Help families at Willow Center have a happy holiday!
Willow Center families have survived trauma and abuse, and are beginning their journey to a safe and empowered life. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are affected by domestic violence. 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. New toys can give a child in crisis a sense of normalcy and hope.
Willow Center’s Adopt-a-Family Program is closed for the season. Please consider joining our Purple Box Campaign!
Purple Box Campaign Wish List
The Purple Box toy drive during the holidays helps Willow to provide a gift of hope and healing to families throughout the holiday season, and with the generosity of our community, throughout the year. The items on the wish list must be brand new. Thank you!
The purple boxes will be placed at law enforcement facilities throughout the community including: Rochester, Brighton, Irondequoit, Gates, Greece, and Ogden Police Departments, and the University of Rochester’s Department of Public Safety.
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
Soft blocks Pajamas 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, & 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
Gift cards – Walmart, Target, Old Navy, & Wegmans
Bath gift sets
Bath towels & wash cloths
For more information please contact our Events & Community Engagement Coordinator Lisa Hartmann at 585-232-5200 x230 or LisaH@WillowCenterNY.org.