In May 2024 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with lots of food and general supplies. We had reached out to the orphanage caretakers and asked what we could bring this month. Our team took the list of items to local markets and bought everything they had requested.

On the day of the visit, we loaded up a van and made the drive out to the orphanage. The children came out to greet our team and help carry everything to the courtyard. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, cooking oil, porridge, milk, sugar, boxes of ramen, canned fish, laundry detergent, cleaning products, and diapers.

With all the children gathered together, our volunteers handed out chips and snacks for the little ones to enjoy. It was a lovely day!

Thanks to all our donors! This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations from Harry Leong and Dan, Van, and Devin Haynes. For Harry, the donation was in memory of Mrs. Sau Yue Eng.


Founded in 2006, the Lac Thien Orphanage is part of the Phat Buu pagoda and lies north of Nha Trang in Ninh Hoa district. The orphanage’s origins are endearing. On a peaceful day, a baby was left at the gates of the pagoda. The nuns cared for him, and from that day on they have taken in orphan children from the area. The orphanage is run by the nuns of the pagoda and its head nun, Chon Minh. They rely entirely upon donations, most of which come from people in the community. There are about 30 children at the orphanage, from newborns to teenagers, and Lac Thien also takes in elderly whose family cannot care for them.