On February 16, 2020 we visited the Song Lo Orphanage and brought essential supplies. We had spoken to the nuns at the orphanage, and made a detailed list of items they required. Our team of volunteers did the shopping at local markets, loaded up a van, and drove out to orphanage.

The children helped carry and stack everything in the main common room. On this trip, we brought  bags of rice, mung beans, and peanuts, packages of instant noodles, packages of vegan meat substitutes, dried mushrooms, bottles of hot sauce, seasonings, breading, milk, baby formula, laundry detergents, toiletries, diapers, and sanitary masks and gloves.

As a fun treat for the children, we brought a sweet drink with fruit. Our team stayed a visited for a while with these amazing children. This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Khang Do. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was travelling 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.