I just got my Sew News newsletter and I found this article interesting.
"We're also kicking off our 2012 charity effort in this issue, and we need your help to make it a success! Sew Your Support: Operation Comfort Dolls encourages you to create a small and simple doll to send as a gesture of comfort and solidarity for victims of domestic violence all over the country. Find out more about how to join the effort and download the free Comfort Doll patterns here ."
That link takes you to a page where you can download a PDF. If you do not want to download that without knowing more, here is some of the information that can be found there: