I’m Parag Kacharia from Redmond WA. My brother and I have been discussing to summit Mt Rainer since last 8 years. Past winter my brother and I decided to go to Asha organized Mt Rainer kick-off. I was very moved by stories from last year’s hikers and signed myself up right then. Next few weeks I had doubt about my capabilities and wondered if I have the physical and mental strength to summit such a big mountain without much experience. I have been training hard for past few months with help of Team Asha. I have made good friends and created amazing memories. It has been challenging journey thus far but it has been rewarded already with breath taking experiences and adventures.
I have confidence now that I will be ready to summit Mt Rainer in July 2017. I would have never done it without team Asha. 20 hikers and me will be summiting MT Rainer in July 2017 to support “Asha for Education” and raise money for underprivileged children and women in India.
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.
My fundraising goal is $750. 100% of the donations to Asha go directly to funding projects and are completely tax exempt
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 “2017 Asha Climbing Program – for Parag Kacharia
- Continue and Confirm to complete the transaction
or donate via a check made to ‘Asha for Education’. Please include ‘Team Asha Climb 2017 –Parag 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.