MORRISTOWN, NJ:  Although the 39th Annual Morristown CraftMarket has always been sponsored and run by the Kiwanis Club of Randolph to raise monies for local charities, the Randolph Kiwanis is not the only one raising monies for charity this year.   Sergio Burani, one of 160 artisans that will be participating in the show this weekend, will be raising money to support a charity that is near and dear to his heart.

A Man on a Mission

Sergio Burani, founder of Photos by Sergio, is a Travel Photographer who has a passion for capturing images of people and places all over the world.   After graduating from the County College of Morris with a degree in photo technology, Sergio had a desire to start his own business.  Having retired as a business executive that had traveled the world, he saw the need firsthand to help those less fortunate.  Sergio decided a philanthropic business was the direction he wanted to take.  He started looking for causes he could support and came across Africa Surgery, a not for profit that was founded by Tom Johnson.

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Africa Surgery

Africa Surgery is a non-profit organization that uses 100% of its donations to provide health care and surgical services to needy children and adults in Sierra Leone.  After spending time with Tom in Sierra Leone, Sergio knew Africa Surgery would be the charity he supported.  “The selflessness and good work of Tom Johnson under extremely difficult conditions is what led me to support Africa Surgery with my craft,” said Sergio.  To learn more about Africa Surgery, please visit their website at www.africasurgery.org.  This weekend, all sales from Photos by Sergio will be donated to Africa Surgery.  Sergio can be found in Booth 439.

About the 39th Annual Morristown CraftMarket

As you plan your upcoming weekend activities, please plan on stopping by the 39th Annual Morristown CraftMarket to support American made arts and crafts by over 160 artists in Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Wearable Fiber, Wood and more.  The show hours are Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Please visit our website at www.morristowncraftmarket.org for more information and a $2 coupon off $!0 admission.  Come show your support for American Made!

Additional events at the show

On Friday, we are having an Opening Night Reception where we are selling $10 souvenir glasses with two drink tickets redeemable for wine or beer in the Courtyard of the show.  We are having a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Jersey Battered Women’s Service.  Stop by the Randolph Kiwanis Booth 604 to enter.  We are again this year partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey by collecting gently used clothing item donations.