In February 2024 we brought lots of food and general supplies to the Anh Dao Orphanage and had a great visit with the children. We had reached out to the head nun to learn what the orphanage needed this month. We made a shopping list, bought everything at local markets, and loaded up a van. Our team then drove north into Ninh Hoa to the orphanage.

When we arrived, many of the children came out to greet our volunteers and helped carry all the supplies into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of noodles, pork, fish, shrimp, mushrooms, vegan pork, tofu sheets, seiten, soy milk, cheese, garlic, onions, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, siracha, detergent, soap, shampoo, floor soap, and cleaning products.

As a healthy treat for all the children, our team prepared fresh fruit for everyone to share. It was a wonderful day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Lucy Sowman, Elaine Nguyen, David and Trini Nguyen, and JL Support Services. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu An Son, a large group of orphans are cared for at this wonderful home in Ninh Hoa, 62 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Visit the orphanage and you’ll find a well-organized and loving environment. The children are happy, and it’s a joy to sit, talk, and play with the little ones. To help provide nourishment to the children, and as a small means of earning funds, Sister An Son tends a small farm behind the orphanage, in front of the girl’s living quarters. The children eat the vegetables that are grown here, and the surplus can be sold to help pay for monthly expenses.