In May 2022 we had a lovely visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. After learning of the orphanage’s immediate needs, our team of volunteers bought lots of supplies, loaded up a van, and drove out to see the children.

On this visit, we brought packages of vegan pork, vegan chicken, mushroom varieties, bags of white  beans, sesame seeds, bottles of siracha, sugar, milk, cheese, yogurt drinks, bean curd sheets, seaweed, laundry detergent, body wash, shampoo, wipes, and toiletries.

As a fun surprise, our team brought out lots of ice cream for everyone to enjoy. Everyone had so much fun!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Oanh Huynh, Linh Lam, Mike Terrell, Philip Doughty, and Amazon Smile. Thank you!!!


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.