In December 2021 we had a fun birthday party for the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. We were contacted by the Park Seo Jun international fan club about helping the children and having a birthday party at the same time. Park Seo Jun’s birthday is on December 16, so we worked with the nuns at Song Lo to have a fun surprise for the children on that day.
For the birthday party, we set up balloons, decorations, and a banner. The children gathered in front of their two cakes, then everyone got their own presents. After opening presents, slices of cake were passed around to everyone. So yummy!
We also bought lots of essential foods and general supplies for the orphanage, including vegan chicken, tofu sheets, vegan fish, seaweed, rice, condensed milk, seasonings, body wash, shampoo, pens, markers, tiger balm, socks, fabric softener, cleaning supplies, toiletries, toothpaste, kitchen supplies, and masks. The children put on new winter hats for this special day and everyone had so much fun!
This birthday party for the children was made possible through the kindhearted donations from the Park Seo Jun United International Fandom. Thank you!!!
ABOUT THE SONG LO ORPHANAGE
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.