In May 2024 we had a fun visit to the Song Lo Orphanage. We had reached out to the nuns at the orphanage and asked what provisions we could bring this month. They gave us a detailed list of food and general supplies, and our team set out to buy everything at local markets.

On the day of the visit, we loaded up a van and made the drive out to the orphanage. We brought sriracha, milk, sweet rice, yogurt, cooking oil, tofu sheets, seaweed, noodles, cheese, sugar, mung beans, peanuts, seasonings, vegan meats (meat pies chicken, pork), spaghetti noodles, snacks, varieties of mushrooms, racks of eggs, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, shampoo, laundry detergent, and toiletries.

As a treat, our volunteers prepared sweet bubble tea drinks for the children to enjoy. It was a very fun trip!

This charity trip was made possible through several donations. Our thanks to Harry Leong, Vien Lam, and Kevin Spring. For Harry, this trip was in memory of Mrs. Sau Yue Eng.


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.