MORE THAN A BED

Tucson, AZ   |  morethanabed.org

Mission

To support foster, kinship and adoptive families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs.

Notes from the nonprofit

More Than a Bed is continuously coming up with new strategies to further assist the foster, kinship and adoptive families for the children in their homes - because Every Child Deserves to be Valued. Right now we have a 5000sf building that houses clothing, shoes, toys, diapers, baby equipment, cribs, toddler beds, bunk beds and twin beds for the children. We are bursting at the seams and currently looking to expand our warehouse so we can better serve the foster and adoptive community.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Grace Stocksdale

Main address

3637 North 1st Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

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EIN

47-1660757

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The biggest issues we have are acquiring enough volunteers to run the warehouse effectively, plus 'staff' the annual children's events and expanding our warehouse. The foster crisis is increasing and the needs of the children and their guardians need assistance. We must expand in order to provide what is needed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

MTaB Marketplace

This is a closed Facebook page for foster & adoptive families to exchange items and information among themselves, helping each other.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

MTaB offers childcare 2x per year so that the foster parents can have a well-deserved, infrequent night out. We entertain approximately 135 children ranging from infants to age 16 for 5 hours at a local church's youth facility.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide beds, cribs, clothes, shoes, toys and household items free of charge to all qualified foster, kinship and adoptive families and the children in their home. By providing support, our hope is to strengthen the resolve of the foster parents to provide safe and loving homes to these displaced children, provide a smoother transition for the child, and make the child fee valued.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Five tutors donate their time and expertise twice per week to help six children in areas of math and reading. The children range from age 7 to 17. Each child has showed definite improvement over the summer and school year performance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Qualified Foster Care Organization 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Events: Parents Night Out, Christmas Event, Golf Fundraiser

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 / 2021 was difficult with all the COVID restrictions

Number of children served in foster care.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new families each month.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 / 2021 was difficult for the families to shop due to COVID

Number of counties where families came from to visit the warehouse.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pima: 2294. Cochise: 25. Pinal: 38. Maricopa: 13. Santa Cruz: 21. Greenlee: 1.

Number of beds (cribs, toddler, twin and bunk) purchased.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cribs: 88. Toddler Beds: 56. Twin Beds: 246. Bunk Beds:36.

Number of bags of clothing children received?

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of toys children received.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of carseats given to families.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of undwear or diapers given to familes for their children.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Diaper packs: 1193. Underwear packs: 504

Pairs of shoes given to children.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2665 pairs of shoes.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

MTaB Parents Night Out

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We continuously reach out to the university, churches and civic groups promote volunteerism.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Giving Without Measure

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

First to make sure that every child has a bed, clean clothing, and self respect. To get the community involved in these children's lives to help them have a chance to be all they can be. To help the foster parents navigate the foster care system and partner with a variety of support agencies. Perhaps with our help more families will consider fostering; perhaps with our help current foster parents will remain in the foster care system. And finally to acquire funding to develop programs for needs not currently met.

Our strategy is to reach out to every business, church and organization within the city of Tucson in order to raise awareness of the current foster care crisis. There is much to accomplish, to change and we need to keep talking, keep asking for help.

The entire More Than a Bed team is passionate and committed. As we clear one hurdle we focus on the next and the next and the next. It is important to keep our vision so that we strive to accomplish the next step. We continue to attract new talent and businesses who are interested in helping us pursue our vision.

We started out 7 years ago serving 5 families and offering them clothes out of 2 storage bins. In 2018 we served over 800 families and 2200 children. We put on an annual event called 'Parents Night Out' where we entertain and feed 135 children for five hours while their guardians go on a date night. December we host a Christmas event where the children come to pick out new toys, goodies and talk to Santa. March/April we host our annual Golf Fundraiser that is a celebration of those who support More Than a Bed. Our biggest accomplishment to date is that we moved in to a new 5000sf warehouse which allows us to serve our families more effectively and offer a larger selection of clothes, shoes, toys, beds and household items.

My desire is to partner with other organizations so that we can provide an education program. Many of these children are so far behind in education that they feel beaten. We need to provide a means for them to thrive - to develop self esteem - to be successful despite their circumstances.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Families

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MORE THAN A BED

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Grace Stocksdale

More Than A Bed

Term: 2014 -

Sulee Edwards

Hands on Customer Service Training Institute

Paul Mueller

The Groundskeeper/Greater Texas Landscapes

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/27/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/27/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.