In early October 2020 we had a lovely visit to the Suoi Cat Charity Home. We had contacted the caretakers and made a detailed list of their current needs. Our team did all the shopping at local markets, loaded up a van, and drove out to the home. The girls helped carry everything into the common room. On this visit, we brought bottles of bags of rice, cooking oil, bottles of fish sauce, siracha, packages of fresh milk, cans of condensed milk, a variety of seasonings, dish soap, cleaning products, and toiletries.

It’s the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam, which has some special traditions for children. We wanted the girls to have their own festival party, so we handed out paper lanterns, moon cakes, and traditional treats. The children put together their lanterns, then lit the candles inside. So lovely! Afterwards, our team spent some time with the children, who took our volunteers on a tour of their gardens and the neighbors’ farms. So much fun!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations of Andrew Perovich, Suruchi Khemka, Weekes Autographs, and contributions through Amazon Smile. Thank you!!!


Suoi Cat is a poor community to the west of Nha Trang, composed of rural farming hamlets that live in poverty. The Suoi Cat Charity Home is a loving place that houses and cares for many of the community’s children whose families struggle to support and provide for them. The home is composed of young children and teenage girls, who stay at the home year-round, sleep in dormitories, and have meals together in a communal dining hall. The children attend public school and receive tutoring and extra lessons at the home.