Our Summit Goal!
Event: Voluntary Service Overseas - Accenture Kilimanjaro Trek August 2012 on 26/08/2012
£4,989.36 raised of £4,600.00 target
£4,989.36 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/ClimbToTheSky
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By text message to donate £10 Text AVIL76 £10
Soon, I will raise my hands while standing on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, after climbing to 19,340 feet with fellow team members from all over the world. The road to Kili’s summit starts now, as the Accenture-VSO team begins to prepare, train, and fundraise in order to enable a successful trek and, more importantly, to make an impact on the devastating poverty of the East African region.
The success of the trek and the difference that we can make in the lives of the region’s children depends on you. Each trekker is required to raise £4,600 (~$7000) to enable the work of VSO. These funds are above and beyond personal trip costs, such as equipment, airfare, etc., so you can be sure that your donation will do the most good by directly supporting those children in need. Learn more about VSO at the bottom of this statement.
You can make a big difference by giving generously in one or more of the following ways:
Online (Credit Card / PayPal)
The easiest and quickest way to make a positive difference in VSO’s work in East Africa and to support my Kilimanjaro Trek is by donating on this page. Giving online puts your donation to VSO to work immediately, and ensures that your donation is credited immediately to my name. The 2012 Mt. Kili Trek fundraising page offers secure online donation options by credit card or PayPal.
Cash / Check
Due to the timing of the trip and goal deadlines please contact me if you would like to pay by cash/check.
Spread the News
The more people that know about this charity the more we can raise. Please let your family, friends and co-workers know about this charity and provide them this link: http://www.justgiving.com/ClimbToTheSky
*100% of all donations made go to the VSO charity. The Mt. Kilimanjaro trek is paid for by my personal funds.
**VSO is a UK non-profit so donations are accepted in pounds(£). The conversion rates are approximately 1£ = $1.56.
My updates 8
SUCCESS! On Sep 3, 2012 at approximately 7AM Kili time I successfully completed the climb. Pictures and stories will follow in the next few days. I want to thank all of the donors who helped raise so much money. We raised the most!
Hi All! With just under two months to go the preparations are going great! Some fun news. The Jewish Exponent printed an article about me and the challenge. Take a quick look (short read): http://jewishexponent.com/article/26186/Climbing_Kilimanjaro_and_Helping/
Hello All, As shown above, we have reached 106% of the target! I am so overwhelmed with your generosity. This doesn't mean I get to rest. There is still more fundraising to do. On August 29 the climb will begin! Just two months to go!!!!
This is an exciting week. I am going to the annual Bimmerfest.com Climb to the Clouds event to raise some money! We are in the home stretch and looking to hit 100%. Check out the items being auctioned and let me know if you are interested in getting a proxy bid. www.avilazar.com
If you would like to participate in the Bimmerfest.com Climb to the Clouds event auction please proceed to http://www.avilazar.com/ for more details. Please check this periodically as items will be added to the site prior to the June 9th event.
Charity Registration No. 313757
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. Everyday around 1,500 VSO volunteers are working in carefully selected placements, sharing their and experience and working to tackle poverty by empowering those really affected by it.
Looking forward to climbing to the Clouds for a good cause with fellow Bimmerfest'ers
Donation by Jan Mark Holzer on 17/04/12
Good luck, Avi, what a wonderful thing to do!
Donation by Janet Rosen on 11/04/12
Good luck and wind spirit your way!
Donation by Boris Artemyev on 06/04/12
Thank you Sara C!
Donation by Avi Lazar on 03/04/12
Thank you Kathy G
Donation by Avi Lazar on 31/03/12
From The Bards happy hour raffles $333!!! Thank you everyone who attended and participated!
Donation by Avi Lazar on 31/03/12
All the best Avi...can't wait to hear all about your climb!
Donation by Kelly Crosson on 30/03/12
Donation by Anonymous on 27/03/12
All the best Avi-- can't wait to hear all about the climb!!!
Donation by Ekua Eshun on 24/03/12
Good Luck Avi!!! Make that climb.
Donation by Joe Collins Anugo on 23/03/12
Donation by Christopher Castle on 23/03/12
Thank you Joanie!
Donation by Avi Lazar on 15/03/12
Avi, Great meeting you and best of luck!
Donation by Andrew Marquez on 15/03/12
Be Careful and Have Fun!
Donation by Christine Bhatia (Chrissy Carter) on 14/03/12
To my fellow hiker, see you at the summit!!
Donation by Jonathan Katz on 12/03/12
Go! Damnit just go! Enough of the yakking already.
Donation by DSXMachina (Roly) on 09/03/12
Proud of you brother!
Donation by Todd Weinstock on 07/03/12
Good luck from your mother's favorite New York City customer!!! :)
Donation by Sherri Plotkin on 05/03/12
Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/12
Donation by Lauren Steinitz on 27/02/12
Best of luck on your adventure. Enjoy the journey!
Donation by Jason Vermillion on 27/02/12
Avi, you are doing a great thing! Best of luck. Let me know if there is anything more I can do to help you.
Donation by Tim & The Connors Family Foundation on 27/02/12
Best of luck and can't wait to hear about your experience!
Donation by Stephen Haas on 26/02/12
Have fun on your climb!
Donation by David Hoene on 24/02/12
Good luck and God Bless
Donation by Kati T on 24/02/12
- * Online donations£4,590.81
- Offline donations£398.55
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£4,989.36
- Gift Aid£0.00
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