In June 2022 we had a fun visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. After getting in touch with the nuns at the orphanage, we made a detailed list of items they were running low on this month. Our team went to local markets, bought everything on the list, and loaded up a van to drive out to the orphanage.

On this visit, we brought bottles of siracha, white sesame seeds, packages of tea, varieties of instant noodles, milk, tofu, tofu sheets, cooking oil, syrup, tapioca balls, jello, sugar, kitchen cutlery, laundry detergent, cleaning products, dish soap, batteries, and diapers.

The children helped stack everything in the common room, and as a fun treat, everyone got bubble tea drinks! It was a fun visit with the children.

This charity visit was made possible through the donations from Ronald Schierer, Jan Pieterse, Elaine Nguyen, and Linh Lam. 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.