On September 14, 2018 we made out first visit to the Hy Vong Home for Disabled Children. Hy Vong is a loving home for children with neurological disorders whose parents cannot afford the specialized care their children require. There are children with cerebral palsy, autism, and deaf, mute, and blind children being cared for at the home. Located in the countryside to the southwest of Nha Trang, the nuns at Hy Vong provide for the children and offer a nurturing home. We talked to the nuns at the Home and learned of their most pressing needs. Our team brought bags of rice, packages of noodles, cooking oil, bottles of soy and fish sauce, seasonings, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.
We also brought some items for the Mid-Autumn Festival to the children. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a special holiday for children in Vietnam, for in addition to getting yummy treats and moon cakes, they also get to parade about with fun traditional lanterns. For this visit, we handed out snacks, moon cakes, drinks, and paper lanterns for all the children. It was a fun visit!
This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Jona Avila, Daniel Cole, Suruchi Khemka, Alexander Phan, Kari Pepar, Thai Tran, and Dane Sawmiller.