On August 23, 2020 we had a wonderful visit to the Anh Dao Orphanage. Home to a large group of orphans, Anh Dao is dependent on donations and the kindness of others, and we were happy to bring them aid. We coordinated with the head nun and made a detailed list of their current needs. Our team shopped at local markets, loaded up a truck, and drove north to Ninh Hoa.

The children were excellent helpers and brought everything into the orphanage’s common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, dried mushrooms, dried bamboo, varieties of vegan foods, bottles of cooking oil, boxes of instant noodles, milk, bags of dried squid, toothpaste, shampoos, body wash, dish soap, laundry detergent, and cleaning products.

As a fun treat, we handed out sweet breads and balloons to all the children. It was a lovely visit!

This charity trip to the orphanage was made possible through the kindhearted donations of Elaine Nguyen, Hanh Tong, and Jenny Dinh. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu An Son, a large group of orphans are cared for at this wonderful home in Ninh Hoa, 62 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Visit the orphanage and you’ll find a well-organized and loving environment. The children are happy, and it’s a joy to sit, talk, and play with the little ones. To help provide nourishment to the children, and as a small means of earning funds, Sister An Son tends a small farm behind the orphanage, in front of the girl’s living quarters. The children eat the vegetables that are grown here, and the surplus can be sold to help pay for monthly expenses.