In October 2022 we had a great charity trip to the Anh Dao Orphanage. We contacted the head nun and asked what supplies they needed for the month. She provided a detailed list, and we started planning a visit. Our team of volunteers bought all the supplies, loaded up a van, and drove north into Ninh Hoa.

The children met us in front and helped carry everything into the main common room. We brought bags of rice, boxes of noodles, milk, eggs, squid, fish cake, pork, fish, vegan pork, mushrooms, tofu sheets, vegan meat pies, seasonings, garlic, shallots, fish sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, cooking oil, peanuts, sesame seeds, black beans, mung beans, and snacks.

This charity trip was made possible through donations from Minh Nguyen and JL Support Services. 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.