Jypsea CEO, Meca McKinney, Teams with Habitat for Humanity to
Create a 5-Week Design “Camp” for Kids

WILLINGBORO, NJ—MAY 4, 2011—New Jersey-based accessory designer, Meca
McKinney of Jypsea ~Eclectic Handcrafted Leathergoods
(, announced that she is teaming with Habitat for
Humanity to teach a five-week intro-to-design class for kids.  Taking
place in Trenton at the Habitat for Humanity Recreation Center
(located at 601 North Clinton Avenue), the 5-week class takes place on
Tuesday evenings. The first class took place on May 3rd.

Each class session is two hours long. Meca works personally with
students to learn basic patternmaking, leather cutting, the use of
hand tools, and design techniques such as appliqué and making fringe.
Over the course of the 5-week session, Four projects will be
introduced which can be completed with the allotted class period.
Participants will be able to make memorable, lasting gifts for their
parents—just in time for the holidays with Mother’s Day in May and
Father’s Day in June.

Habitat for Humanity of Trenton works with members of the city’s
community to build affordable housing and to create healthy vibrant
and self-sufficient communities. In addition to constructing homes,
Habitat for Humanity works with volunteers and professionals alike to
bring classes and other programs to enrich the city of Trenton.

For more information about joining Meca McKinney’s class, call
609.393.8009 or visit