Help brighten the holiday season for families at Willow Center!
Willow Center families have survived trauma and abuse, and are beginning their journey to a safe and empowered life. 1 in 4 people are affected by domestic violence and over 70% of these crimes are witnessed by children. The children in our shelter are away from everything familiar to them – their home, their toys, their friends. Your gift can give a family in crisis a sense of normalcy and hope.
Give to Willow
Your gift to Willow keeps our programs running 24/7, helps shelter hundreds of families fleeing abuse, and gives hope to survivors.
The Adopt-a-Family Program is now closed for the season. Please consider participating in the Purple Box Campaign, which provides joy to families in the holiday season and throughout the year.
The Purple Box Campaign
The Purple Box drive during the holidays provides a gift of hope and healing to families through the holidays and throughout the year. Purple boxes will be placed at law enforcement offices, libraries, and workplaces throughout the community. We also invite you to set up your own Purple Box at your business, organization, or place of worship.
Please drop off Purple Box donations at Willow Center’s administrative office: 693 East Avenue Suite 103. The Willow entrance is at the top of concrete steps on the Oxford Street side of the building.
Willow drop off times are from 3:00pm-7:00pm on December 5th, 6th, and 9th.
Purple boxes are also available for drop-offs through December 11th at the following locations:
- Brockport Police Department (1 Clinton St.)
- Brighton Police Department
- Greece Police Department
- Irondequoit Police Department
- Ogden Police Department
- Rochester Police Department
- University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute of Oral Health
- University of Rochester Public Safety (Click here to view Purple Box locations)
- Tipping Point Communications
- WCI Realty
- Webster Police Department
Purple Box Wish List
Items on the list must be brand new as they will be holiday gifts. Thank you.
Bath sets Arts and crafts Sets
Blankets Baby dolls (all ethnicities)
Books Board games
Little People toys Cars and Trucks
Musical toys Clothing
Pajamas Leap Frog toys
Soft blocks Pajamas
Tummy time mats Play food Sneakers and snow boots Teddy bears
School Age Teens
Arts and crafts sets Arts and crafts set
Barbies, Monster High, and Disney princess dolls Books
Board games Card games
Dinosaurs/zoo animals Flannel pajama pants
Hot wheels, remote controlled cars Gift cards – Walmart, Target, Old Navy, and iTunes
Sneakers and snow boots Journals
Superhero action figures Makeup
Wii games (Rated E) Sneakers and snow boots Sports team hoodies/hats White t-shirts Yoga pants
Bath gift sets
Bath towels & wash cloths
Gift cards – Walmart, Target, Old Navy, & Wegmans
For more information about Willow’s Purple Box Campaign, please contact Lauren Henry at LaurenH@WillowCenterNY.org.