In March 2022 our team had a great visit at the Song Lo Orphanage. After speaking with the orphanage caretakers, we made a detailed list of items they were running low on. Our team bought everything at local markets in Nha Trang, loaded up a van, and drove out to the orphanage.

The children helped carry all the provisions into the main courtyard and everyone gathered together. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, mung beans, siracha, sugar, white noodles, bean curd sheets, vegan beef, apples, milk, vegan pork, mushrooms, yogurt, tofu, peanuts, jello, sesame seeds, white beans, detergent, toiletries, shampoo, body wash, and masks.

We handed out balloons to make it festive, and as a fun treat for the children, everyone got yummy yogurt drinks to enjoy. It was a wonderful visit!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Maxhnguyen’s Store, Linh Lam, Nancy Phung, and Thuminh Huynh in remembrance of Mr. Huynh Thai Son.


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.