To Haiti with Love was an online auction of art, photography, papercrafts, clothing, and creative goods. All proceeds go direct to the St. Joseph's Family of homes for children in Haiti.

The auction opened at 8 AM EST on Monday, February 1, 2010.

The auction closed at midnight EST on Monday, February 8, 2010.

Canadians can donate to St. Joseph's anytime through the online donation page of its Canadian fundraising organization, Broken Wings.

Americans can donate through the online donation page for Hearts with Haiti, the U.S. organization. Either way, your support builds hope.

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Earthquake Devastates St. Joseph Home in Port au Prince

Broken Wings is the Canadian fundraising organization whose primary mission is to support the vision and ministry of the St. Joseph Family in Haiti, which includes the St. Joseph’s Home for Boys in Port-au Prince, Wings of Hope in Fermathe, and Trinity House in Jacmel.

Orphans caring for orphans: a beautiful story

St. Joseph’s Home for Boys was Michael Geilenfeld’s dream that became a reality in 1985, bringing boys off the streets of Port-au-Prince to provide them with a Christian home and family.

When French missionaries announced they were leaving Haiti and needed to find care for the disabled children under their supervision, Michael took some of the older boys from St. Joseph's to choose a child to bring home and care for. But the boys surprised Michael when they chose to adopt all the children. Wings of Hope had become a thriving home for disabled children, recently rebuilt and expanded to include a day school for disabled community children and lovely guest facilities.

For more on the St. Joseph's family of homes for children, visit the Broken Wings website.

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Where there is doubt, let me sow faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

~ Saint Francis of Assisi

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safari set natural wood play blocks by little alouette

Little Alouette's Solid Hardwood Teethers are the highest quality teething toys on the market. Our toys are made of locally sourced hardwoods and, if not left unfinished, are finished only with certified organic flax seed oil. Each product is made by hand. Our workshop usually contains cups of tea, laughing children, and disco music, so each product is infused with love and bliss!

Safari set natural wood play and teething blocks includes Ellie the Elephant (4.5 x 2.5"); Harper the Hippo (5.5 x 2.5"); Carlos the Crocodile (1.25 x 7.25"); GiGi the giraffe (5.5 x 3.25"); and the safari tree (5 x 4"). Your purchase will arrive ready gift ready in a compostable bag tied up with string with a sweet Wood for Wee Ones wood care guide. The guide gives information about our sweet family business and locally sourced woods.

Over a decade ago, Joe and Amy of Doobleh-Vay met and fell madly in love at first site in a sleepy university town. He was a classically trained master carpenter and she a writer with a bit of wanderlust. They worked together creatively through the years on many projects involving woodworking as they restored and remodeled homes together. Joe taught his love about trees on their land in the country and how to use power tools and Amy read poems to him while they worked. They started a journey of following their bliss and eventually brought two wee ones into the world and began creating wooden toys for them. They decided to share these wee wooden toys with the world and Little Alouette was born over hot steaming mugs of cocoa in the winter of 2007. Follow them on twitter at @littlealouette.

All proceeds from items sold on the To Haiti with Love auction go directly to the St. Joseph's Family in Haiti. To make a bid, simply leave a comment with the amount of your bid and your email address. The auction will wrap up on February 8, 2010, and winners will be contacted right away to arrange payment and shipping. Good luck!

Safari Set Natural Wood Play Block Set by Little Alouette (origin: USA)

Starting bid: $20.00


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Reader Comments (6)

Love these! Well, I love all the items. Starting the bid at $20.00

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKlay

Love these! Great idea for a fundraiser , $25.

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Ebbott

Gorgeous, I'd love to have them. $30!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

$35 and I will play with them myself.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

These are beautiful. I'll bid $40.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen McG.

$45. So pretty!

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRhia
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