After our time in ‘downtown Hong Kong’, we spent the next 3-4 days at The Crossroads Foundation campus, a Hong Kong based, non-profit organization connecting people in a world of need with those who can help. Gary is on the executive board and
is here for some annual meetings.
Crossroad has developed,and maintains, programs in four vital areas: 1) Global Material Aid Distribution for relief and development; 2) Global Handicrafts, which provide “business solutions” for people in poverty: fair trade and social enterprises; 3) Global Hand assists for-profit and non-profit organizations who want to make a difference by partnering them with those in need.; and 4) Global X-perience teaching students, families, and business teams through participation in simulations of just what it is like to “step into the shoes” of those in need: whether through abject poverty, being victimized by terrorists, forced out of their country as international refugees, or suffering from disease, blindness, etc.
It is truly an amazing organization, staffed by a dedicated cadre of professionals and volunteers who are devoted to making a difference. [ed.note: Gary is a bit more than biased here, as he has been involved with Crossroads/Global Hand for the past 12 years!]
But don’t take my word for it! Look at their websites and see for yourself the range of impact they have created . . .
On to Bangkok!!