In December 2022 we had a great visit to the Song Lo Orphanage. After reaching out to the nuns that run the orphanage, we wrote down a detailed list of items they needed this month. Our team bought all the provisions, loaded up a van, and made the drive out to the orphanage.

The children helped our team carry everything into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, siracha, mung beans, sugar, peanuts, coconut cream, yogurt, mushrooms, tofu sheets, seaweed pies, fish sauce, spices, seasonings, vegan sausages, vegan chicken, vegan beef, vegan fish, laundry detergent, and fabric softener.

As a fun treat, we handed out ice cream popsicles for the children to enjoy. So fun!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Thi Nga Luong, Elaine Nguyen, Thuy Nguyen, Tuan Nguyen, Bichlien Nguyen, Linh Lam, and Vanessa Nguyen. 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.