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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Arizona nonprofit works with law enforcement to get books to vulnerable children

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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!