In March 2024 we had a fun visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. We had reached out to the caretakers and enquired about their needs this month. They provided a detailed list of food and general supplies, and our team began making preparations for a visit. We bought everything on the shopping list, loaded up a van, and made the drive out to the orphanage.

When we arrived, we unloaded the van and stacked everything in the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, packages of noodles, vegan pork, vegan chicken, vegan oyster sauce, varieties of mushrooms, varieties of beans, seasonings, tofu sheets, milk, boxes of ramen, siracha, Jello, yogurt, peanuts, cleaning supplies, snacks, and badminton sets.

At the end of our visit, the children took their new badminton sets out to the courtyard and played. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Christopher Dang. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was traveling in the countryside when he encountered a woman who said she could not care for her 2 children. She left the babies with the monk and fled. Not expecting to have 2 babies to care for, the monk made his way to the Song Lo pagoda, and the head nun at the pagoda, Sister Cat, agreed to care for the children. From that point on, orphans have been either brought to the pagoda, or abandoned at their gates. Formed in 2012, the Song Lo Orphanage cares for a small group of young children. Located adjacent the Son Lo pagoda, it’s a small facility deep in the countryside west of Nha Trang.