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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'whimsy and joy: everywhere, everywhere' fine art print by anna bonick

In the midst of a hot summer afternoon, against the skyline bordering Millenium Park: a game of tag. "As I chased this young girl around, her vivacious, larger-than-life spirit emerged. She ran with wild, gleeful abandon and reveled only in the joy of the moment. My heart was swelling as this unfolded before me! Every feeling and emotion I held magically transferred to print and reminds me, daily, that moments like these are what make life worth living."

Whimsy and joy are central to the images Anna Bonick hopes to create as a lifestyle photographer. "What intrigues me most about photography is the way simple moments can convey such emotion. Perhaps that is why I never truly revelled in my abilities until I had a wee person with whom I was so passionate about: my son. Suddenly every day, even those spent lolling around at home, mattered greatly. There were prized glimpses lurking in the most mundane of shopping, walking to the park, a late morning trip to the cafe for cocoa and coffee. This is how photography has overtaken my life."

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!

Whimsy and joy: everywhere, everywhere fine art print by Anna Bonick of Hullabaloo Design (origin: Chicago, IL, USA)

16x20 metallic signed print mounted on 2mm styrene board

Starting bid: $30.00