HSFA's Stitch it 2 'em Youth Development Program

Charity Name
Homeland Security Foundation of America

Charity Type

CFC Number

Cause Area


[Camera fades in to Kecia Mack, HSFA Stitch it 2’ Em program, who is seated in front of the classroom. At the bottom of the screen in black appears the title of the program and HSFA’s contact information, “Stitch it 2 ‘em | HSFA CFC#95916 www.hsfamerica.org 877.859.6850”]

[Kecia Mack]: Hi, I’m Kecia Mack. I am the instructor for Stitch it 2 ‘em. It’s a fashion designer program for the youth ages 4 to 18. This is something I want to give back to my community. And let these kids know that this is something you can carry on in your life. What’s very important to me. We are reading. They have math involved, social skills, and also the sketching part that’s involved with drawing and learning to sketch their own designs and creativity.

[Camera cuts to Connie Lerner, Vice President of HSFA, who is seated in her office.]

[Connie Lerner]: This is such a great program. It is amazing to see the kids at work. Child development is such an important part of our health and human services program.

[Camera cuts to Eric Brown, President, HSFA, who is standing in front of a library.]

[Eric Brown]: Seeing these young people go to class every week and study hard and learn, and then to see them go from there to the runway, it’s absolutely amazing.

[Camera returns to instructor Kecia Mack.]

[Kecia Mack]: I was in tears, looking at them and how far they came from day one.

[Fade out] to CFC’s “show some love” collage at the top with blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink circles each with “show some love” in white font. At the bottom of the screen in black above the contact information block is: Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) Office of Health and Human Services. Contributions to HSFA, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. A full and fair description of the Homeland Security Foundation of America and its financial statements are available on request.

[End of Video]