Piccolina is proud to announce we are partnering with NGO and National Cares Mentoring! 100% of the net proceeds of our most recent Black Lives Matter t-shirt and art print will be donated to alleviating intergenerational poverty among African Americans.Shop Now
Meet the designer
About Erin Robinson
Erin Robinson is a fashion designer by trade whose career has spanned over twenty-five years in the corporate design business. The majority of those years were spent designing children’s apparel for brands such as Gap, OshKosh, Sears and The Children’s Place. She is also a trained fine artist from Parsons School of Design and the Corcoran School of Art.
Her global travels reignited her creative energy, allowing her to move in another design direction. She was inspired by the many beautiful and diverse women in Brooklyn whose decorative hair looked more like art.Learn more about Erin
About National Cares
Transforming the lives of Black children by inspiring, recruiting and mobilizing masses of caring Black men and women to mentor and nourish, challenge and champion them.
Founded in 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as Essence CARES, while Susan L. Taylor was chief editor of Essence magazine, it is the mission of National CARES Mentoring Movement to transform the lives of Black children by inspiring, recruiting and mobilizing masses of caring Black men and women to mentor and nourish, challenge and champion them.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, National CARES has taken advantage of its unique position as an organization deeply rooted in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the virus and deepened its programming. Recent achievements include uninterrupted delivery of its programming by moving it to online platforms and deliberately strengthening community connections to ensure better wellness outcomes. Beginning March 19, National CARES launched a 15-week series of virtual community wellness gatherings, creating a space for healing and sharing of coping techniques to ground our participants in wellness practices. The series provided the much-needed support and culturally anchored compassionate spaces that Black Americans were seeking as they were burdened by the impacts of the pandemic.
Donate to National CARES
Want to support this organization’s amazing work? Make a tax deductible donation to National CARES!Donate