On August 29, 2019 we had a great visit to the Suoi Cat Charity Home. Suoi Cat is a poor community to the west of Nha Trang, composed of rural farming hamlets that live in poverty. The Suoi Cat Charity Home is a loving place that houses and cares for many of the community’s children whose families struggle to support and provide for them. The home is composed of young children and teenage girls, who stay at the home year-round, sleep in dormitories, and have meals together in a communal dining hall. The children attend public school and receive tutoring and extra lessons at the home.
We contacted the caretakers to learn of their immediate needs and organized a visit. We brought boxes of noodles, milk, cooking oil, and 20 sets of headphones. The girls helped carry everything into the courtyard and were excited to try out the new headphones. The girls study on computers and take English lessons online, and the caretakers had asked for new headphones for the children’s studies. Our lead coordinator, Mai Khanh, played music on her phone and tablet and let the girls listen.
Then we brought out a fun surprise! We had an ice cream vendor drive out to the courtyard and started scooping ice cream into cups for the girls to enjoy. A great treat for a hot day. Everyone got their ice cream and found shady spots to eat and have fun with friends. A lovely visit!
This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Daniel Cole, Dieu Nguyen, Suruchi Khemka, the PayPal Giving Fund, eDollarCourse, and an anonymous donor from Wells Fargo Bank.