In October 2023 we had a fun visit with the children at the Loc Tho Charity School in Nha Trang. The nuns who run the school provide breakfast and lunch to the students, all of whom come from low income families in the neighborhood. With many mouths to feed, we make monthly visits to the school and donate a range of foods and general supplies.

On this month’s visit, our team of volunteers brought all the supplies into the common room, and the children took a break from their studies to come out and greet us. We brought bags of rice, milk, potatoes, sugar, mushrooms, boxes of ramen, cooking oil, yellow squash, seasonings, vegan meat pies, vegan beef, vegan pork, vegan fish sauce, cups, soup bowls, dish soap, laundry detergent, and cleaning products.

As a treat for the children, we handed out frozen yogurt popsicles for everyone. So many smiles!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Vien Lam and Kevin Spring, Dan, Van and Devin Haynes, and David and Trini Nguyen. Thank you!!!


The Loc Tho Pagoda has had a charity school since 1991, which was founded by Sister Thich Nu Dieu Y.  Sister Dieu Y dedicated her life to the children and passed away in 2014. The school is now run by the amazing and loving nuns of the Loc Tho pagoda. It’s a free primary school for poor children in the community whose parents cannot afford the costs of a public education. Textbooks, uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and teachers’ fees are all paid for by the school, and all children are welcome. The school provides breakfast and lunch for the students. The pagoda also cares for several orphans and foster children.