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.

Endless thanks to our hosts at Squarespace, who not only make the most robust and most elegant blogging platform on the planet, but who are also as generous as they are hip.

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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

the contributors

From the very beginning, this effort has been wrapped in more talent, creativity, and love than we'd ever expected. Boundless thanks to all our contributors -- for joining us despite the urgency, for their quick response, and for their generosity.

To view the items offered by each contributor, click on each name.

Adam Knave  author ::: USA

Alexandra Stokes  photographer ::: USA

Allison Adams  vinyl artist ::: USA

Amelia Maness-Gilliland  parenting consultant ::: USA

Amy Turn Sharp & Joe Sharp  makers of wooden toys ::: USA

Angela Lang  photographer ::: California, USA

Anna Bonick  photographer ::: Chicago, IL, USA

April MacKinnon  soapmaker & owner of ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Aveda  (anonymous donor) ::: USA

Barbara Robson  handquilter ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Cio  photographer ::: USA

Donald Adams  classical actor & coach ::: Vancouver, BC

Elizabeth Steward Williams  mixed media artist, photographer ::: USA

Erin Anderson  papermaker ::: Chicago, IL, USA

Erin Darcy  painter, photographer ::: County Galway, Ireland

Gillian Mathias  Pip Robins handmade fashion & accessories ::: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Haley-O  proprietor, Kids Deserve Art gallery ::: Canada

James Griffioen  documentary photographer ::: Detroit, Michigan

Jeanette LeBlanc  photographer ::: Phoenix, Arizona

Jen Lee  photographer, storyteller, poet ::: Brooklyn, New York

Jen Lemen & Andrea Scher  life coaches, photographers, creative firecrackers ::: California

Jen Way  photographer ::: Pennsylvania

Jennifer McGuiggan  writer ::: USA

Karen Maezen Miller  author, Zen Buddhist priest ::: USA

Kate Inglis  author, photographer ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Kathryn Harper  knitter ::: USA

Kristin Zecchinelli  photographer ::: Maine, USA

Laird Salkeld   graphic designer ::: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lara Young  professional ski bunny ::: Telluride, Colorado, USA

Laura Mayes  kirtsy maven, book wrangler ::: USA

Leah Moon  chef ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Lucia Frangione  playwright ::: Vancouver, BC

Marita Dachsel  poet ::: Edmonton, Alberta

Mike Adamick  seamster ::: San Fransisco, CA, USA

Misty Croney  soapstone carver ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Myan  photographer ::: Los Angeles, California

Patti Bowman  painter ::: Seattle, WA, USA

Ray Davis  photographer ::: Oregon, USA

Rebecca Keen  knitter ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Rebecca Lippiatt-Long  photographer ::: Canada

René Joshi Sims  visual artist ::: Saskatchewan, Canada

Sarah-Ji  photographer ::: Chicago IL, USA

Shawna Cameron  photographer ::: Ottawa, Ontario

Shelagh Duffett  folk artist ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Shelley Miller  sculptor ::: Quebec, Canada

Sheree Fitch  author ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Squarespace  blogging gurus ::: USA

Susan Atkinson  author ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Sydney Smith  illustrator ::: Nova Scotia, Canada

Tracey Clark  photographer ::: California, USA

Quadelle  photographer ::: Melbourne, Australia

Xanthe Berkeley  photographer ::: London, England