than A Bed started with a few individuals who saw a need to help support and provide for Tucson’s foster families. What started in 2014 with a handful of volunteers, a few storage pods full of clothing, and 5 foster families to serve, has now grown to a 5,000 square foot warehouse, 2 full-to-the-brim storage pods and 20+ regular volunteers. In 2018, MTaB served over 700 families and thousands of children.
MISSION: To support foster, kinship, and adoptive families and the children in their homes by providing for practical items.
We are always looking for kind volunteers
Yard Sale Shopping
Donation Pick-up and Delivery
Tutoring Children Ages 7-17 Years Old (Reading & Math)
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Board of Directors
Paul is the Director of Business Development with GR Financial Group LLC. Paul has lived in Tucson since 1999. He holds a B.A. in English from Concordia - New York and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Paul and his wife Donna, with their blended family of five children, were drawn to More Than a Bed by the group's energy and deep commitment to meeting the needs of the rapidly expanding foster child/family community in Arizona.
Jon Reardon, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health at MHC Healthcare since 2014. Jon holds a BS in Psychology from Pennsylvania State and a MSW from ASU. Jon is an effective team leader, strong analytical thinker with exceptional communication skills. He contributes direction, guidance and leadership to the MTaB board. Jon has previous experience as a social worker and a team lead for Trinity Foster Care in Riverside, CA.
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, which spurred her interest in child welfare. 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.
Diana Lonbeck, FIC
Diana grew up in So California, graduated from Cal State Fullerton. A mom of two young children and two dogs, she is a financial planner with Thrivent Financial who helps members blend faith, finances and generosity for over 100 years. She felt called to MTaB to help with doing God’s work to help the children in foster care.
Prior to marrying Jody, Eli was a single father of two small children. They raised their family and feel 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.
After running her own recruiting business in Manhattan, NY, 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.