Health Initiative for Men Receives $10,000 Donation from 100 Gay Men for a Cause

Health Initiative for Men (HIM) has been selected as the recipient of a generous $10,000 donation from 100 Gay Men for a Cause, a locally organized network of gay men dedicated to supporting charitable causes in the community.

100 Gay Men for a Cause operates on a unique model where members gather quarterly to listen to pitches from local charities and vote on which organization will receive the funds. The charity with the highest number of votes receives $10,000, while the two runners-up receive $2,500 each.

HIM was deeply honored to receive the top donation, which will be dedicated to the expansion of the HIM on Davie Health Centre. The funds will be used to set up a new clinic space, complete with four examination rooms. This expansion aims to reduce turn-aways and enable HIM to serve a greater number of community members each year.

“We are incredibly grateful to 100 Gay Men for a Cause for their generous donation, and it is meaningful that it came from this group of people” said Aaron Purdie, Executive Director at HIM. “This funding will make a significant impact on our ability to provide essential health services to the GBQ men and gender diverse communities in Vancouver.” 

HIM on Davie Health Centre provides a range of health services, including sexual health testing, counseling, and community support programs. The expansion of the clinic space will allow HIM to enhance its capacity and reach more individuals in need of care and support, in a safe and supportive environment.

The donation from 100 Gay Men for a Cause underscores the importance of community support in advancing health initiatives and addressing the needs of marginalized populations. HIM looks forward to utilizing the funds to expand its services and make a positive impact on the health and well-being of the GBQ men and gender diverse communities in Vancouver.

The Two Other Charities:
HIM was honoured to pitch alongside two important communities organizations who also deserve community support:

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Donate to CBRC

The Heart of Richmond’s mission is to identify the needs and develop the support services/programs for persons living with HIV, their families, friends and caregivers. We aim to provide education and public awareness regarding HIV and the prevention of transmission.
Donate to The Heart of Richmond

HIM honours the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the territories of many nations on the west coast of Turtle Island, on whose unceded and stolen land we live and work. As uninvited inhabitants, we acknowledge that this space is and always will be Indigenous land.

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