Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Giving Children Hope in Their Moment of Despair

by supporting the first responders who answer the call!

What We Do...


Southern Arizona Book Heroes volunteers placing books into duffel bags to distribute out to first responders to give to children in need. Having fun and staying motivated.

We fundraise & collect new reading books to reach the heart of a child (0-16) during a crisis.

We also accept donations of plush toys, coloring books, winter blankets, washi tape, stuffed animals, and more!


Tucson Policeman handing donated books to children in need.

We have provided duffels of children books to our local first responders and law enforcement.

Southern Arizona Book Heroes provides a community connection that builds a foundation for a trusted adult to comfort and positively impact kids through literacy beyond an emergency interaction.


Southern Arizona Book Heroes reading with first responders of the Tucson Police Department

We host various events & opportunities to bring the community together – We put the FUN in FUNdraising and Book drives.

We are always looking for sponsors, raffle prize donations and giveaways for swag bags.

"You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality"
- Walt Disney -

What The Younger Me Needed

Thirteen and taken from home - carrying trauma, confusion, and so many emotions...

Founder – Jennifer Turner-Jones – was just 13 years old when she was taken away from her family due to abuse. She was put into emergency shelter but really found solace in reading books.

About - Southern Arizona Book Heroes

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Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Southern Arizona Book Heroes stocks first responder vehicles with new children's books, coloring books, and plushies.

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Speaking at the Tucson Business Networking LLC Group and promoting Birdies 4 Books Golf Tournament ... See MoreSee Less
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As we continue to grow helping our First Responders by giving them childrens books to give to a child during a situation.... We have our 4th annual Birdies 4 Books Golf Tournament in two weeks and looking for golfers!!Register ... See MoreSee Less
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In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, enjoy this post from our guest, Sherry McClurkin, MS, former trauma therapist of over 10 years and now Coach for the hurting Christian woman. ----- It is my immense pleasure to support Southern Arizona Book Heroes (SABH) and to call attention to Mental Health at the same time. Those are related because the indirect mission of SABH is to lower the incidence of mental health issues in children and youth when first-responders are involved. The reasons for first-responder involvement are inconsequential. It’s simply about shining some light 🔦 into a child or youth’s life in moments of deep distress. I ask you right now to think of a time you felt helpless. Maybe it was not too long ago; or maybe it was in your childhood. Maybe it was something with a loved one. Maybe you felt your safety was at risk. Think of that time and feel that emotion just a bit 🌀Helplessness is deeply disconcerting; that sense of no choices, no voice, no way out, no safety. Helplessness cuts us to our core. Children/youth often experience helplessness when in situations that call for first-responders, with its mix of many emotions: scared, overwhelmed, fear of what might come next, loss. I bet it didn’t take you long to remember when you felt helpless; and I bet it wasn’t a pleasant memory. Those stick with us, especially when we’re a child or youth. Children/youth do not comprehend those experiences as adults do. The child/youth may be fundamentally changed, their mental health may be compromised, and they carry that into adulthood. That’s why SABH equipping first-responders to shine a little ray of sunshine 🌞 into those helpless moments is so vitally important. Thank you and Blessings, Sherry McClurkin, MS Christ-followerFormer Trauma Therapist 👐Compassionate Coach for the hurting Christian Woman I’d love to chat with you to understand your needs and how we might work together. 🟣 Use my Calendar link to set up our chat: ... See MoreSee Less
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Arizona nonprofit works with law enforcement to get books to vulnerable children

Your tax-deductible donation will touch the lives of even more children in the county.

If you have any questions about our 501(c)3 non-profit, or are interested in making a contribution through a business or organization, please contact us!