Hi, I am Harsh Shah and I am running 13.1 miles as part of Seattle Rock n Roll marathon this June.
I enjoy running and it’s my favorite workout since it does not need much equipment and you can start running anywhere you like. I have not been running for long and this is my first half marathon so I am excited. My goal is to run a full marathon later this year. I have been supporting and sponsoring Asha projects for a long time and Support a Child is my favorite Asha program that allows you to sponsor one underprivileged child’s education for as little as $12 a month.
Training for and running the half marathon is my way of demonstrating the commitment I have to Asha and its cause of working at the grassroots of poor Indian communities for socio-economic upliftment. Beginning as an organization working to bring education to underprivileged children, Asha’s mission today has grown to rejuvenating the entire community these children live in and holistically bettering not just their own lives but those of their families as well.
Why Asha for Education?
Asha is a “Zero overhead” organization, completely driven by volunteers (including the administrative expenses) ensuring 100% of your donations are sent to our partner groups in India. Beginning as an organization working to bring education to underprivileged children, Asha’s mission today has grown to rejuvenating the entire community these children live in and holistically improve not just their own lives but those of their families as well.
I’m asking you to sponsor my run with whatever contribution you can make. All donations are tax deductible, and we are registered with many companies for donation-matching programs. Any contribution you make will help achieve these marathon goals and go a long mile in bringing smiles, education, well-being and awareness to children and their communities.
How can you help?
You can help by making a donation, however small it may be.
- On this web-page by clicking “Donate” button.
- By cheque – Make checks payable to “Asha for Education”, with memo: “Team Asha Run 2017 – for Harsh Shah”
- (For Microsoft employees) through http://give
- Go to http://give
- Click on “Go to My Giving Portal”
- Click “Make a Donation”
- In the Find a Cause box, Search for “Asha for Education – Seattle Chapter”
- Click Donate Now
- Add “Team Asha Run 2017 – for Harsh Shah” in the comments