Children’s Author Teams Up with Kids & Adults for Children’s Hospital To Spread Joy With a Book Drive

/ December 2, 2023

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴!. Local children’s author teams up with authors, kids and adults — globally in her call to action initiative to spread joy with a book drive donated to her charitable partner Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Donation Book Drive for Children’s Hospitals. Kids at Children’s Hospitals

Children’s Author Teams Up with Authors Globally for Children’s Hospitals Outreach 

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

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴!

It is always a great time to give the joy of reading to kids.  Many children at Children’s Hospital of Orange County can enjoy a new book they can read over and over again.  So far we have over 500 children’s books and more are on the way thanks to the collective efforts of people like you.

And because kids are always at the hospital, there is no deadline.  We will keep collecting books and giving to Children’s Hospital of OC.  We are making our first book delivery Monday, December 14, 2020 and then the end of December.  Come back here for updates! And will continue on as the public gives!

IMPORTANT: If you choose books from the Amazon wish list below, when you check out, it automatically has Lisa’s mailing address for the books saved and it automatically sends it to her. So YOU DON’T need to put this part in.  Do put in a free note (saying it’s from you though):

kids donating books for childrens hospitals

Need Ideas on Books to Share – click on our Amazon Book Wish List

The driving force and motivation behind this initiative and book drive is to provide a fun, educational opportunity for children in this local hospital as well as children in all hospitals to read and be celebrated. ~Author, Lisa Caprelli

Please consider donating a new book and share in the magic of giving. What is your favorite book you had as a child?  Share the magic of reading with a child with our holiday book drive!  If you are a children’s author, you, too can share your story for a kid! Things continue to look differently as we work through the difficulties of this time. We realize that flu season approaches and COVID-19 restrictions remain.

“Lisa places an emphasis on building an interactive and supportive community when it comes to Unicorn Jazz TM and friends.  Her messages to spread kindness and literacy makes children of all ages overjoyed.” ~Tara Ackaway, Publicist


Click to Watch the 12 Days of Christmas – 100% proceeds go to CHOC



Unicorn Jazz and friends sees that this children’s book drive can grow a system that can be duplicated city by city.  For hospitals and classrooms that have “virtual tour” capabilities, we can accommodate this, too!  

“Before the Pandemic, when doing in person storytimes and songs for the kids at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, an average of 50% of the kids were Spanish speaking.  Therefore, our ask has been to give English and Spanish books for the kids this holiday season.” ~Lisa Caprelli

Join the Unicorn Jazz & Friends Donation Book Drive today!

If you donate 5 or more books, we will make  you a *CUSTOM GRAPHIC image to SPREAD THE JOY OF GIVING. (Come back to this page for the updates) We request that the FIRST ROUND OF holiday donations be mailed on or before December 10 so that we have adequate time to sort and share the new book gifts as requested by the children’s hospital.  We are also collecting a second round of books to be delivered at the end of December for other children who will be spending it at the hospital

In these uncertain times, community support is more important than ever. As a non-profit hospital, CHOC relies on your support to go above and beyond for patients and families. CHOC treats over 150,000 children annually, regardless of their ability to pay.

Many kids at children’s hospitals are isolated.  Imagine the joy that just one book can impress upon a child.  Please donate a brand new book to be distributed before Christmas time.

Donation Book Drive for Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Unicorn Jazz team is accepting brand new paperbacks or hardcovers. Books donated should be for children of all ages for CHOC.  Mail on or before December 10, 2020.

They will all be dropped off directly to Children’s Hospital of Orange County by Lisa Caprelli. Simply mail, unwrapped book(s) (It can be directly from Amazon)

Lisa Caprelli and the Unicorn Jazz team will sort and take photos of all the books we deliver to CHOC.

We have made special arrangements to deliver books all at once per CHOC guidelines.


We continue to focus on impacting children in a positive way. Leading and growing with other children’s authors globally, our special and engaged Facebook group: Books for Children Collective, with over 4,600 members!

A special thanks to Facebook group, BOOKS FOR CHILDREN COLLECTIVE.  Its leaders are very dear to us. We appreciate their cooperation with their own children’s books by children’s authors:  Natalia Sepulveda, Tom Story, Kim Ann, Misty Black, Karthik Sekar, Cazzy Zahursky, Yesenia Rodriguez, and Lisa Caprelli.


This book drive and give initiative, is one that we’d like to continue in the event an author or supporter reading this does not have the resources to donate books now but would like to in the future.

There are many new children’s authors who are just now beginning their books or who are waiting for a publishing date and would want to participate in 2021.  We encourage you to contact us to continue this book drive give.


To raise awareness for Children’s Hospitals, author, Lisa Caprelli created the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS song.  Its original new music video with fun lyrics for kids to sing along to will debut December 2020.

At first, we were hoping to get 12 kids, each to sing a verse of the song.  We are overjoyed that we had the enthusiasm from 24 kids who donated their time, talent and voices.

Even though, we are in COVID times, that did not stop the 24 kid singers.  They all successfully recorded, sang, and share a beautiful greeting for kids.  t is for kids who are isolated at all children’s hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Here is a sneak peak preview and holiday messages by a few of the talented kids, leading with Winter Donnelly:

Children’s author teams up with authors globally for children's hospitals 12 Days of Christmas Song and Music Video

Thanks to the collective help of Leorah Haberfield from Shine Theatre Arts Project, and the Unicorn Jazz Team, 24 kids have come together to sing, cheer, clap and dance to celebrate holiday cheer!

Beyond the magic of books for children

Unicorn Jazz has partnered with CHOC to raise funds for Child Life. Give while you shop! When you purchase any plush toy or book from this website, Unicorn Jazz, we will give 15% profits back to CHOC Foundation.

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

Free holiday printable coloring pages are shared with all children. Click here to download free.

Donation Book Drive for Children's HospitalsLast year, 2019, the world could not have imagined how COVID-19 would change visits and such. We expect to surpass 2019’s book donations to CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY by 400%.

Unicorn Jazz in both English & Spanish – children’s hospitals can ask for all original videos for free downloads.

Here is a growing list of books we have free for hospital download and viewing for your children:


All our kid and family friendly THE THING I DO shows are available for free and accessible by contacting us on Instagram today.

For media relations related to this story or Unicorn Jazz’s outreach

Please contact: Tara Ackaway, Publicist Social Wise Communications, Tel: 732-575-0138

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