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Summer Student Internships @ Crossroads

30 Jan


Want an internship that makes a difference? Apply for Crossroads’ Summer Internship Programme at in Hong Kong. The work you do in a summer with Crossroads has an impact on communities in need around the world, and here in Hong Kong. Crossroads’ interns are change-makers!

Who can do an internship at Crossroads?: If you’re a college or university student ready to use your skills, passions and who you are to help people in need, Crossroads welcomes your application (click here for the application form). Crossroads has worked with interns with a range of diverse abilities.

What kind of work will you be doing?: Crossroads’ interns work alongside people from more than 20 nations, sharpening your skills through real-world work experience in an English-speaking environment.

Roles available include: goods preparation for distribution, shipping, computing, Crossroads’ fair trade marketplace and café, communications, design, translation, accounting, administration, research, catering, hospitality and running experiential simulation programmes.

What will you receive at the end?: Crossroads award students a certificate and a reference letter from Crossroads on completion of the internship programme, given at a celebratory party at the end of the internships. For many, though, the most valuable take-away can be new friendships, better workplace and language skills and a deeper understanding of how to help a world in need.

How long is the internship?: Students commit to a six-week, full-time service period. Crossroads’ work week is Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where will you work?: Internships take place at the Crossroads Village, 2 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun N.T. Click here for a map.

How do you apply?: Ready to take the plunge? The first step is to complete an internship application form, found here. You’ll then be contacted for a brief interview and, in the following weeks, will be notified about whether you’ve been accepted, and where you might be placed.

About Crossroads Foundation: Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong-based, non-profit organisation serving global need. Crossroads Foundation believes 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 Crossroads Foundation provides an intersection, literally a crossroads, to bring both together.

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The Cathedral Clares – Sept 29 Designer Label Sale

11 Sep


Looking for something special AND donate to charity for the same time? This might be for you. The Cathedral Clares of the St John’s Cathedral’s Designer Label Sale is back! Included in the sale are a variety of designer, costume jewellery and scarves for the ladies and men. There are Coats, Jackets, Beautiful Dresses, Shoes, Handbags, New Cashmere Sweaters, Gorgeous Scarves, Fabulous Costume Jewellery and much more…

Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Place: Li Hall, St John’s Cathedral

Cash only. All proceeds benefit LOCAL charities

About he Cathedral Clares: The Clares are a diverse and multinational group, faith and non-faith, Cathedral and non-Cathedral members who enjoy occasional lunches and trips around Hong Kong

Join The Clares and make new friends and even snap up a bargain during sorting and pricing of donated goods for sale in their Charity Shop, CASTAWAYS!

Join The Clares for sorting any WEDNESDAY from 09:30am and for coffee and conversation at 10:30am in The Li Hall of St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Hong Kong. Or
Contact: Stella on stellarcarter@gmail.com

Castaways is located within the Cathedral grounds. It sells clothing, including shoes and handbags, and also books and household linen donated by Cathedral members and the public. Items in good, clean, SALEABLE condition are welcomed.

Apart from the part time Manager the shop is staffed by volunteers from Clares Women’s Network and all profits go to locally based charities. Castaways is proud of its service to the community. It is thrice blessed. It blesses the generous giver, the grateful buyer and the needy charity. (The volunteers also enjoy themselves)

Opening hours are:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12.00 noon – 2.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am – 12.00nn.
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Donation days are Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

How to simplify your life by reducing your waste by NO!W No Waste

23 Apr


Ban the clutter. Get rid of the excess. Don’t buy too much.

Meet Fanny Moritz who while remaining positive and passionate, shares with her audience the secrets of a minimalist and zero waste life. She will covers the famous 5R’s method (from Bea Johnson) and the different benefits it brings: health benefits, a better planet and consequent time & money savings.

Talk: 30 mins
Q&A: 30 mins

Date: Sunday 6 May 2018

Time: 3-4pm

Place: LIGHTSTAGE Art & Events Venue, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Price: Free, please register via EventBrite

About Fanny MORITZ: Ban the clutter. Get rid of the excess. Don’t buy too much. Organise your living space because the visual aspect of your home affects your mind. Fanny made these principles hers, and has had a ‘less is more’ mindset for as long as she remembers.

But at the end of 2015, when she read Bea Johnson’s bestseller Zero Waste Home, it was a turning point: she realised that she still produced too much waste and it was high time for her to embrace a more responsible lifestyle by considerably reducing her waste.

A better self. A better planet. Everything makes sense.

In a world where overconsumption has taken over, Fanny MORITZ explains with passion and optimism the benefits of the Zero Waste lifestyle and gives tips on how to easily reduce one’s waste.

Want to know more about the Zero Waste lifestyle? Don’t hesitate to drop an email: contact@fannymoritz.com

http://www.fannymoritz.com

About NO!W No Waste: NO!W No Waste is a platform providing reusable & compostable alternatives for disposable items you use in your kitchen, bathroom or at work.

Their goal is to offer customers the opportunity to replace the products they throw away on a daily basis with sustainable alternatives to reduce their waste.

Monthly pop up stores, workshops, music festivals, markets and more. NO!W No Waste regularly organizes or participates in events in order to meet their customers and get feedback.