“Giving is not just about making donation. Its about making a difference”
“You have two hands . One to help yourself , the second to help others.”
My name is Nishant Vats and above quotes have always inspired me .
I always wanted to live close to nature and Seattle provided the opportunity. I started hiking and exploring the beauty of pacific northwest . While hiking I always thought how I can give back to society and nature. This quest led me to ASHA group. I have always vouched that education is essential tool to bring social and economic change in India. Education has played critical role in my life and I am sure you too agree that education is best gift you can give to any child. Therefore, I decided to raise funds for education for underprivileged kids in India through ASHA . I commit to climb Mt.Rainier and Mt.Baker to raise funds.
Am I ready for Rainier/Baker Summit?
I have been training hard to make sure I am mentally and physically ready as I need to climb with more than 40 pounds of backpack 😊 . During week I practice in gym and local park while on weekend I wake up at 3:30 am to hike in mountains.
On weekend you can find me on following mountains with backpack:
Tiger Mountain, Mount Si, Mailbox Tenerife Mountain
My fund-raising goal is $1500
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
“ A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step” . I know there is lot to do in India, but we need that first step.
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 2022 –Nishant Vats”. Thank you so much for your support! I will always be indebted and you can always reach out to me if you need any help in hiking 😊. If you are in Seattle, I would love to take you around on mountains.
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.