We are happy to inform you that we have added More Than A Bed to our Community Partner list.
More Than a Bed’s mission reads: “To support foster families and the children in their homes by providing for practical needs”. We met with the founder, Grace Stocksdale last weekend, who like our own, Dick Swain, had an ‘Aha’ moment while volunteering with GAP Ministries (another one of our partners!). She realized that the needs were great in foster care, and that this was an area she could do something about.
Grace and a friend started with a couple of tables worth of donated goods, and it has now grown into an enterprise supporting foster families that are approved by the Arizona Department of Children Services and/or court ordered cases.
More Than A Bed is a 501(c)(3), and is an approved Arizona Tax Credit non-profit organization.
Last Saturday we had a tour of their warehouse facility that contains formula, diapers, baby equipment, clothing, shoes, books, toys, furniture, bikes and more. Very impressive! While we were there, a few foster families came by to shop and there were others who dropped off donations. The majority of the work is done by volunteers.
We will be making our first delivery to More Than a Bed next week – just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah!