On November 24, 2019 we visited the Song Lo Orphanage with essential supplies. The caretakers had given us a detailed list of what they needed and our team brought everything to the orphanage. When we arrived the children were having tutoring lessons, and they were happy to take a break for a popcorn snack. Afterwards, everyone came into the common room to help organize all the supplies. On this visit, we brought a variety of soy products, packages of yogurt, bottles of chili sauce, bags of rice, bags of beans, vegan beef, fried bamboo, instant noodles, seasonings, milk, toothpaste, washcloths, fabric softener, and rice crackers.

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Khang Do. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was travelling in the countryside when he encountered a woman who said she could not care for her 2 children. She left the babies with the monk and fled. Not expecting to have 2 babies to care for, the monk made his way to the Song Lo pagoda, and the head nun at the pagoda, Sister Cat, agreed to care for the children. From that point on, orphans have been either brought to the pagoda, or abandoned at their gates. Formed in 2012, the Song Lo Orphanage cares for a small group of young children. Located adjacent the Son Lo pagoda, it’s a small facility deep in the countryside west of Nha Trang.