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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custom, handmade child's play pants by mike adamick

These adorable toddler or small child play pants are based on a gorgeous oliver + s pattern, and will be custom made to the bid winner's specifications (sizes, gender, colours) by Mike Adamick -- a dad and self-proclaimed seamster who prowls San Francisco's fabric and thrift stores, hoping to find castoff outfits or fabric scraps he can refashion into clothes for his daughter, Emmeline.

He knows there will come a day when she decides it's just unbelievably tacky to wear a dress made out of used sport coats -- "I mean really dad, as if ..." -- but until then you can usually find him in front of his trusty Kenmore, his daughter perched on his lap, the two of them happily sewing as the gentle whir of the machine tints the world around them with joy and magic and promise.

When he's not sewing or finger painting with Emmeline, he regularly writes for National Public Radio, The New York Times, McSweeney's, the San Francisco Chronicle and his own blog, Cry It Out: Memoirs of a stay-at-home dad. He is addicted to musicals, reruns of the Gilmore Girls and cage fighting.

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!

Handmade toddler/small child oliver + s play pants (Origin: San Francisco, California)

Starting bid: $35.00