Back in 2006, when Knitting4Peace first started, they started by making and distributing one thing — peace shawls for women in areas of conflict. The following year, for a trip to Sudan, they made some little boy and girl dolls called Peace Pals. These little dolls have been a continuously requested item ever since. They have gone to thousands of children world-wide, to orphanages, clinics, and hospitals, and various areas of conflict. There are patterns for several versions of peace pals at http://www.knitting4peace.org/what-we-do/patterns; these patterns are dedicated to the knitting4peace mission. One request is that the face of the dolls be some shade of brown, with corresponding colored hair and eyes; the dolls should kind of match their recipients. But since they go all over, most shades will fit in somewhere. Right now they are asking for medium to dark pals for deliveries to Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. There’s also a baby pal version which goes into birthing kits for newborns and their moms in Guatemala — medium brown, please!