Gabe's Birthday Fundraiser

Some of you may know that I keep an online alias as 61gabester -- 61 means June 1st, which is, well, the day of my birthday. That's right: It's my birthday, and I'm incredibly fortunate to be celebrating it with loved ones, which is why the rest of this online page exists. Let's do some donating.

This year, though, I've decided to really commit to the bit. 61 is a special number for me, so while $305--Pitbull's special number--is our target, I'll be matching donations to two very special charities up to that point for a total of $610. Anything beyond that is just gravy, and I hope we get to gravy.

The two charities, one for each special city in my life:

1. The Children's Book Bank is a lovely literacy-focused organization based out of Regent Park in Toronto. They aim to get books and literacy materials into the hands of low-income families, and, as a lifelong reader myself, I really want to help them fill kids' backpacks with some really awesome books.

2. The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal is doing fantastic work during this pandemic. They've set up a COVID-19 Fund for their urgent research, PPE purchases, and support of frontline workers.

14 supporters view all

$777 raised of $305 goal

Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 7, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Anonymous The Children's Book Bank $152.50
June 7, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Anonymous The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $152.50
June 1, 2020, 10:56 p.m. Naomi Mazer The Children's Book Bank $50.00
You’re incredible Gabe!! Happy birthday wishes from everyone and sending lots of love and hugs and kisses ??????
June 1, 2020, 10:56 p.m. Naomi Mazer The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $50.00
You’re incredible Gabe!! Happy birthday wishes from everyone and sending lots of love and hugs and kisses ??????
June 1, 2020, 4:10 p.m. Ella Nisker The Children's Book Bank $18.00
Happy birthday love you!
June 1, 2020, 4:10 p.m. Ella Nisker The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $18.00
Happy birthday love you!
June 1, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Mark Mazer The Children's Book Bank $50.00
Happy birthday to my nephew, a true gem of a man! You always impress me. So proud of you. But how could you abandon your bubby?
June 1, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Mark Mazer The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $50.00
Happy birthday to my nephew, a true gem of a man! You always impress me. So proud of you. But how could you abandon your bubby?
May 31, 2020, 10:06 p.m. Fran Tabak The Children's Book Bank $50.00
Happy Birthday my beautiful sweet delicious grandson who abandoned me just because of this coronavirus thing!! Toronto was calling -
May 31, 2020, 10:06 p.m. Fran Tabak The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $50.00
Happy Birthday my beautiful sweet delicious grandson who abandoned me just because of this coronavirus thing!! Toronto was calling -
May 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m. Karen Mazer The Children's Book Bank $50.00
You go Gabe!
May 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m. Karen Mazer The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $50.00
You go Gabe!
May 31, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Sophie Nisker The Children's Book Bank $18.00
May 31, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Sophie Nisker The Jewish General Hospital Foundation $18.00