First Response Bag


The purpose of the First Response Bag is to be a gift given to individuals who are experiencing sexual exploitation in the form of prostitution or seeking to exit. The contents of the bag are intended to help with immediate needs.

Before you begin, check with your police or Victim Services Coordinator in your region to see if these bags would be of use.

What goes into a First Response Bag?

We recommend a variety of items totalling $250 to help with immediate needs – these include gift cards, toiletries, clothing, and more. All items should be new.

Put it together

Churches, organizations and individuals can collect these items and put the First Response Bags together. 

Download and print the checklist and refer to it as you assemble the bags.

If you're collaborating with other churches or organizations, you can create promotional cards to help you advertise your First Response Bag effort – see this example.


Everything in a First Response Bag must be new; if you would not wear it, then don’t pack it in a First Response Bag.

We suggest not including religious items or notes as typically this is frowned upon by police or Victim Services.  You can provide a note card that the individual or church can write in to include in the bag telling the individuals they are loved.

For more information, contact us.

The Process

It starts with your items or gift cards for women and girls surviving sexual exploitation.

Items are packed with love and delivered to the supporting location.

Dignity and hope are restored to survivors. They will know they're loved.