In July 2023 we made a big visit to the Anh Dao Orphanage with lots of food and general supplies for the month. We coordinated with the head nun at the orphanage, and bought many provisions they were running low on. Our team of volunteers in Nha Trang loaded up a van and made the drive north into Ninh Hoa to deliver everything to the orphanage.

When we arrived, the children were excellent helpers, and carried everything into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, noodles, beef, pork, shrimp, fish, fish pies, eggs, seaweed, mushrooms, vegan pork, vegan chicken, tofu sheets, fresh vegetables, shampoo, body wash, cleaning products, dish soap, and toiletries.

As a fun treat for everyone, our team prepared sweet drinks and cakes for all the children to enjoy. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Tuan Nguyen, Carolyn Castaneda, Philip Doughty, Elaine Nguyen, Fred Sims, Weekes Autographs, and Thien-Huong Palmer. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu An Son, a large group of orphans are cared for at this wonderful home in Ninh Hoa, 62 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Visit the orphanage and you’ll find a well-organized and loving environment. The children are happy, and it’s a joy to sit, talk, and play with the little ones. To help provide nourishment to the children, and as a small means of earning funds, Sister An Son tends a small farm behind the orphanage, in front of the girl’s living quarters. The children eat the vegetables that are grown here, and the surplus can be sold to help pay for monthly expenses.