In celebration of the Lunar New Year (Tet in Vietnam), we made visits to all our causes. It is the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam, and there are many lovely traditions that we wanted all the children to enjoy. These traditions include traditional foods, sweets, and lucky money for children. Also, costs for everyday items skyrockets around Tet, and we wanted to make sure the orphanages and charity homes had everything they needed.
We coordinated with the nuns at Nhan Ai to bring essential supplies and a holiday party for the children. For the orphanage, we brought bags of rice, boxes of instant noodles, milk, baby formula, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.
For the Tet party, we brought traditional banh chung cakes, handed out lucky money to the children, and then arranged for a big feast for everyone. Some of the children put on dress clothes and performed traditional dances. Happy New Year!
This holiday visit was made possible through the kind donation of Betty Lam. Thank you!!!
ABOUT THE NHAN AI ORPHANAGE
Founded in 1996 by Sister Nguyen Thi Bao Quyen, the Nhan Ai Orphanage resides behind the Giao Xu Phu Nhon Catholic Church in Cam Ranh, to the south of Nha Trang. The orphanage is run by the nuns of Nhan Ai and relies entirely upon donations, most of which come from people in the community. Nhan Ai is the largest orphanage that we assist and houses approximately 130 orphans in a wonderfully tranquil home.