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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hand knit baby kimono sweater by rebecca keen

Wrap your brand new baby in warm, elegant softness that doesn't need to be pulled over baby's head. This beautiful hand-knit kimono sweater was knit on the wild shores of Eastern Nova Scotia, and sized to fit a preemie or newborn coming home from the hospital with room for growth as baby gets bigger. The sweater is machine washable, ties on the inside at the waist, and has a button on the outside. Colours are soft white and sage, suitable for a boy or girl. Measures 8 inches across the chest and 8.5 inches in length.

Becky was inspired to learn how to knit after the birth of her daughter, who arrived into the world on a cold November day 2 months early. "I've read so much about the positive properties that wool has on infants," she says. "After seeing what my mother (author Susan Atkinson) could knit for my daughter, I wanted to learn.  I have been knitting ever since and love creating cosy outfits for my girl and all the other babies in 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!

Hand knit baby kimono sweater by Rebecca Keen (origin: Nova Scotia, Canada)

Minimum bid: $25.00