On September 29, 2017 we visited the Song Lo Orphanage with lots of essential supplies, plus some special gifts for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Song Lo is a small orphanage to the west of Nha Trang, and cares for 11 young orphans in a peaceful and loving home in the countryside. Dependent on donations for survival, we contacted the nuns about their most pressing needs. Our team of volunteers brought bags of a variety of beans, packages of yogurt, cans of sardines, bags of soy products, bags of tofu, seasonings, diapers, shampoo, and dental supplies.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a fun holiday for children in Vietnam, as they get to eat yummy snacks such as mooncakes, and parade about with traditional lanterns. On this visit, we brought packages of mooncakes, decorative lanterns for the orphanage, and special lanterns for the children to enjoy. We helped put up the lanterns at the orphanage, and our team stayed until dusk to see them lit up.
This fun visit was made possible through the kind donations of Juli and Kyle.