Move Your Own Mountain
Manjhi Moves a Mountain is the true story of Dashrath Manjhi, who made a difference with a vision and hard work. We want to celebrate kids everywhere who have worked hard to make a difference in their communities, too. Please share your stories and photos so we can inspire each other to spread kindness!
The amazing students at Oak Hill Academy in Dallas are moving mountains by collecting food for homeless children who spend the day at the Vogel Alcove, going to school and getting childcare while their parents work. They also decorated bags, some with inspirational sayings, for the food and included treats and toys for Halloween. One of their teachers built a huge “mountain” to frame a classroom doorway and they put up a sign saying “Together We Move Mountains!” I loved spending the day with them on an Author Visit and thanking them in person for their kindness. #OakHillAcademyMovesMountains
From VIJAY at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas: I thought your book was amazing. I set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Texas Food Bank. I raised $45 and one dollar can feed three children so I fed 135 children. Even though it is not as significant as what Manjhi did, I still moved a mountain. Than you. Sincerely, Vijay
More wonderful stories from the kids at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas!
From MARLEY: We just read your book, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN in library. It made me think of what mountain I would like to move. A lot of times I think about how lucky I am to be so healthy. Some kids aren't so lucky, and have cancer. Depending on the cancer, some kids have to get homeschooled. Doctors do all they can to help people with cancer, but they still have not found a cure. This summer, I'm planning on making a fundraiser, whether it's a lemonade stand, a bake sale, a carwash and may other ones. I'm going to raise as much money as possible to help those ids. They they won't have the worry of someday not making it. I will also will ask some of my friends to help me. With Big Hopes, Marley
From IZZY: My class loved the book MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN. Every time my sister and I get in an argument, my sister Addy goes off to tell Mom, who is getting overwhelmed and every time I have to go chase after her! So I'm going to create a peace path in my yard where we both can talk about the problem. I think this will help everyone! Sincerely, Izzy
More students from Greenhill School in Addison, moving mountains!
From DERIAN: I read your book, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN, and I would like to tell you how I moved my mountain. A few days before Thanksgiving, I volunteered at a community center to give homeless people food for Thanksgiving. My job was to wash and cut turkeys. The other volunteer said I worked so hard to get the turkeys ready and after about an hour we did it. We gave over 200 meals to people that day and I felt really good after doing it. Thanks for listening about how I moved my mountain. Your friend, Derian
From ISABEL at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas: I loved reading the book, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN. One thing I can do to move my own mountain is by picking up litter in my neighborhood and school community. I could do this once or twice a week. I think what Manjhi did was amazing. It must have been very hard work. Sincerely, Isabel
From ZACH at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas: I recently read your book MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN. I have done something that helped people that could not buy enough food for themselves. I twas called Meals-on-Wheels. We went to different apartments and gave people salads, sandwiches, etc. Thank you for reading my letter. Sincerely, Zach
From TARIK at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas: I moved a mountain because I saw how people didn't care for the environment. Most people don't turn the lights off after they leave the room and a lot of people litter a lot. So I decided to join Team Green, which is a club that helps the environment. Every day we do trash pickup, or set up bird feeders or maintain our garden. This is how I moved a mountain. Sincerely, Tarik
From SOFI at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas: A while ago I noticed that people would let their dogs poop in someone's yard and walking away without cleaning it up. I found a way to move this mountain by placing boxes full of poop bags on some of the corners and little flags in the corners of some years to remind people. I hope you enjoyed my letter. Sincerely, Sofi