Lakshmi (Gopalakrishnan) Bora

Hello all, 

On the weekend of July 16-17, 2022 I will be participating in the long-distance bike ride from Seattle to Portland (STP), which involves biking 206 miles over two days. I have been training since early March with Team Asha. This has involved rides of increasing complexity every weekend and has been a fun way to build stamina, biking skills and spend time outdoors exploring the Pacific Northwest. Team Asha are a bunch of wonderful committed folks volunteering their valuable time for a charity. Without their support, this ride wouldn’t have been possible.

My bigger goal for the STP ride is to raise funds and awareness for the charitable organization ‘Asha for Education’. Asha is a non-profit organization that provides basic education to underprivileged children throughout India. What’s unique about them is that they work at the grassroots level while operating very lean (volunteer-driven), with over 95% of the donations sent to 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. Click here to learn more about the projects supported by the Asha Seattle chapter, all over India!

This year, I aim to raise $550 (before company matching) for Asha for Education. I would appreciate your help in reaching this goal. No amount is small, and your donation will fund educational projects in India. Additionally we will match every dollar upto $550 of total donations. We are thankful that my husband Vaibhav’s employer, Microsoft, will match every dollar he donates. So your donation will have a 3X impact.

Thank You for your time and your donation!!

Note that Asha is a registered 501(c) organization, and all donations are tax deductible.


550 USD Target
1270 USD Raised
7 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 98052
Phone: 214-354-3101

Tax Status

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