In mid-June 2020, we had a fun visit to the Phu Quang Orphanage. We had contacted the nuns to learn of their most pressing needs, bought lots of essential supplies at local markets, and drove out to the orphanage. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of noodles, packages of milk, packages of dried foods, varieties of vegan meat substitutes, dish soaps, brooms, mops, and toiletries.

As a fun surprise for the children, we brought toys, cakes, and a new Lego set. The children spread out on the common room floor and had fun with their new toys. Such a fun visit!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of John Paul Kim. Thank you!!!


The Phu Quang Orphanage was founded by Sister Thich Nu Dieu An at the Phu Quang pagoda in the early 2000’s. For many years, the orphanage was a loving home to a group of orphans and a foster home to neighborhood children whose families struggle to support and provide for them. The orphanage was forced to shut down for several years, and we were very happy to learn that it was up and running once again. Phu Quang is a smaller orphanage than before, and cares for just under 15 children in a loving environment.