In June 2022 we had fun birthday parties for 4 of the children at the Thien Tam Orphanage. We had asked the caretakers what essential supplies they needed this month and learned of the children’s birthdays. Our team of volunteers bought all the monthly food and supplies for the orphanage, and also arranged for a birthday celebration for all the children.

Essential supplies included bags of rice, boxes of instant noodles, seasonings, siracha, ketchup, butter, cooking oil, soy sauce, fresh milk, condensed milk, yogurt, mayonnaise, black beans, ramen in cups, egg noodles, peanuts, oyster sauce, sugar, sparkling water, garlic, onions, and pork.

Our team decorated the orphanage with balloons and brought out two birthday cakes. And everyone got presents! The children played birthday games, had slices of cake, then got bubble tea drinks. It was a lovely day!

This special visit to the orphanage was made possible through the kind donations of Chuck and Phi Fiese. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004, the Thien Tam Orphanage lies 20 minutes south of Nha Trang’s city center, in Phuoc Dong ward. The orphanage is run by Nguyen Dinh Chi and his wife Nguyen Thi Kim Lien. A former orphan himself, Chi set up the orphanage in his home as a place of love and sanctuary for orphans in the community.  They currently care for 13 young children.