Help Make CSS Possible

Camden Sophisticated Sisters (CSS) exists solely because of the generous donors and volunteers that make our work possible. We are immensely grateful for your gifts and your support. Every single thing you do makes a difference for our kids. We would not be here without you!

Camden Sophisticated Sisters (CSS) is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

We have several fund raising drives currently underway. Each is described in more detail below.

Building Fund

We are now in the process of raising funds for The Dynamite Center. The property has been purchased, but it is a run-down, aging, factory building that requires significant renovation before it is move-in ready. The future site will serve not just CSS, but all the people of Camden. It will include a soundproof studio, a costume room, classrooms, a kitchen, office space, a store full of CSS merchandise and a media room where the kids can do their homework after school. The Dynamite Center will provide a safe haven for the children of Camden and it will also serve the community at large. It will be a lifelong dream come true for Tawanda Jones, and a real blessing to the many kids who will call it home. If you would like to contribute to the Building Fund, please click here and on the ‘Review your Donation’ page, enter ‘Building Fund’ into the box entitled ‘Add Special Instructions to the Seller.’

Program Fund

Program Fund donations support CSS in a multitude of important ways that keep us going on a day-to-day basis, including things like Transportation, Costumes, Instruments, AV Equipment, Food, Photography, Music, etc. If you would like to contribute to the Program Fund, please click here and and on the ‘Review your Donation’ page, enter ‘Program Fund’ into the box entitled ‘Add Special Instructions to the Seller.’

Sponsor a CSS Team Member

There are many children in CSS that cannot afford the $245 annual cost of being a member. As the sponsor of a child, you will receive monthly drill team updates, an invitation to our annual banquet, and a special hand written note from the child who receives your sponsorship. If you would like to Sponsor a CSS child, please click here and on the ‘Review your Donation’ page, enter ‘Sponsor a CSS Team Member’ into the box entitled ‘Add Special Instructions to the Seller.’

Scholarship Fund

Each year a CSS child receives a scholarship in honor of Tawanda’s grandfather, the late Walter (Dynamite) Green Jr. Mr. Green was the first to support CSS when he purchased 80 uniforms and 3 drums to start the drill team. This scholarship is awarded to a member who exemplifies overall academic achievement, citizenship, leadership, team work, and is a well rounded child inside and outside of CSS. The scholarship is intended to be used in support of their future academic endeavors. If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, please click here and on the ‘Review your Donation’ page, enter ‘Scholarship Fund’ into the box entitled ‘Add Special Instructions to the Seller.’

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Donations and Volunteer Help are always needed!

Help us say goodbye to the Water Tower!

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If you prefer to mail in your donation, please make your check or money order payable to Camden Sophisticated Sisters, Inc. and send it to P.O. Box 1544 Merchantville, NJ 08109.

Thank You! We appreciate your support more than you can know. Please see our CSS Donor’s Bill of Rights to view our promise to you.

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