Giving back to the community with Crossroads Foundation
As we approach the end of the third wave of Covid-19 in Hong Kong, the team at Star Anise managed to take part in its first physical CSR activity of 2020 at Crossroads Foundation ("Crossroads"). We were one of their first volunteer visitors for quite some months as well!
Crossroads is a Hong Kong based not-for-profit organisation located near Gold Coast, Tuen Mun. It aims to serve globally and locally, meeting the needs of people in need. They specialize in offering four global crossroads services:
Global Distribution: provides aid for relief and development in over 90 countries, including Hong Kong.
Global X-perience: offers experiential programmes on war, HIV/AIDS, blindness, hunger, water access, inequality in trade and poverty.
Global Hand: welcomes donations virtually!
Global Handicrafts: provides ‘business solutions’ for people in poverty: fair trade and social enterprises.
Our team had the pleasure of participating in the Crossroads Global Distribution and Global Handicrafts services. The redistribution process requires volunteers to unpack donated items, then scan them for quality and pack them for redistribution. The team found this to be both a meaningful and educational experience especially during a time when the World is facing so much uncertainty.
Annie Tang, co-Managing Director at Star Anise Legal, said of the event, "We could directly see the impact of how goods donated by the community of Hong Kong can help both those in need as well as the environment. Although we had to utilise our physical strength, we really enjoyed utilising our physical strength and giving some of our time to such a meaningful cause. Due to its location, Crossroads is surrounded by lush greenery so we were also able to appreciate nature so all in all, we really enjoyed this CSR activity and hope to do it again!"
If you are also interested in volunteering with Crossroads Foundation, please visit their website and fill in the signup form: https://www.crossroads.org.hk/home/connect/volunteer/.
Here are some highlights of the event:
About Star Anise
Star Anise is a leading independent recruitment firm based in Hong Kong specialising in the fields of legal and compliance recruitment. Founded by two former practising Big Law lawyers, since 2010 we have grown into one of the most trusted and reliable names in the legal and compliance recruitment field, acting for major international law firms, conglomerates, banking and financial institutions, listed companies, regulatory bodies and multi-national companies.
With expert knowledge of the legal and compliance jobs markets in Hong Kong, we cover skilled and qualified professional s at all levels ranging from private practice partners and lawyers, general counsels and in-house counsels, CCOs and compliance professionals, company secretaries, and support staff.
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