I’m Jignesh Kacharia from Redmond WA. Ever since I moved to the Puget Sound in 2003 and saw Mt. Rainier, Climbing Mt. Rainier has been on my bucket list.. Every time I thought about committing for this adventure, I always could come up with an excuse to postpone it to a later year
Of course, at that point I did not believe it was achievable. I was encouraged by a few friends who had trained in the past and had accomplished this great feat and encouraged me to train for this as well.
Hence this year I decided to take the plunge and commit myself to summit Mt Rainier and signed up for “Mt. Rainier Charity Climb 2017” with Asha along with 20 hikers to support “Asha for Education” to raise money for underprivileged children and women in India.
As part of the required training, I’ve already been doing the following climbs this winter/spring with fellow climbers: Tiger Mountain; Mt. Si; Lake Tenerife/Kamikaze Falls, Cable line, Mailbox peak.
I also plan to climb Saint Helen (may), Mt. Colcuck Peak (may), Mt. Baker (June) and finally, Mt. Rainier (July)
My goal is to raise $750 on top of my personal contributions to Asha during my training and climb to Mt Rainier.
Asha is a secular, non-profit, and an all-volunteer driven organization working towards socio-economic change in India. Their main focus is to empower the marginalized communities through education primarily for women and children.
Please donate to my campaign for Climb for Asha. 100% of the donations to Asha go directly to funding projects and are completely tax exempt
My fundraising goal is $750.
You can donate using the ‘Donate’ button on the webpage.
Microsoft Employees can also donate via http://give for. Steps are as follows:
- Go to http://Give
- Click on “Give Money”
- Search for organization “Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter“
- Click “Add to Cart” and Continue
- If you have given a check, then select “Gift already made Money/Product/Stock given directly to org)”
- If you want to make the payment now, select “Make a new gift now (Donate online via credit card now)”
- Select “Match with cash” and enter the same amount as above.
- In the purpose you can write “Team Asha Climb 2017 – Jignesh Kacharia”
- Continue and Confirm to complete the transaction
or donate via a check made to ‘Asha for Education’. Please include ‘Team Asha Climb 2017 –Jignesh Kacharia’ on the check
I am very grateful for your support, whether it is through well wishes, financial donations, or by spreading the word.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.