Founder - Jennifer Dillon - 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. She could get lost in any adventure her mind and imagination were brave enough to overcome. Jennifer's hope with Southern Arizona Book Heroes, is to help children through literacy like it helped her get through her own traumatic experience. From violent acts, to car crashes, to an ever-growing opioid epidemic - Southern Arizona Book Heroes™ (SABH) joins the frontlines with first responders giving comfort to our youngest & most vulnerable citizens. SABH provides resources that help treat children’s unseen injuries—their emotional wounds. SABH stocks first responders with new books & plushies to comfort, distract, and soothe traumatized children. Reading a book is just the first step in building a strong relationship with our youngest and most vulnerable citizens in our community. In supporting our first responders, it is our belief this program is our hope for future generations of this community to find comfort interacting with various emergency responders & in many capacities. Southern Arizona Book Heroes joins the front lines with first responders giving comfort to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. SABH stocks first responder vehicles with new children's books, coloring books and plushies to distract, comfort, and soothe traumatized children. Our program relies solely on donations from the community. Your tax deductible donation will touch the lives of even more children in the county.

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