On July 4, 2020 we had a fun visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. We had coordinated with the caretakers ahead of time and brought lots of essential supplies for the orphanage. On this visit, we brought vegan meats, white noodle dough, packages of rice crackers, bottles of hot sauce, packets of macaroni, packages of yogurt, boxes of instant noodles, packages of milk, baby wipes, diapers, laundry detergent, shampoos, and a new bicycle for the children to share. As a fun surprise for the children, we also brought sweet cakes, crayons and coloring books. The children had lots of fun with their new crayons and coloring books, then everyone had a spin on the new bicycle in the orphanage courtyard.

This charity visit was made possible through the kind donations of Khang Do. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was travelling 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.