In January 2020 we visited the Hy Vong Home for Disabled Children for a special holiday charity trip. Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is a huge holiday in Vietnam, and there are some special traditions just for children. We wanted the amazing children at Hy Vong to have these traditions, so coordinated with the caretakers to arrange a special day for them.
Our team brought lots of essential supplies for the home, including milk, sugar, fish sauce, rice, a flashlight, and toiletries. A lovely Tet tradition is wearing brand new clothes at the start of the new year. Children also receive red envelopes of lucky money, which brings good luck to both the giver and receiver. All the children received a package of new clothes, a red envelope of lucky money, and a care package to take home to their families, which included fish sauce, soy sauce, seasonings, and a box of noodles. Afterwards, the children all gathered for lunch. A very fun day!
This special charity trip was made possible through the kindness of a family in the USA. Thank you!!!
ABOUT THE HY VONG HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN
Located in the Suoi Cat district to the west of Nha Trang, the Hy Vong Home for Disabled Children offers a home and school for children with neurological disorders and disabilities whose parents cannot afford the specialized care their children require. The nuns and caretakers teach the children in classrooms on the grounds, and it is a loving and caring environment for these wonderful children.