Crossroads’ work has been honoured over the years. Major awards are listed here.
THE ONE Hong Kong Humanitarian Award
Malcolm Begbie named as a finalist “in recognition of his contribution to humanity in Hong Kong.”
Crossroads Foundation commended for its long term commitment to environmental protection and dedication to the development of tenants’ recycling businesses.
Purpose Economy (Asia) 100
David Begbie named as one of 100 changemakers across Asia “who, together, are shifting the paradigm on what is possible for all of us.”
Bronze Bauhinia Star
Awarded to Malcolm Begbie by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong for “his dedicated community service to the disadvantaged groups locally as well as his humanitarian work carried out internationally.”
Officer of the Order of Australia
Awarded to Malcolm & Sally Begbie by the Australian Government for “distinguished service to the international community in the provision of humanitarian relief, particularly through the Crossroads Foundation, and as a significant contributor to United Nations efforts to connect business organisations with those in need.” Read more.
Women of Our Time, South China Morning Post
Sally Begbie named as one of Hong Kong’s 25 “most inspirational and influential women, an exemplary and diverse group who have contributed to the city’s success over the past year.”
Computer World Laureate
A data empowerment and IT infrastructure/supply chain management system, implemented for Crossroads, honoured for “its benefit to society.”
Advance Leading Women, Advance Australia
Sally Begbie honoured as one of 50 Australian women leaders in Asia.
Online Volunteering Award, United Nations Volunteers
Global Hand’s online volunteers, working on the UN-Business portal, honoured by UNV for “outstanding contributions to achieving the MDGs.”
Hero of Barrier-Free City Award, Hong Kong Federation for the Blind
Crossroads’ Blind X-perience honoured for making sight-impaired people an integral part of the Hong Kong community.
‘The List’, Hong Kong
Global Handicrafts included on ‘The List’, the top 100 shops and services in Hong Kong.
Bob Christian Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award, Hong Kong International School
David & Joshua Begbie won the inaugural award for “their strong, positive contribution to HKIS and the wider Hong Kong community.”
Outstanding Earth Champion (Waste Reduction), Earth Champions Foundation
Crossroads honoured for its impact on waste reduction in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Red Cross Humanity Award
David Begbie awarded the inaugural Red Cross Humanity Award for service to the poor, both within Hong Kong and internationally.
Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award, American Chamber of Commerce
Malcolm & Sally Begbie honoured for “their outstanding service to the Hong Kong community on a voluntary basis.”
Community Service Award, American Women’s Association
Awarded to Crossroads in recognition of “its valuable and ongoing support of Hong Kong and its citizens.”
Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service, Hong Kong
Awarded to Malcolm Begbie for “his volunteer services and significant contribution in serving the disadvantaged people and people in need in the society.”
International Service Award, Rotary Club of Hong Kong
Awarded to Malcolm & Sally Begbie for “their contribution to making the world a better place through their work with Crossroads.”
Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary International
Malcolm & Sally Begbie recognised by Rotary in appreciation of “tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”
Vocational Service Award, Rotary International
Awarded to Sally Begbie in appreciation of “her invaluable and gainful contribution to community service worldwide.”
“Hero for Today”, Reader’s Digest
Awarded to Malcolm & Sally Begbie for “their brave actions and setting an example for others to follow.”