In August 2021 we brought a new freezer to the Sunflower Orphanage. We had contacted the caretakers and asked if there was anything on their wish list. They told us that the orphanage badly needed a new freezer to help store meats and vegetables for the children’s meals.

Due to strict COVID lockdowns in Vietnam, our teams cannot visit the orphanages in person. We didn’t let that deter us from our mission. Our lead coordinator, Mai Khanh, purchased a brand new freezer unit and arranged to have it delivered to the orphanage. The caretakers also gave us a list of general supplies they were running low on, so we had delivered to the orphanage bottles of cooking oil, soy sauce, seasonings, packages of meats, and fish.

When the freezer arrived, the children gathered in the main common room. They unboxed it, rolled it into the kitchens, and helped fill it with vegetables and meats. We also had some yummy snacks sent over for the children to enjoy.

This gift came from the family of Dr Chad & Kim-Loan McDuffie and their children Delaney, Keagan & Anderson. Thank you!!!


The Sunflower Orphanage first began taking in orphans in 1993 and is located in the heart of Nha Trang. There are large facilities and separate locations for middle school and high school students. Sunflower currently cares for about 35 orphans aged 10 to 18, plus several toddlers. The orphanage has a history of taking in street children and youths from troubled homes and coordinates its efforts with the Dai An Orphanage.