On February 5, 2018 we brought a Tet party to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Located in the countryside of Ninh Hoa, to the north of Nha Trang, Lac Thien is a loving home to orphans of all ages. The nuns at Lac Thien also care for several displaced or handicapped elderly.
The lunar new year, Tet, is the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam, and we endeavor to bring the holiday joy to the orphans. Traditions include eating traditional food, such as Banh Tet, wearing brand new clothes at the start of the year, and children receiving red envelopes of lucky money. Lac Thien relies upon donations for survival, and we make it our mission to see that these wonderful children receive something special for the holidays.
On this visit, we brought essential supplies for the orphanage, including eggs, cleaning products, and diapers. For Tet, we brought many bundles of Banh Tet, packages of traditional sweets and snacks, red envelopes of lucky money for everyone, and new clothes for all the children. Some of the little ones were quick to put on their new outfits. It was a wonderful holiday celebration!
This visit was made possible through the kindhearted donations of Megan Murdoch, Hiep Nghiem, Tam Nghiem, and Emily Rambo.