Opportunities to Support CFET

Upcoming Fundraisers:

Annual Appeal from December 12th-31st

2021 looks to be a turning point year for us.

  • We plan to grow 2400 pounds of produce: A 20% increase.

  • We plan to grow our community gardeners’ group by 25%.

  • We plan to increase our youth farmers by 50%.

  • We plan to roll out a strategy for supporting the environmental activism of our neighbors.

  • We plan to restart our immersion programming in fall of 2021 with a reimagined curriculum.

To do this, we need your support. It is possible…..because of YOU!


$1,000 ensures the hiring of Camden youth.

$500 ensures the harvesting of fresh fruit and vegetables for our neighbors!

$250 ensures the maintenance of the community gardener space.


We count on your generosity, your belief in our mission, and your desire to be part of the solution.


Past Fundraisers:


Virtual Trivia Night on December 9th from 7-8:30pm

Join us for an evening of family-friendly fun and winter themed trivia!
The questions are accessible to any skill level, no prior experience required. The maximum team size is 6 participants, though you can be spread out over as many devices as you’d like.
Each team should register only once, so please sign up only after your team has been finalized.
There is a suggested minimum donation of $5 per person and ALL DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED!


#GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020

Invest in the great work that is being done in Camden City. We are able to do what we do because of YOU. Join us! Click “donate” on this webpage or send donations via Venmo to @Camden-CFET. Last four digits of phone number you’ll need to complete the Venmo transaction are 3052.


Fundraiser at Chipotle on Monday, April 22, 2019

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On Earth Day, support your local environmental organization while eating burritos! Come in to the Chipotle at 818 Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill on Monday, April 22nd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in our flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Center For Environmental Transformation! Thank you for your support!



Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Mark your calendars! CFET will be celebrating Earth Day in a big way this year and we would love for you to join us!

Participate in interactive demonstrations from local experts including a Chicken Farmer, a Bee Keeper, and Vermiculture-ist! Meet Farmer Jon and learn about how local farming/gardening impacts our environment. Take a “Weed Walk” with a Camden County Master Gardener! Purchase plants for your home garden, bottles of our Youth-created Hot Sauce, and Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate all while supporting our youth farming program! Learn how to test your soil for contaminants, discover the importance of recycling, and better understand clean water! Encourage your kids to participate in our Earth Day themed activities and crafts!


Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/events/225913801616932/


#GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, CFET will join organizations all over the world in #GivingTuesday. This holiday season, we are asking for your support in expanding our Eco Intern program. Ideally, we would love to increase the number of youth we hire by 2 or 3.  As the cost per Eco Intern is $900, we are looking to raise $1800-$2700! Will you help us reach our goal? On #GivingTuesday, November 27th, head to our Facebook page  and donate.  Follow us on on social media to learn more about what CFET does and what your donation will mean to the community we serve. Thank you!


Case for a Cause

One Hope Wine--Case for a Cause Fundraiser


Join us at the Arts Plus Gallery for a Napa Valley wine tasting experience to celebrate the holiday season and raise funds for CFET!

During this event you will receive discounts on case, 1/2 case, and gift set purchases. Plus, an additional 10% of the purchases made in the gallery and during the tasting will benefit the Center for Environmental Transformation.

You’ll enjoy ONEHOPE, an award-winning Napa Valley winery where every bottle supports a specific cause partner. For example, ONEHOPE California Sparkling Brut funds 1 meal for a child in need through whyhunger.org. Every 4 cases of ONEHOPE California Chardonnay fund a clinical trial for a women battling breast cancer. With over 35 varietals supporting causes all over the world, ONEHOPE has made an impact exceeding $2 million to date.

You can shop now! Go to secure.viaonehope.com/parties/32952

For more information or reserve your free ticket, follow this link!



Thomas Berry Lecture: From the Cave to the Cosmos

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PEACE and JUSTICE shall meet, ART and SCIENCE shall embrace.


On Saturday, December 1st, at 2PM at Sacred Heart Church in Waterfront South, Camden, NJ we will be holding our second Thomas Berry Lecture of the year.

Join us as internationally acclaimed artist and painter, Mickey McGrath, and
internationally renowned author, scientist, Villanova professor, and cosmo-theologian,
Ilia Delio, bring together new views of our Earth, our Cosmos, and the presence of God
in all of it. They will challenge us to think about our place in the expanding and evolving
universe, challenging us to re-imagine what it means to be human in the light of
quantum physics. With their passions for science and art, Ilia and Mickey will breathe
new life into the timeless traditions and spiritualities of our faiths and practices. Their
joint conversation will inspire you and humble you.


We will celebrate the new season of Advent with this special event. There will be a
reception following the presentations in our retreat house. Join us for soup, breads and
cookies as we join our communities together in this sacred season of God’s unfolding
presence to us and to all of nature.


This is a fund raiser for CfET. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students). Purchase your tickets today by following this link!


For more information, or to sponsor this event, contact Cathy Nevins at canevins@verizon.net or 856-816-6373.


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Sponsor our Youth

We’re currently looking for individuals who are interested in helping us grow our Youth Programs. Every paycheck supports a developing sense of financial literacy and gives our students a better understanding of small-scale business skills. We currently have sponsorship slots open on the following levels:

Sponsor an EcoIntern:

  • $150- Weekly Sponsorship
  •  $600- Monthly Sponsorship
  • $1,200- Summer Sponsorship

Sponsor an Assistant Farmer

  • $180- Weekly Sponsorship
  •  $720- Monthly Sponsorship
  • $1,440- Summer Sponsorship
  • $2,821- Yearly Sponsorship

Sponsor a Senior Farmer

  • $194- Weekly Sponsorship
  •  $777- Monthly Sponsorship
  • $1,554- Summer Sponsorship
  • $3,121- Yearly Sponsorship

Make a donation

Corporate and Individual Investment

Invest in the present and future of CFET.  Corporate and individual investments enable us to support the programming we do with the youth of Camden, to grow and distribute chemical-free and healthy fruit and vegetables to the people of Camden and to provide educational and experiential programming for Camden residents as well as visitors from around the region. Make an investment here!


A great example is Citizen’s Bank.  See below!

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Citizens Bank presented a $5,000 contribution to the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) as part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Fight Hunger initiative to support various nonprofits throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that provide hunger relief, nutrition assistance and help improve access to food for families.

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In-kind Giving

Finances aren’t the only way you can contribute to the growth and development of CFET.  There are always specific items we’re looking for to help us pursue our mission and that includes everything from paper clips to pitchforks.  Because equipment takes such a beating in our rough-and-tumble, non-profit world we ask that all in-kind donations be durable and in new or like-new condition.  If you have a more worn donation you’re considering sending our way, just send us an email beforehand and we’ll see if we can make use of it.

If you have any questions about item specifications or would like to coordinate a drop-off or pick-up, please contact us at info@cfet.org.

High priority items

  • Electric drills & drill bits
  • Hammers
  • Saws
  • Staple guns

For the gardens

  • Bicycle air-pump
  • Bicycle trainer
  • Compost
  • Decorative baskets for produce
  • Ladder
  • Pitchforks
  • 1/2″ or 3/4″ pvc pipe (minimum of 10 ft. segments)
  • Remay
  • Row Covers (clear, plastic)
  • Shovels
  • Stirrup hoes
  • Storage totes
  • Top soil
  • Vegetable seeds (no more than one year old)

For the retreat center

  • Colored pencils
  • Colored markers
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Hand soap
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Amazon Smile

With every purchase on Amazon.com, 0.5% of that purchase comes to CFET.  Go to smile.amazon.com, search for the Center for Environmental Transformation, then select it. When it is time to shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your purchases will go to support the work of CFET in Camden, NJ.  An easy way to do your shopping and support this work.  Go to this address http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-0781172

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Buy a Bed

The Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) is rebuilding its urban garden in Liney Ditch Park in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, NJ. This garden transforms the landscape, transforms the volunteers who come to give back, and transforms the youth who CFET trains in leadership development, public speaking, and job skills. Be part of the transformation of Camden. Get your family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors, and choose from one of our three raised bed funding options:

 $552    4 X 10 raised bed  19 needed
$422   4 X 8 raised bed    25 needed
$284   2 X 8 raised bed    22 needed



We will put a plaque on your raised bed with your name or the name of your group. Clearly print your name/s. All donations are tax deductible. You can pay online or by check. Please specify that your payment is for “Buy a Bed”.

Online payment go to www.cfet.org/donate/
or Make check payable to Center for Environmental Transformation
1729 Ferry Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104

Contact Teresa (director@cfet.org) or Jon (farmer@cfet.org)
at 856-365-8111 if you have any questions.