It’s a big world, yes, but, today, we are better equipped than ever before to operate as a global village: a place where we can be global neighbours who help each other. Our goal is to be a crossroads connecting people in need with those who can make a difference.
In Crossroads Global Village (UK), we offer three services.
GOT/NEED DONATED GOODS?
Do you have quality excess goods you want to donate? Or would your NGO like to hear about donated goods being offered? Our Global Hand service provides a ‘matching’ website. Donors say what they would like to give and NGOs can respond if it would empower their work. In Global Hand, we do our best to ensure best practice so that the goods are placed in truly strategic ways. If this sounds like you, take a look and tell us if we can help you!
(You may have known us in earlier times by the name ‘Global Hand’. We have expanded and re-branded. Read more.)
NEED INSPIRATIONAL X-PERIENCES?
How often do you hear people say, ‘I didn’t really understand until it happened to me.’ Many people will never experience poverty, war, famine or other global issues troubling our world. So Crossroads offers programmes that bring a taste of those issues to them. We use a form of experiential theatre, a simulation of reality which we call Global X-perience. The old proverb says, ‘I can’t understand a man until I have walked a mile in his shoes.’ Our participants have a chance to take a few steps in another’s shoes and find out how they can use their lives to make a difference. We offer programmes on poverty, hunger, cross cultural challenges, blindness and more. Want us to bring a programme to your event or your organisation? Write! Call! We’re keen.
LOVE FAIR TRADE?
We do too. We sell goods from artisans, farmers and producers who live in poverty, all over the world. We can bring a table to your event so that your participants can have a chance to buy products which will change the lives of those needing a fair, steady income in order to improve their lives and those of their families and communities. Please let us know.
Crossroads Global Village (UK) (Charity number 1153488) is a partner organisation to Crossroads Foundation Hong Kong. We also have an associated organisation, Crossroads Global Village (501c3) in the USA.
Photo below: Syrian refugee children in Jordan receiving ‘winter’ kits we helped provide: each containing warm clothes to combat the bitter winter conditions which, in some cases, tragically claimed young lives in the camps.