Back to School Book Donation Drive, Giveaways and Story Time Event

/ July 27, 2021

The Aaron Community Cultural Center (ACCC) is a non-profit organization that provides many helpful services to those in need, including shared housing, youth employment preparation, support groups, life skills coaching, and food distribution to individuals and families in need of groceries.

Unicorn Jazz Teams Up with ACCC for Free Back to School Book Donation Drive Story Time Event Plus School Supplies and Food Giveaways

Back to School Story Time Charity

Unicorn Jazz’s children’s author, Lisa Caprelli, will be presenting storytime and songs for the first annual ACCC back to school book donation drive on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at ACCC from 10am to 12pm.

Video Highlights of our Event:

How You Can Help and Get Involved:

To donate a new book, we created an Amazon Wish list  or write

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New books will be given to the first 100 elementary grade students at this ACCC event on August 7, 2021. If we raise more than 100 book donations, we will be excited to donate them to ACCC and some will also go to the orphanage – Shade Tree Children’s Home in Orphanage for its children’s library when we visit the kids again in October. 

We will share the progress and updates on our social media and this page!  Lisa Caprelli, along with other  children’s book author friends as well as community members and people of the Unicorn Jazz family will donate new books as part of the giveaway. 

Join our fun event as Lisa also hosts giveaways like:  free coloring book pages and free curriculum, activity pages and resources for parents, teachers and educators.

Emily Isabel singing for book donation drive charity event

Click here to learn more about Emily Isabel

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Children’s author teams up with authors globally for children's hospitals

In December Unicorn Jazz community donated over 350+ books to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  We are aiming to raise donations for 100+ books for our August giveaway and more giveaways for the local children.

Volunteers and members of ACCC have been extremely proactive since the pandemic to enhance their efforts, including working on having open beds in their Shared Housing area and obtaining sponsors to provide bed grants to mature focused college students, entrepreneurs, and transformational life individuals.

ACCC’s goal is to impact the Los Angeles West Athens Community

Another current goal for the ACCC is to purchase a 2-ton pickup truck for the purpose of transporting food to the pantry, as well as to have funds to pay for a driver and a driver assist.

Past ACCC events consisted of Holiday themes throughout 2020, such as a Halloween Candy Giveaway, a Turkey Giveaway, and a Christmas Food and Toy Giveaway combined with Toys for Tots and FedEx. The ACCC most recently hosted Grocery Outlet Drive-In Movie Nights that ran from February to April 2021.

Kid Actress, Broadway performer, Emily Isabel  will join us via Zoom to sing for our Back To School Event Storytime & Song!

Special Thanks to  the following book drive donation partners for their generous book donations:

Current and ongoing ACCC events include:

  • a “Grocery Outlet Independence From Hunger Campaign” running from June 23-July 31, 2021 out of Inglewood, CA, which can be visited at
  • a $100 Grocery Card Giveaway running online from June 30-July 30, 2021, at
  • Tuesday Food and Closet Giveaways from 9:30-11:00 AM.

Future Events:

We are excited to announce that Unicorn Jazz has teamed up with Andrea Harlin of ACCC as they team up with organizations to sponsor Back to School Backpack Giveaway taking place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Andrea Harlin, ACCC Founder

We at Unicorn Jazz have had the distinct pleasure of working with Andrea Harlin to make this next charitable event possible and as beneficial for many students going back to school this fall. Events such as these are important to Andrea as she worked many years as an educator in many fields, such as psychotherapy, family systems, wellness consulting, and gerontology.

She has helped many families with a wide array of special needs from infants, to adolescents and seniors with Alzheimer’s. Additionally, Andrea is the author of How To Have Fun With Homework and a Co-author in Step Into Your Vision.

Furthermore, Andrea is also verily passionate about helping individuals with their specific insurance needs. Andrea’s motivation for serving as an insurance broker is being able to assist and guide individuals whose needs are served at the Aaron Community Cultural Center (ACCC).

Back to School Story Time

For questions regarding ACCC events, Andrea Harlin can be contacted at 310-977-2053 or

unicorn jazz Donation Book Drive Storytime & Song Saturday, August 7, 2021

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