What wonderful wares await at the Hopewell-Keroka Alliance’s ninth-annual large flea market? Now is also your chance to get a head start on spring cleaning and grab some great deals on a wide variety of items, all for a great cause.
The HKA’s sale will be on Sunday, March 25, from noon through 3 p.m., inside the cafeteria of Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS) in Pennington, NJ. Plan to grab a quick bite. Sandwich wedges, soft pretzels, home-baked goods, and hot and cold beverages will be available for purchase.
Donation deliveries will be gladly accepted by HKA volunteers on Saturday, March 24, from noon through 3 p.m.. HKA is accepted donated new or gently used household items, books, toys or clothing in good condition at the high school Please no holiday decorations, electronics, televisions or large furniture.
All net proceeds from this ninth flea market will benefit ongoing HKA health, education and infrastructure-improvement projects for residents of the Keroka area of southwestern Kenya in East Africa.
Founded in 2008 and jointly based in both Hopewell Valley, NJ, and Keroka, Kenya, the Hopewell-Keroka Alliance has raised more than $200,000 in its first 10 years. HKA is a Hopewell Township-based, all-volunteer, non-profit charitable organization, whose goals are to build an ongoing humanitarian and cultural bridge between the Hopewell Valley and Keroka communities and to improve health, education and infrastructure for residents of multiple small contiguous Kenyan villages over time. HKA New Jersey selects and manages its projects in collaboration with HKA Keroka, a sister non-profit organization comprised of community leaders and volunteers on the ground in Keroka, Kenya.
Funds raised during the flea market will go a long way toward promoting HKA’s planned “Three E’s” – Education, Enterprise and Empowerment – in the Keroka area over the coming decade. Last year’s flea market raised nearly $3,000 in net profit, and flea-market organizers hope to meet or exceed that amount this year. HKA gratefully acknowledges and appreciates the generosity of donors of goods, shoppers, and all the volunteers who will help make this year’s flea market a success.
Hopewell Valley Central High School is located at 259 Pennington-Titusville Road in Pennington. Ample free parking is available. Student volunteers will be available to help unload donations from vehicles March 24 and will help shoppers transport prized purchases to their vehicles March 25.
To make a tax-deductible monetary donation or to volunteer your time toward HKA, please see www.hkalliance.org. See you at the flea market!
Photo caption: Officers and other volunteers of the Hopewell-Keroka Alliance (HKA) await the opening of a recent annual HKA flea market. Included in this photo are HKA’s three co-founders: Dr. Lillian Rankel, second from left; Dr. David Angwenyi, fifth from left; and Dr. Andy Jackson, on the far right.