When children are rescued from horrific situations, they often arrive at their new safe home or foster home with nothing. If they are able to bring along some items, they often have been shoved hastily into a plastic grocery baggy or trash bag. Kids going through such a traumatic time deserve better.

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Purpose Packs

A Purpose Pack is a backpack / diaper bag / container filled with comfort items and essentials intended to help ease the transition for children who have been rescued from trafficking. Our goal is to offer items that a child entering a safe home or emergency foster care would either need or could find comfort in during those first 48 hours in care – you would be amazed at what a soft teddy bear could do for a child in crisis.

 

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 gender neutral diaper bag large enough to contain the following items…
  • 1 can (12.5 ounce) infant powder formula such as Enfamil, Similac® or Earth’s Best Organic
  • 1 set of sleepers/pajamas (0-6 months)

  • 1 onesie/outfit (0-6 months)
  • 1 pair of socks

  • 1-2 receiving blankets/swaddling blankets

  • 1 pack of baby wipes

  • 1 stuffed toy

  • 1 bottle set

  • 7 diapers or a small pack (size 1 or 2)

  • 1 set of pacifiers

  • Desitin
  • Baby wash & lotion

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 gender neutral diaper bag large enough to contain the following items…
  • 1 can (12.5 ounce) infant powder formula such as Enfamil, Similac® or Earth’s Best Organic
  • 1 set of sleepers/pajamas (6-9 months)
  • 1 onesie/outfit (6-9 months)
  • 1 set of socks
  • 1-2 receiving blankets/swaddling blankets
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 stuffed toy/teether
  • 1 bottle set
  • 7 diapers or a small pack (size 2, 3 or 4)
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • Desitin
  • Baby wash & lotion

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 diaper bag, child’s duffel bag or child’s backpack containing:
  • 1 set of sleepers/pajamas (9-12 months, 12 months, 18 months or 24 months)
  • 1 outfit (9-12 months, 12 months, 18 months or 24 months)
  • 1-2 pair of socks
  • 1-2 baby blankets/lovey
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 small toy/stuffed animal
  • 1-2 bedtime or picture books
  • 1 bottle set
  • 1 sippy cup (BPA free)
  • 1 toothbrush & toothpaste set (flouride-free)
  • 7 diapers or a small pack (size 4, 5 or 6)
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • Desitin
  • Baby wash & lotion
  • Small age-appropriate snack (Dye-free, Non-GMO, Organic)

 

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 small child’s duffel bag, small child’s backpack or clear stacking container containing:
  • 1 set of pajamas (2T or 3T)
  • 1 outfit (2T or 3T : T-shirt and pants or shorts )
  • 1-2 pair of socks
  • 1 comfort item (lovey/blanket/soft stuffed animal)
  • 1 age-appropriate toy (Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger, Thomas, trucks,  Sofia the First, Disney princess)
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1-2 bedtime or picture books
  • 1 sippy cup (BPA-free)
  • 1 toddler toothbrush & toothpaste set (flouride-free)
  • 1 hairbrush (w/barrettes or hair ties if buying for girl)
  • 1 pack size 4 or 5 diapers or size 3 Pull-ups)
  • 1 pack size 3T underwear
  • Baby wash & lotion
  • Small age-appropriate snack (Dye-free, Non-GMO, Organic, nothing that melts)

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 small child’s duffel bag, small child’s backpack or clear stacking container containing:
  • 1 set of pajamas (4T-5T)
  • 1 outfit (4T-5T : T-shirt and pants or shorts )
  • 1-2 pair of socks
  • 1 comfort item (lovey/blanket/soft stuffed animal)
  • 1 age-appropriate toy (baby doll/accessories, blocks, Play-Doh, Disney princess, small Disney Car/Planes, trucks, Play-Doh, blocks, etc.)
  • 1-2 bedtime or story books
  • 1 coloring book and small package of crayons
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 night-light
  • 1 sippy cup (BPA-free)
  • 1 kids toothbrush & toothpaste set (flouride-free)
  • 1 hairbrush (w/barrettes or hair ties if buying for girl)
  • 1 pack size 4T/5T Pull-Ups)
  • 1 pack size 4T/5T underwear
  • Baby wash & lotion
  • Small snack (Dye-free, Non-GMO, Organic, nothing that melts)

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 small child’s duffel bag, small child’s backpack or clear stacking container containing:
  • 1 set of pajamas (size 6/8 or a small or medium)
  • 1 outfit (size 6/8 or a small or medium: T-shirt and pants or shorts )
  • 1-2 pair of socks
  • 1 comfort item (lovey/blanket/soft stuffed animal)
  • 1 age-appropriate toy (small LEGO set, superhero, Shopkins, Littlest Pet Shop, LEGO Friends, craft kits, etc.)
  • 1-2 bedtime or story books
  • 1 coloring book with crayons OR travel-size game/cards OR art activity
  • 1 spiral notebook/college ruled
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 night-light
  • 1 kids toothbrush & toothpaste set (SLS free, flouride-free)
  • 1 hairbrush or comb (w/barrettes or hair ties if buying for girl)
  • 1 pack size 6-8 or small/medium undies
  • Shampoo and Body wash
  • Small snack (Dye-free, Non-GMO, Organic, nothing that melts)

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 child’s duffel bag, child’s backpack or clear stacking container containing:
  • 1 set of pajamas (size 8 / Medium or 10-12 / Large)
  • 1 outfit (size 8 / Medium or 10-12 / Large: T-shirt and pants or shorts )
  • 1-2 pair of socks (size L)
  • 1-2 cami or sports bras (size girls 11/12)
  • 1 soft stuffed animal
  • 1 age-appropriate toy (necklace/bracelet making kit, craft kit, games, LEGOs, Minecraft figures, Star Wars, etc.)
  • 1-2 bedtime books or age-appropriate chapter books
  • 1 coloring book with crayons OR travel-size game/cards OR art activity
  • 1 notebook and pack of pens
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 kids toothbrush & toothpaste set (SLS free, flouride-free)
  • 1 hairbrush or comb (w/barrettes or hair ties if buying for girl)
  • 1 pack undies (size 8 / Medium or 10-12 / Large)
  • Toiletries including body wash, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, deodorant (aluminum-free), lotion and/or body spray
  • Small snack (Dye-free, Non-GMO, Organic, nothing that melts)

Below is a list of the items we would like to have in your complete Purpose Pack.

Please remember donated items must be brand new, never used with tags still on and all of the items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the list.

  • 1 child’s duffel bag, child’s backpack or clear stacking container containing:
  • 1 set of pajamas (size 14 / Large or 15-16 / Extra-Large)
  • 1 outfit (size 14 / Large / or 15-16 / Extra-Large: T-shirt and pants or shorts )
  • 1-2 pair of socks (size XL)
  • 1-2 cami or sports bras (size girls 15-16)
  • 1 age-appropriate toy (necklace/bracelet making kit, craft kit, games, LEGOs, Minecraft figures, Star Wars, etc.)
  • 1-2 age-appropriate chapter books
  • 1 notebook and pack of pens
  • 1 activity such as MadLibs, cards, sketch pad, Rubik’s cube, etc.
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 kids toothbrush & toothpaste set (SLS free, flouride-free)
  • 1 hairbrush or comb (w/barrettes or hair ties if buying for girl)
  • 1 pack undies (size 14 / Large or 15-16 / Extra-Large)
  • Toiletries including body wash, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, deodorant (aluminum-free), lotion and/or body spray
  • 2 small snacks (Dye-free, Non-GMO, Organic, nothing that melts)
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Comfort Kits

Most children associate their home with stability, safety, and comfort. As a result, being away from home can cause children anxiety and stress, in addition to the trauma the have experienced. Being away from home can provoke even more feelings of worry and fear, that’s why we put together Comfort Kits for children who are survivors of trafficking.

Having a scientific-backed “anti-anxiety kit” or “calm-down kit” for your child is a great way to remind them that they’re loved while providing them with useful tools to manage their own anxiety. However, keep in mind that children react differently to certain toys/tools, so see what works best for your child.

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Weighted lap cushion or weighted stuffed animal
  • Stretchy resistance bands
  • Sensory tunnel
  • Mini massager
  • Body sock
  • Small blanket

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Fidgets like Tangle Jr. or puffer ball
  • Rubik’s cube
  • Play dough or silly putty
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Stress balls
  • Bubble wrap
  • Scarves or fabric scraps
  • Spinning top

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Bottle of bubbles
  • Pinwheels
  • Straws and cotton balls or pom-poms

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Calming essential oil spray
  • Smelling bottles
  • Scratch & sniff stickers

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Book of yoga poses or yoga activity cards
  • Skipping rope

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Noise canceling headphones
  • MP3 player with music
  • Audiobooks

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Chew toy or chew necklace
  • Chewing candy, hard candy or lollipops
  • Snacks with a variety of textures
  • Whistle, harmonica, party-blower or similar
  • Rescue remedy spray

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Puzzle
  • Books to read
  • Blank journal and writing utensils (gel pens for older kids)
  • Coloring books
  • Scratch art doodle pad
  • Small chalk board, Magna-Doodle, Etch-a-Sketch or Boogie Board,
  • Activity books
  • Photo album

Comfort Kits are given to children with their Purpose Boxes. When preparing the kits prior to donating, choose one item from each category to the left. Items must be new/unopened and placed in a small basket, container, bucket or box.

Please mark which age group your Comfort Kit is for: 3-5 year old, 6-12 year old, 13-14 year old, 15-17 year old.

  • Visual calm down cards
  • Sensory bottle or calm down jar
  • Light-up toys
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic snow globe
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Hourglass
  • Eyemask
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Grace Boxes

When survivors are reunited with a parent or when an aged-out youth is setting up their first apartment, they often start with little to no belongings. To help ease their transition, we provide Grace Boxes (Kitchen Starter Kits & Bed/Bath Starter Kits).  These items can easily be purchased at a Dollar Tree / Dollar Store and are a huge encouragement for those who may be just starting out or starting over again!  Everything should fit neatly inside a laundry basket.

  • Small assortment of pots and pans
  • 1 salt and pepper shaker
  • 1 can opener
  • 1 pot holder
  • 1 kitchen towel
  • 1 small cutting board
  • 1 container of dish soap
  • 1 scrub brush
  • 1 set of measuring cups
  • 1 set of measuring spoons
  • 1 spatula and set of cooking utensils
  • 1 set of sponges
  • 1 laundry basket
  • 1 laundry basket

  • 1 twin sheet set

  • 1 pillow

  • 1 blanket

  • 1 towel set

  • 1 bath rug

  • 1 small shower caddy with a few toiletries inside: toothbrush, toothpaste (flouride-free, SLS free), handsoap, body wash

  • 1 pack of bath tissue
  • 1 pack of light bulbs (energy efficient)
 
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Purpose Packs and Comfort Kits also allow families to focus solely on a child in those first crucial hours and days, instead of rushing to the store to find things.

If you’re thinking about making a Purpose Pack, Comfort Kit, Grace box or all of the above, we pray you will. You may also donate the items if you choose not to make them on your own. Please browse our supply lists to see the items needed to construct a pack.

SUPPLY LISTS:

0-6

2-4 etc

(DOWNLOAD SUPPLY LISTS TO PRINT OUT HERE)

Scroll to bottom for drop-off information once you have completed a Purpose Pack, Comfort Kit or Grace Box.

If you are short on time, you can purchase a Purpose Pack here for $75, and designate the age and gender of your choice. Every pack is brimming with adorable comfort items and essentials for a child exiting trafficking, providing them with some much-needed comfort and hope in a moment of crisis.

Extract Effect Most Needed Items:

We understand life happens. You want to help but may not have the time or resources to make a complete Pack, Kit or Box. You can still help by donating one of our most-needed items. We ask that the clothing, household, basic care, and undergarment donations be new and unopened.

*Looking to donate additional items? Or purchase a gift to donate to the kids during the holidays? Or if you aren’t in the local area, visit our AMAZON WISH LIST for a range of options which includes all of our most needed items that can make a huge impact in a child’s life and can be delivered directly to our office.

  • Diapers, any size 0-5 (small pack)
  • Pull-ups, boys or girls size 3T-4T (small pack)
  • Pacifiers
  • Soft blankets (boy, girl or gender neutral)
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Small bottle set (includes one or two bottles)
  • Wipes (small pack)
  • Receiving blankets (small pack)
  • Formula (box of single-serve packets or small can)
  • Onesies and jammies, boy or girl ages 0-18 months
  • Jammies, boy or girl, any age 2- to 16-year-old
  • Outfits, boy or girl, any age 2- to 16-year-old
  • Boys and girls underwear packs, any age between 3-year-old and 16-year-old
  • Socks, any age between 3-year-old and 16-year-old
  • Small toddler girl toys (Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger, Sofia the First, Disney princess, etc.)
  • Small toddler boy toys (Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger, Thomas, trucks, Disney Planes/Cars, etc.)
  • Small boys toys (Legos, small Disney Car/Planes, trucks, Play-Doh, superheroes, etc.)
  • Small girls toys (baby doll/accessories, Play-Doh, Disney princess, Shopkins, Littlest Pet Shop, LEGO Friends, etc.)
  • Tween/teen girl toys and activities (necklace/bracelet making kit, craft kit, games, etc.)
  • Tween/teen boy toys and activities (LEGOs, Minecraft figures, Star Wars, etc.)
  • Travel-size toiletries for teen boys or girls (body wash, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, body spray, etc.)
  • Books for any age 1-16 (board books, nighttime books, early readers, tween/teen options, etc.)
  • Hairbrushes
  • Flashlights
  • Nightlights
  • Activity or coloring books with crayons
  • Amazon, Target and Walmart gift cards
  • Backpacks and diaper bags (can be girls, boys or gender neutral)

Extract Effect's Response to Covid-19

The health and safety of our community and loved ones is our top priority. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are operating outside of the office. Please give us a call for more information.

You may register for upcoming trainings online. You can submit tips of suspected child abuse, neglect or trafficking, as well as speak with the advocate on-call by contacting our office at +1 937-702-3509