For over 23 years, Mike, the founder of GIVEGROWGO has been an avid contributor to local HIV/AIDS organizations and LGBTQ support movements. Some of the roles included: Education Program Manager, Events Manager, Volunteer Support Leader and International Relations Co-Ordinator.
The organizations that Mike supported for over two decades include:
- Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
- AIDS Vancouver
- BC Persons With AIDS Society (BCPWA) now known as Positive Living BC
- YouthCo AIDS Society
Mike was also integral in planning and co-ordinating events including:
- International AIDS Society Conferences in Vancouver
- Vancouver AIDS Walk now known as Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
Although his main focus has shifted towards humanitarian aid and assisting on the ground in developing countries through GIVEGROWGO, Mike is still a keen supporter of many of these organizations and events.