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|6. 全職員工總數||70 full time staff, all of whom are volunteers.|
|7. 每年平均義工人數 (包括董事會成員)||in addition to the 70 full time volunteer staff, we have over 6,000 volunteers from the community each year.|
|Crossroads foundation is a Hong Kong based non profit organization. Our goal is to connect people in a broken world.|
GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION: Where need meets resource;
GLOBAL HAND: Partnering for a better world;
GLOBAL X-PERIENCE: Stepping into another’s shoes
GLOBAL HANDICRAFTS: Fair trade for a fairer world
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We live in a world that sees too much suffering. Crossroads’ goal is to connect those in need with those who can help. So we try to serve, quite literally, as a crossroads connecting people in a world of need.
We do so through four services:
- Global Distribution: We distribute quality goods to people in need, in Hong Kong and around the world, in keeping with standards of best practice.
- Global X-perience: We offer simulation experiences in which participants step, briefly, ‘into the shoes’ of people facing global challenges: war, poverty, HIV vulnerability, blindness, environmental challenges, hunger and more.
- Global Hand: This is a match-making service which links donors who have goods anywhere in the world with non profit organisations.
- Global Handicrafts: Aid helps people today. An income helps them tomorrow. Global Handicrafts marketplace sells goods made by people in need, within Hong Kong and around the world, on a fair trade or social enterprise basis.
Crossroads has several levels of management and governance.
- The Board comprises 5 individuals who are active in overall direction and development of the organisation.
- The Senior Management Team comprises 6 operational directors who oversee different components of the work, and 12 Departmental Managers who manage their specific departments.
- The Corporate Advisory Group comprises 12 individuals from the corporate and NGO sectors in Hong Kong who advise on developmental steps in particular.
These folk are chosen for their understanding of charitable work both globally and locally, their areas of expertise, their compliance with the values of Crossroads, and their shown commitment to serving the poor. We are so grateful to be surrounded by people who are not only passionate about using their core competencies to engage with global need but are experts in their various fields. This enables Crossroads to remain agile, able to respond to opportunities before us and adjusting our services to deliver greatest impact, and to maintain an excellent level of service delivery and impact.
Partnership is at the core of Crossroads’ services. This work simply would not happen without partnership.
Donors: We have over 2000+ organisations in Hong Kong that contribute to the work of Crossroads, either through donating surplus product, funds, freight/logistics, volunteering help or giving pro bono services. See our full list of sponsors here.
Volunteering: Crossroads is 100% volunteer run. A team of 70 full time volunteers is assisted by over 6000 volunteers from the community who contribute almost 80,000 volunteer hours each year. This work simply would not happen without this network of hardworking community volunteers.
Partner NGOs: It is our joy to see surplus goods redistributed to NGOs and Social Welfare agencies throughout Hong Kong where those goods can support programmes and services to help the poor. We have helped well over 500 NGOs in Hong Kong. In addition, we have sent goods to NGOs in over 90 nations around the world.
As mentioned in Q5, wherever possible, we use sponsors’ goods or services rather than cash. Many companies make us part of their Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. Government and non-government groups assist as well. This wonderfully reduces our overheads. The full set of over 2,000 organisations is at http://www.crossroads.org.hk/our-sponsors. Some examples include:
- Rent: The Government of the Hong Kong SAR kindly permits us the use of our premises: the former Perowne Barracks site in Tuen Mun, consisting of 40 buildings on 9 acres.
- Staff: None of our 70 full time staff receives a salary. Their efforts are augmented by over 6,000 community volunteers each year.
- Legal: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Mayer Brown, Allen & Overy donate legal services.
- Humanitarian Transport: Transport companies routinely sponsor shipments or freight needs including, among many, APL, Cathay Pacific, CMA-CGM, COSCO, Crown Relocations, CTS, Dragonair, HACTL, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, MTR, Maersk, Santa Fe, OOCL, Zim.
- Accounting: BDO gives all accounting services, including our annual audit.
- IT: Microsoft has sponsored customised development of business process automation software. Cisco has donated hardware and software.
Because of our modis operandus explained in Q6, we are able to multiply any financial donation given. $100 donated can result in $900 worth of goods distributed to people in need. That makes good financial sense.
It makes excellent sense from an environmental perspective too: instead of becoming landfill, quality goods are redistributed to people who need them.
Annually, we send the equivalent of 185 containers of aid. Each cargo is hand-tailored with a wide range of goods needed to equip schools, medical clinics, orphanages, community development projects, disaster relief, and more.
Demand for our Global X-perience simulations continues to grow rapidly, with over 213,000 participants since they began in 2005. For the 2018-19 year, 67% participants were educational students. In addition, we’ve run our simulations for the delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos each year since 2009, particularly highlighting the global refugee crisis.
Our newest initiative, GoodCity, is an innovative online platform to streamline the process of goods donation to people and organizations in need within the Hong Kong community. More details in Q7 and Q9.
Through our services, Crossroads impacts 120 countries and sees approximately 610,000 lives benefited each year.
One of our greatest strengths is also one of our weaknesses: volunteer labour. In today’s financial climate, we frequently lose volunteers when a paying job takes precedence. We are so grateful to those who work so hard volunteering at Crossroads and long to have a more stabilized team of volunteers support them.
One solution we are trialling is a new ‘Cultural Ambassador Internship Programme’, where we can source skilled interns for a 2 year period, with their costs covered by corporate sponsorship. We have 4 interns on this programme to date.
Land tenure: We have graciously been permitted the use of government land in Tuen Mun, initially on a 5 year lease (from 2004-2009) but subsequently on a 3 month rolling lease. It is difficult to find organisations willing to invest financially in the development of our facilities with such a short lease, albeit one we’ve had for 10 years. With the generosity of financial sponsors who are able to risk the investment, however, we have been able to maximize our facilities and land. We would love to do more of this and are developing plans to that end, while the government continues to consider our lease situation.
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We have focused on GoodCity for this question.
- In our trial period of promoting the new service platform, we aimed to have 400 donors using the app to make offers. In 3-year time, we expect 400% growth. While we have onboarded over 100 NGO staff members as our users, we expect to onboard over 600 accumulatively in 3-year time.
- These changes will facilitate faster process and turnover rate to serve the needy in Hong Kong as well as accelerate the donation process with 90% time saved from complicated procedures and communication by introducing the new technology/platform.
- GoodCity had its soft launch in September to achieve better promotion and raise awareness among the NGOs. Crossroads aims to hold another public launch event in the coming year or two to further network and liaise with a wider spread of public donors and stakeholders from the commercial sector as well.
Governance (board)/management level
- Since GoodCity is operated by Crossroads, it comes under the management and governance systems of the Crossroads Foundation. In addition, where expertise is lacking, industry specific experts have been sought out for ongoing guidance and development of the app.