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My Birthday Wish

Updated on June 15, 2012

I'm Donating My Birthday to Charity!

Every year, my friends and family try to decide what to give me for my birthday and while I always appreciate the gifts and the fact that they are thinking of me, this year I want to do something special. Volunteering and donating to charity is my passion and the ferrets need our help more than I need gifts. 45 is a milestone birthday and it would mean so much to me to inspire people to donate to charity for my 45th birthday.

Update: 45 came and went, as did 46, and 47, but I still ask for donations for my birthday. Thanks to all of you that gave to charity for my birthday, or asked for donations for charities on your own birthdays.

Create a Charity Lens For My Birthday

Cupcake photograph © Julianne Gentile

I know money is tight for everyone, so the easiest way for you to give me a wonderful gift for my birthday is to create a charity lens!

Please consider creating a new lens, on the topic of your choice, and changing the royalty settings to donate at least a portion of the proceeds to Ferrets Unlimited, or the charity of your choice.

Creating a charity lens means that your lens has the potential to make a donation every month, without costing you a penny.

Please click here to create a new charity lens today!

Thank You! - Thank you so much, for granting my birthday wish!

Cricket photograph © Julianne Gentile

These wonderful people took the time to grant my birthday wish making a donation or creating a charity lens.

Janet Crosby, Dave Rossow, Stamatia Mageras Summers, and Heather Katsoulis made donations to Ferrets Unlimited Rescue Services for my birthday wish.

Bambi Watson not only created a charity lens that donates to Ferrets Unlimited, the topic of the lens was her birthday wish! She paid it forward by donating her birthday to charity, too!

About Ferrets Unlimited

Ferrets Unlimited has been rescuing ferrets since approximately 1993.

They have rescued a large number of ferrets over the years. Some loved, some abused, some from homes where the former owner had no clue on care, but purchased the animal on impulse. Ferrets Unlimited is dedicated to finding loving, caring homes for every ferret.

They turn no ferret away, no matter the health, age, or lack of training. Medical needs are met, and manners are taught.

Ferrets Unlimited believes that educating the potential pet owner is one of the most crucial things a rescue organization can do. This applies to both ferret rescues and other animal organizations. An educated pet owner can provide a safer, happier, and healthier environment for their pet, thus making both the pet and themselves a good match.

I began volunteering at Ferrets Unlimited in 2002, when the former shelter director was diagnosed with cancer.

FerretsUnlimited.org

Tell me what you think about my birthday wish and if you decide to create a charity lens in honor of my birthday, please tell me about it!

My Birthday Wish Chatter

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    anonymous 

    6 years ago

    my wish for my birth day is small moto

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    pawpaw911 

    6 years ago

    They sure are cute little critters.

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    anonymous 

    6 years ago

    Just stopping back to see that sweet picture again and enjoy your giving heart toward ferrets, July 14th is on its way!

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    squidluck 

    6 years ago

    A very generous wish. It is late but I thought its better late than never. Belated happy birthday and may you have more birthdays to come.God Bless you and may your generosity goes a long long way....

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    Ruthi 

    6 years ago

    What a wonderful birthday wish! Please do tweet reminders when your birthday nears! I wish I'd seen this earlier, I'd have done same for my birthday...there's always next year!

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    Anderotin 

    6 years ago

    animals are very beautiful, but they must be very careful

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    Heather B 

    6 years ago

    A beautiful idea! I hope you're having lots of success!

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    Virginia Allain 

    6 years ago from Central Florida

    What a thoughtful birthday wish.

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    anonymous 

    7 years ago

    Dear Julianne,

    I admire the work you are doing for rescuing animals and hope that you get more success year after year.

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    anonymous 

    7 years ago

    I think this is great! The nonprofit lens are my favorite. Good reading.

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    KANEsUgAr 

    7 years ago

    Great lens, these ferrets are so cute.

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    anonymous 

    7 years ago

    ~ Dropping by to leave my Angels April Fools' Day Quest Blessings ~

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    UKGhostwriter 

    7 years ago

    Fantastic! - my wife did the same and raised £750 ($1000) for playground equipment for special needs children

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    Frankie Kangas 

    7 years ago from California

    OOPS. I think I forgot to mention that I blessed your lens too. Bear hugs, Frankster

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    Frankie Kangas 

    7 years ago from California

    Thank you for all you do for animals, Julianne. This lens is a wonderful way to have people donate. Blessed by an Angel. Bear hugs, Frankster

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    jgelien 

    7 years ago

    What a thoughtful and generous birthday wish. I love the idea of donating your birthday to charity. Wonderful lens.

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    jackieb99 

    7 years ago

    I always ask my friends and family to give me money through Kiva, so I can lend it out to third world entrepeneurs. I already have way too much stuff.

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    Anthony Godinho 

    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Sweet lens and an innovative concept to support the cause of Ferrets Unlimited. Beautifully presented and created and adorable pictures! :)

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    Julianne Gentile 

    7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    @JanieceTobey: Aww, most are about 2 pounds and the size of a long, skinny kitten. Some European and privately bed males are closer to 4 pounds and I have a tiny female who is only 1 pound. She fits in one hand like a big cookie.

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    JanieceTobey 

    7 years ago

    What a wonderful and so very special page this is! The ferrets are adorable! I called my son in to see the photos, and he wanted to know how big they grow.

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    Edit Photos 

    7 years ago from Earth

    Really creative lens!

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    hayleylou lm 

    7 years ago

    Great unique idea for your birthday - well done :)

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    snazzy lm 

    7 years ago

    What a lovely idea to donate your birthday. Cupcake and Cricket are very cute!.

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    anonymous 

    7 years ago

    My daughter wanted to have a ferret when she was young, and I didn't let her because I didn't, and still don't know much about these creatures. They are cute as can be. I like to make charity lenses, but my mission is to help people first, I eat animals...not that I would eat a ferret...unless I was starving. Its may be a good cause, and good on you for trying.

    BTW, I love animals and nature, people most.

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    julieannbrady 

    7 years ago

    Quite a compelling argument you make, my dear, especially soliciting your adorable ferret to plead your case. That is ONE cute and personable ferret!

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    anonymous 

    7 years ago

    What a great idea, I think it is wonderful what you are doing.

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    Julianne Gentile 

    7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    @damagedinc: Thanks!

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    damagedinc 

    7 years ago

    Nice lens

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    anonymous 

    8 years ago

    You need to check out http://www.mybirthdaycharity.com and create a profile. This is a great site that can help you with your birthday wish.

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    Deb Kingsbury 

    8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

    What a nice idea. And, of course, precious photos.

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    Thank's All of Them.

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    Happy birthday!

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    Achim Thiemermann 

    9 years ago from Austin, Texas

    Happy Birthday, Julie! A hearty SquidAngel Blessing for this fine lens, of course. :-)

  • juliannegentile profile imageAUTHOR

    Julianne Gentile 

    9 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    This is my best birthday, ever and it's still a few days away. Thanks so much for the nice comments, donations, and birthday wishes!

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    hey Julie-

    Way to celebrate in style. Have a great birthday. Ferrets everywhere are grateful. :)

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    Really good read :) 5 Stars

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    KimGiancaterino 

    9 years ago

    Squid Angel Blessed!

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    What a wonderful birthday gift to yourself!

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    Julianne Gentile 

    9 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    [in reply to Suzie-Shine] Wonderful! I hope you do that!

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    Suzie-Shine 

    9 years ago

    That's a lovely idea. May do something similar when mine is due.

    Suzie

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    Pmona LM 

    9 years ago

    That is the cutest little ferret face! Your birthday wish is a great idea! I hope you do well.

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    Samantha Devereux 

    9 years ago from Columbia Mo

    Great idea!

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    Mary 

    9 years ago from Chicago area

    I don't know much about ferrets but love this idea and your passion. 5***** and happy bday next month!

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    Julianne Gentile 

    9 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    [in reply to mysticmama] oops! I guess I should add that :) Thanks so much for your fantastic lens! I'm really awestruck that you created that lens!

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    julcal 

    9 years ago

    FAB idea

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    bdkz 

    9 years ago

    Happy Birthday Julie! Love this!

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    Bambi Watson 

    9 years ago

    very cool, though I did have to go to your facebook link to find out your Birthday is July 14th...but love the whole concept :-)

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