Published Feb. 15, 2016  KVOA    Written By Anthony Victor Reyes

New program aims to help kids in crisis with books


A new program aims to help children affected by something tragic with books.  Books to the Rescue teams up with local law enforcement to fill duffel bags full of books and stuffed animals, and hand them out to kids in crisis. The program aims to help kids through tragic incidents, including car accidents and domestic violence situations.  "The child is focused on the book, or the coloring, or stuffed animal rather than what is going on with the adults while they are being questioned," said Program Director Jennifer Dillon.  Books to the Rescue has partnered up with Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Tucson Police Department. The program said they will be in fire departments as well. For more information, visit tucsonbookstotherescue.org or find them on Facebook at Books to the Rescue – Pima County.

Published on Jan 2, 2016       Keaton Thomas with Kgun 9
One group in Tucson is looking to make lives easier on kids who are affected by a traumatic situation. Books to the Rescue is working with Tucson police and Pima County Sheriff's deputies to put bags filled with books in patrol cars so officers and deputies can give them to kids after an incident.