Avinash Vaishya


Hi All!

It brings me great joy to announce I’m running Chicago Marathon 2023 and fundraising for “Asha for Education”. Asha for Education is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit with 50+ chapters around the world whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children. You can visit the projects page above to know more about the projects supported by Asha Chicago. Please support my cause with a generous donation.

As I searched for an NGO to join and run with, I aimed to find a purpose that truly resonated with me. Growing up in Dharavi in a humble family, I received invaluable support through loan scholarships and scholarships that enabled me to pursue a better education. I feel incredibly fortunate for this privilege, and I try my best to give back to society by supporting various NGOs.

One of my proudest accomplishments was running several half marathons with MESCO Trust in Mumbai. I firmly believe that education has the power to transform lives. A single educated child can create a socio-economic ripple effect that lifts everyone around them, as I’ve witnessed firsthand. As the first high school graduate in my family, I’m honored to have inspired the next generation of kids in my family to excel in their fields.

I believe that seeing someone achieve something perceived as impossible can inspire others to believe that anything is achievable. A prime example of this is the number of climbers who attempt to climb Mount Everest each year. Before 1953, no one dared to climb the peak, yet today, hundreds of people climb it annually. While tourism and new technologies have certainly played a role, the belief that the feat is achievable is the primary driving force in my opinion.

I’m hopeful that this donation will positively impact the lives of several children. Although I’ve set a target of $1750, I’ll continue to raise funds until race day, as every little bit helps.

Corporate Matching: You can maximize the impact of your donation by getting it matched by your company. Most of the companies match donations from employees to Asha for Education. You can verify on the confirmation webpage after you donate to verify if your company matches the donation. All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax ID: 770 45 9884).

Feel free to reach out to me or chicago@ashanet.org for any questions.

Thank you!

1750 USD Target
760 USD Raised
15 Supporters
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