Crossroads Foundation

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Serving a world of need, Crossroads, true to its name, provides an intersection which brings the right people together to help. It does so in four ways

Global Distribution: Even as people battle dire poverty around the world, Hong Kong manufacturers, companies and others pour high quality goods into Crossroads' warehouse: computers, medical equipment, educational supplies, clothing, household goods, books, electrical goods and more. The Government of the Hong Kong SAR provides Crossroads with 200,000 square feet of storage. With any one dollar donated, Crossroads can therefore send goods worth at least twenty dollars.

Global Hand: In today's era of Corporate Responsibility, many companies are looking for NGOs with whom they can co-operate to help a hurting planet and its hurting people. Often, though, they have trouble finding partners. Global Hand is an online matching service that helps connect profit and non-profit organisations. It has also built a special application of its software for the United Nations, partnering with the corporate sector.

Global Handicrafts: Unfair trade conditions make it tough for communities trying to work their way out of poverty. Global Handicrafts is a colourful marketplace with products from scores of producers and artisans, operating on a Fair Trade basis: jewellery, chocolate, coffee, tea, soap, candles, carvings, pottery, silks and more.

Global Village: It is said, "I cannot understand a man unless I walk a mile in his shoes." In Global Village, visitors are invited to 'step into the shoes' of people grappling with world need. Rather than hearing a lecture on these issues, people 'x-perience' something of them, through simulation: war, refugee life, manual labours, poverty, HIV/AIDS, blindness and more.

To do this important work we have a full time team of volunteers who come to Hong Kong from all around the world. We have team members of all ages from 18 to 80; couples, families and individuals. Please do contact us if you would like to know more about volunteering at Crossroads short or long term.

2 Castle Peak Road
Tuen Mun, no postal
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
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Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong based, non-profit organisation serving global need. We believe that, in a broken world that sees too much suffering, we should do all we can to link those who are in need with those who can provide help. So we provide an intersection, literally a crossroads, to bring both together.

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