In February 2024 we had a terrific visit at the Loc Tho Charity School. In addition to free schooling for children from poor families, Loc Tho also provides breakfast and lunch for the students. With so many mouths to feed, we bring monthly allotments of food and general supplies to support their efforts.

After speaking to the nuns at Loc Tho, we went to local markets and did lots of shopping. Our team then loaded up a van and drove out to the school. The children took a break from their studies to greet our team.

On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of ramen, milk, cooking oil, mushrooms, vegan beef, vegan pork, seaweed, sugar, seasonings, fresh vegetables, peanuts, floor soap, and laundry detergent.

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Cuong Vo, Lan Nguyen, Bichlien Nguyen, and Vien Lam and Kevin Spring. Thank you!!!


The Loc Tho Pagoda has had a charity school since 1991, which was founded by Sister Thich Nu Dieu Y.  Sister Dieu Y dedicated her life to the children and passed away in 2014. The school is now run by the amazing and loving nuns of the Loc Tho pagoda. It’s a free primary school for poor children in the community whose parents cannot afford the costs of a public education. Textbooks, uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and teachers’ fees are all paid for by the school, and all children are welcome. The school provides breakfast and lunch for the students. The pagoda also cares for several orphans and foster children.