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.

Still time to purchase your tickets for the Benefit dinner and we are super excited to announce we will be presenting bags to a NEW department City of Mesa Police Department will be receiving 20 bags to start Make sure to join as as we present to our 29th department across the state It's a family friendly event - we will have a kids craft our Phoenix family, supporters and friends - we are excited to announce that are hosting a benefit dinner at the American Legion Pablo J. Cortez Post 26 Mesa, AZ that will be catered by AZBarbeque Catering. Some items we have for the raffle so far.....- Kendra Scott - Bisbee Breakfast Club gift card- Odysea Aquarium tickets- Raising Canes - BBQ Gift Basket- Wine Gift Basket - Whiskey Basket - Desert Botanical Gardens family passPurchase tickets: (It may say Pasta for a purpose, we have changed the menu)Or check out our events page at ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to YOU in the community-we were able to purchase 59 bilingual/spanish books with the last bookfair proceeds yesterday We walked away with 3 bags fuuuullll of books that were donated through our wishlist we had on the table What a beautiful sight of seeing the community come together and helping SABH get books for our first responders #bookfair #nonprofit #givingback #community #LiteracyMatters #forthechildren #childrensbooks #staylocal ... See MoreSee Less
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We have take home color yourself bookmarkers ready for your little ones ... See MoreSee Less
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In the News

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!