Auction #1

Friday April 24 – Thursday April 30, 2020



I discovered Alebrijes while traveling in Mexcio. Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical (fantasy/mythical) creatures. Recently presented in the animated movie COCO, as spirit animals. We all have Alebrijes, they help guide and protect us through our journey in the living world. Their characteristic are unique reflecting our inner traits, qualities, imagination and admirations.

Embrace your Alebrijes.

Make a bid for this one of a kind mask join the community forum

Auction Bidding Post goes Live Sunday April 26, 2020

All proceeds from the sale of “ALEBRIJES” will be directed to HOSPICE TORONTO at 55 Eglinton Ave East.

Hospice Toronto is Toronto’s first not-for-profit, community-focused volunteer based in-home hospice visiting program.

Since 1988, Hospice Toronto has been dedicated to significantly improving the quality of life of people living with life-limiting or chronic illness by providing direct care through highly trained volunteers. This model of care allows for people to stay in their homes longer and reduces the financial burden on the health care system.

Hospice Toronto has served over 11,000 clients directly impacting the lives of over 50,000 family and friends through in-home support for people living with either life-limiting illness or who are at end-of-life, and their families and caregivers. Each person has been positively impacted through Advocacy, case management and service with programs offered at-no-cost to them. Our programs include:

· respite for caregivers

· hospice shelter to the marginalized

· therapeutic support through Expressive Arts Therapy for those experiencing grief and bereavement

· Creating Caring Communities

· Young Carers – recognizing and supporting children and youth, ages 5-18

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Hospice Toronto’s more than 250+ visiting home hospice and complementary therapy support volunteers played a vital role in the continuous delivery of in-home hospice care and caregiver support.

As we now maneuver through covid-19 we have pivoted all of our programming to telephone and online platforms to enable our staff and volunteers to remain connected with clients and their families. We know that maintaining a sense of connectedness provides an overall sense of well-being which in turn keeps people in their homes, and out of the health care system longer.

As the landscape around us changes daily, Hospice Toronto is proud that we had the opportunity to transition to continue supporting clients and caregivers through our telephone and on-line platforms.

For more information on Hospice Toronto visit:


How the Auction Works

  • A Charity or cause in need of support will be posted here and on Instagram at each unveiling
  • Unvelings take place every Friday and auctions run for 6 days ending the following Thursday at 9pm
  • Auctions takes place in the "Embrace the Mask" Facebook Community Page. 
  • To make a bid, simply post your bid in the comments thread
  • The highest bid at 9pm the following Thursday will receive the mask
  • Payment arrangements will be made directly between the bidder and charitable cause.
  • On proof of receipt from the charity, I will deliver the mask!

New Mask and Auction Every Friday!

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Charity Auction

Every week a new one of a kind face make is posted in our Facebook Community Page for Public Auction. To Bid simply enter your Bid in the Comments, highest bid at the end of the Auction wind the Mask! All proceeds go to to local charities in need of support. 

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*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Please visit the CDC Website for full recommendations on the use of cloth coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. NovoMasks ARE NOT surgical masks or N-95  respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.