Ankita Agarwal

On the morning of May 20, 2020, I woke up with a bad headache and determination to physically challenge myself on an arduous outdoor adventure. 1 hour later, I found myself hiking Mailbox, one of the ‘hardest’ day hikes on I90 Corridor, in stormy, rainy, and snowy weather, with only 1 fellow hiker ahead of me. It was a humbling hike that led me to the discovery of unparalleled peace and joy in the outdoors. What started as a challenge became my passion and I started hiking almost every week. The benefits of recharging and reconnecting with myself kept me going despite the demands of my new job. Soon I found myself researching for bigger climbs when I came across the Asha Seattle community that not only has a climbing program but also focuses on a noble cause close to my heart: improving the state of education in rural and economically backward areas in India. I am seeking your help to contribute to Asha to allow me to raise funds as I attempt to climb Mount Rainier with the Asha team’s guidance this year.

I would like to clarify that the funds being raised here are not financing my climbs in any way. I have provided the finances for the gear and guide services for those myself.  All the funds raised will be exclusively used for Asha for Education projects.

I am asking you to make whatever contribution you think is appropriate. Any amount no matter how small helps to provide a brighter future for someone in need. All donations are tax-deductible (Tax Id 770 45 9884), and the organization is registered with many corporate employers for donation matching programs. With your donation please add the following comment – “Team Asha Climber 2021 – Ankita Agarwal”. Thank you so much for your support!

Why Asha for Education

Asha is a “minimal overhead” organization, driven by volunteers (including the administrative expenses) ensuring that more than 95% of your donations are sent to our partner groups in India. Asha for Education has consistently secured a 100% rating on Charity Navigator, a well-established database that evaluates non-profit organizations on the basis of transparency, accountability, and financial parameters.

Please visit Asha For Education to learn about some of the work that Asha volunteers do. The funds that are raised for Asha are disbursed to worthy initiatives in India. I would also encourage you to look at some of the Projects List taken by Seattle Chapter.

1600 USD Target
665 USD Raised
14 Supporters
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Contact Us

For checks/donations:
Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter,
PO Box 888080
Los Angeles, CA 90088 – 8080

For General communication:
Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter, PO Box 2407, Redmond, WA 98073-2407
Phone: 214-354-3101

Tax Status

Asha for Education is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
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