Other Ways to Give You can help CND

CND graciously accepts your support including Program Grants, Gifts-in-Kind, Kroger Community Rewards, and your volunteer efforts. 

Shop at Kroger? Link your Kroger card to CND through Kroger Community Rewards.  After linking your account, any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to CND at no added cost to you! Search for Community for New Direction, Inc. to add us.

Local Author dedicates book to CND

Local author, Jillian Boone, selected CND to benefit from the sale of her most recent book, "A Friend Is" which is for sale on Amazon.  Through her nonprofit, Read for a Cause, Jillian partners with local non-profits to amplify their mission.

In-Kind Gifts

Gifts-in-kind provide support to our agency by offsetting costs we would have otherwise incurred. Examples of Gifts-in-Kind we have received:

  • F.A.C.E. donated backpacks for the youth in our After School Program
  • Westerville Community United Church of Christ gave 25 of our families presents at the holidays
  • The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium donated tickets for every child and staff member to visit the Zoo and Zoombezi Bay during our Summer Camp

Program Grants

CND annually seeks grants to support our FOCUS high school leadership program, our only underfunded program. We also annually request grants to support our capital needs and general operating costs, essential to our ability to maintain our 5 locations and fleet of agency vans. To learn more about grants to CND, please contact us!


CND annually hosts a few events where you can volunteer.  They include our hoilday gift wrapping event, summer day camp field trips and events, and other opportunities to speak with our high school youth in the FOCUS program.