Donate now to make a difference!

Donations to New Directions Youth & Family Services are used to support under-funded programs and services, maintain excellent facilities, provide therapeutic experiences and recreational activities for youth, and ensure stability and successful outcomes long into the future.

We are proud of the work we do, and through the generosity of donors and community supporters we are able to anticipate and meet the ever-changing needs of children and families. Today you can make a difference in helping to foster resilient, self-reliant families and permanence for children with behavioral, emotional, and educational challenges. Please fill out the form below.

To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to the New Directions Foundation, 356 Main Street ER, Randolph, NY 14772. To make a gift by phone please call 716-535-1830. Thank you!

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New Directions is a qualified 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, tax ID 16-0743220. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.

Cheers! 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, New Directions Youth and Family Services will host the 9th Annual Cheers! event in support of the Adventure Recreation program. The event, held at The Foundry Suites in Buffalo, will feature a gift raffle, student art auction, and local beer and wine tastings.

Other Ways to Support

Leave a Legacy +
Throughout our 150 year history, many people have chosen to remember us in their will, which often enables them to provide a level of support considered unachievable during their lifetime. These generous, thoughtful gifts are frequently made directly to our foundation’s endowment, ensuring that this gift will continue to provide support for generations to come!

Naming the New Directions Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, on your life insurance, 401k, or IRA, is not a complex task, but will require you to contact your lawyer, financial adviser or whomever it is that would normally handle these requests on your behalf.

Once these arrangements have been made, please contact us so that we can appropriately acknowledge your generosity and discuss with you how you would like your gift to be used.
Donate Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds +
Donating appreciated securities directly to New Directions could maximize the tax advantages for you and the donation for us! Here’s why:

When you donate appreciated securities, such as stock, directly to New Directions, we are able to utilize its full value for our mission, while if you were to sell the shares and then donate the proceeds, the capital gains taxes on the sale would decrease the actual gift. Donated securities still provide a tax deduction equal to their market price value at the time of your donation.

U.S. Savings bonds cannot be transferred, but must be sold first – which triggers all of the accumulated tax liability. If savings bonds were to be left to New Directions through a bequest, then the income tax could be avoided.

The IRS has specific policies that guide all these types of donations. Please contact your lawyer or financial advisor to see if this is the best way for you to support New Directions, and to answer whatever questions that you might have.
Donate From Your IRA +
If you are required to take minimum distributions from your traditional IRA or 401k, did you know that you can have these distributions donated directly to New Directions?

And while this donation would count toward your required minimum distribution, it won’t increase your adjusted gross income or generate a tax bill. This strategy could also be of help if you are retired and want to support us, but don’t want to itemize your deductions.