GIVEGROWGO is a for-passion | for-purpose movement that is dedicated to building lives and leaving legacies. We are building lives through giving. We are leaving legacies by growing both personally and as a community. We […]
HOW DO WE TACKLE WORLD POVERTY?
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen believes that every person on the earth […]
IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER
Firstly, thank you to all of our friends and family as well as supporters and followers who have expressed interest in learning more about GIVEGROWGO and how to contribute to our for-purpose organization. We appreciate […]
MY PERSPECTIVE ON RACISM
Originally published on June 3rd, 2016 and updated on August 2nd, 2016 [update on foreign buyer tax in B.C.] and on July 2nd, 2017. By now, you’ve probably heard of or seen the laundry detergent […]
GIVEGROWGO’s 2016 MILESTONES & UPCOMING ADVENTURES
After traveling over 98,000 miles or 158,000 kilometres over the past 7 months (that’s equivalent of circumventing the world 4 times!) I’m finally settled back in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. A short pause in my schedule […]
NEXT TIME YOU SIT DOWN TO DINNER, USE THIS APP TO FEED A STARVING CHILD AT THE SAME TIME. SHARETHEMEAL HITS YOU IN THE GUT, JUST WHEN YOUR GUT IS MOST RECEPTIVE TO THE MESSAGE.
17. MILLION. LIVES.
Not long ago, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria looked unstoppable. In many countries, AIDS devastated an entire generation, leaving countless orphans and shattered communities. Malaria killed young children and pregnant women unable to protect themselves from mosquitoes or to access the right medicine. Tuberculosis unfairly afflicted the poor, as it had for millennia. Things have changed and the tide is turning, spearheaded by The Global Fund.
Partners in global health came together, to fight back. By working together, by pooling resources and expertise, and by involving people affected by the diseases, civil society, the private sector and governments, we have made progress way beyond what seemed possible.
Today, the Global Fund issued a Results Report, showing that health investments made through the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives, expanding opportunity and achieving greater social justice for families and communities worldwide. Even better, the report shows that advances in science and innovative solutions are accelerating progress at an ever faster-rate, getting us on track to reach 22 million lives saved by the end of next year.
But it’s no time to celebrate. We are only half way there. Tremendous challenges in global health still await us. Adolescent girls are contracting HIV at a terrible rate in southern Africa. TB/HIV co-infection is on the rise, as is multidrug-resistant TB. Gains made against malaria could be lost if we don’t expand prevention and treatment programs. GIVEGROWGO supports The Global Fund. Please do your part.
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A PASSION FOR HELPING
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 […]
HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Just started a new book titled: How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition by David Bornstein. It’s considered the bible of social entrepreneurship and new ideas. First […]
DID YOU KNOW?
GIVEGROWGO supports 2 kids in Central America through Compassion Canada. Lina Abigail in Guatemala and Yareliz Anaid Silva in Nicaragua. Find out how you can sponsor a child at www.compassion.ca.
Habitat for Humanity. We Build.
A safe, secure, affordable home changes lives. Construction, advocacy, market development, technical assistance — learn about the multiple ways we work toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity […]
During the recording phase of the mk project, a neighbour stopped by to place a note on our mailbox. We were so thrilled at the feedback we received from the community. Thank you for making this movement a great success.
the mk project is about building awareness for great causes & charities through volunteering, donations & music. It’s all about leaving a legacy for those that need our love, support and time.
We are pleased to announce that the mk project is now part of the GIVEGROWGO movement! Stay tuned for more exciting news.