In July 2022 we had a lovely visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. After coordinating with the nuns at the orphanage, our team bought lots of food and other supplies at local markets, then loaded up a van to make the drive out to the orphanage.
When we arrived, the children met our team in the driveway and helped carry all the supplies inside. On this visit, we brought mushrooms, bean curd sheets, limes, vegan meat paste, macaroni noodles, peanuts, mung beans, peas, black beans, sugar, vegan beef, jello, tapioca starch, chili paste, white noodles, cheese, yogurt, yogurt drinks, bird nest drinks, body wash, shampoo, detergent, cleaning products, wash clothes, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and diapers.
Our team spent some time speaking to the nuns and visiting with the children. As a fun treat, we handed out snacks and drinks for everyone to enjoy. It was a wonderful day!
This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations from Bichlien Nguyen, Hung Pham, Elaine Nguyen, and an anonymous donor. Thank you!!!
ABOUT THE SONG LO ORPHANAGE
The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was traveling 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.