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Asha for Education is an international non-profit organization committed to providing basic education for underprivileged children in India in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.

Till date, Asha has supported more than 385 different child education projects spanning 24 states in India. In terms of project funding, almost $4,000,000 has been disbursed to these projects since Asha's inception. In 2002 alone, Asha chapters raised and disbursed more than $1,000,000 to over 200 projects.

Ratnakar's Runner Profile

  I heard about Team Asha and it's running program from colleagues and friends, so I decided to give a try this summer when my family went on vacation to India.Initially, I was not sure how far I can go but thanks to our coaches and other members of team, I am able to run consistently and longer distance.

One of the best part of Asha I realized, after joining was the charity program for kids in India, we run and raise money for educating underprivileged kids in India.

Asha is an all-volunteer based organization with no over-head costs. Asha is a US-registered non-profit organization, so all your contributions are tax-deductible (501(c)3) under the IRS code.
Please help me reaching my goal of raising money for the projects I have chosen by donating using credit card or sending a check as below. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding donations or my marathon.

Progress so far -
I have successfully completed Liberty half marathon with the time of 2:10:14, and will be running Philadelphia Marathon on Nov 20, 2011.

How You Can Help

You can help by contributing towards my fundraising goal. Every dollar you donate will help an underprivileged child get basic education. Please donate generously. All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax ID: 77-0459884). Please check if your employer can make a matching donation.

You may donate online with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) by clicking the button below:

Alternately, you may write a check to: "Asha for Education" with Marathon 2011 for Ratnakar Patil printed in the memo, and mail your donation to:
Asha for Education
150 Maple Avenue, # 118
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Thank You!

Thanks to the 2 supporter(s) who have helped me raise $550 towards my goal of $2620 for the Philadelphia Marathon Marathon.  

Training for:
Philadelphia Marathon

Fundraising goal:
$ 2620

Supported projects:
Asha Central NJ Projects



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