Traditions of the Lunar New Year (Tet in Vietnam) include special holiday foods, sweets, and red envelopes of lucky money for children. We wanted the children at the Khanh Son Charity Home to experience these Tet traditions, so arrange a fun holiday visit.

We coordinated with the nuns at the Khanh Son Charity Home and sponsored Tet care packages for the children to take home to their families. The nuns hosted many of the families in a lovely tradition of making banh Tet and banh chung sweet cakes. Families received the cakes, traditional sweets and drinks, and general foodstuff, including a bag of rice, meats, and seasonings.

This Lunar New Year celebration and charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations of Jack, Nicole, and Charlie Malone. Thank you!!!


Located in the mountainous area to the southwest of Nha Trang, the Khanh Son 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. Some of the children stay at the home year-round, sleep in dormitories, and have meals together in a communal dining hall. The nuns provide a nurturing environment for all, ensure the children attend local public schools, and offer free daycare, kindergarten, and after-school tutoring lessons.