A few weeks ago I bumped into this site about helping children in need. Especially on how they don't always have the chance or courage to share their secrets or worries with someone. The site asks its visitors to make a teddy bear with a zipper for a mouth, allowing kids to stow away their thoughts. So whenever a child wants to share something he or she can write it down on a piece of paper and ask the plush pall to take care of it.
I thought it was a great idea, so I made one myself and it turned out pretty good. I'm going to give the plush pall to a colleague whose granddaughter recently lost her father to cancer.