The Piccolina Impact Fund
Giving back is core to the Piccolina mission. We tie our earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual sales to the Piccolina Impact Fund. Our Fund exists so we can work toward building a sustainable and just future for our children, and to make a difference in the communities that we touch.
Advances our mission to remain committed to social justice, equality and inclusion by directing funds to selected nonprofits.
Allows us to distribute funds to organizations that share our mission of empowering and educating children in need.
Enables our customers to get involved with the non-profit that speaks to them.
Meet our Partners
Each year, we allocate the fund to outstanding nonprofit partners who are carefully selected for their track records at empowering and educating children.
Helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 89 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. City Harvest helped start the food rescue movement in 1982 when a group of New Yorkers saw that New York City had an abundance of excess food even while a large number of its residents struggled to feed themselves and their families. We recognized the practical purpose that this surplus food could serve if directed to New Yorkers who needed it.
Girls Write Now
Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is New York's first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls. As a nationally respected leader in arts education, Girls Write Now breaks down barriers of gender, race and poverty, pairing underserved youth with professional women writers and digital media makers to build skills, networks and life long relationships that open doors and brighten futures.
Malala Fund was co-founded in 2013 by Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai. Through its Education Champion Network, the organization supports 58 education advocates in countries where girls face the biggest challenges to learning — Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
National CARES Mentoring Movement is a pioneering community-galvanizing movement dedicated to alleviating intergenerational poverty among African Americans. It offers Black children in low-income families and unstable communities the social, emotional and academic supports they need to unleash their potential and graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or vocational-training programs and 21st-century careers. We employ two primary strategies. The proven-effective, consciousness-shifting model, ideated and built by experts over a decade, unearths hope and resilience in our young living with trauma-causing impacts of poverty — homelessness, hunger, unrelenting violence, gravely under-resourced schools and overwhelmed parents and teachers. The traumatic stress children in poverty live with fuels mental illness and physical disease, including anxiety, depression, hypertension, substance abuse, obesity, violence and also the recent spike in suicide.
Step Up helps girls of color in underserved communities develop the skills, relationships, and access needed to graduate from high school as conﬁdent, college bound, career-focused women ready to join the next generation of female leaders. Founded in 1998 by Kaye Popofsky Kramer, Step Up is a national non-profit organization that serves women and girls across the country, with anchor programs in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City. Step Up believes that when all girls have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, our communities will be more just and will flourish.
To Date, We've Helped
Build 20 Schools
Educate 20 children
Feed 21,000 families