In August 2023 we had a fun visit with the children at the Ngoc Van Orphanage. We had spoken to the orphanage caretakers and learned what items they needed this month. Fall is approaching, which means a new school year. In addition to general supplies, the caretakers asked that we provide new school uniforms for all the children. We were happy to help!

Our team drove out to the orphanage and the children were excellent helpers carrying all the items inside. On this visit, we brought boxes of ramen, packages of milk, diapers, and new school uniforms for everyone.

The children were curious about their new school uniforms, so put them on over their pajamas. So cute! The children folder up and put away their uniforms, and our team handed out snacks for everyone to enjoy. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Alexander Nguyen, Jef O’Riley, Ronald Schierer, Thanh Cross, Kateryna Lo, Vien Lam and Kevin Spring. Thank you!!!


Located in the northern part of Khanh Hoa province, the Ngoc Van Orphanage was founded in 2020 after a big storm hit central Vietnam. There were many deaths from the storm, and several orphans were brought to the Ngoc Van Pagoda to be cared for the monks there. Since then, the orphanage has grown and now cares for about 20 small children.