In September 2021 we brought lots of food to the Thien Tam Orphanage. With the COVID lockdown still in effect in Vietnam, the orphanage is receiving no visitors. This means fewer donations of food and general supplies. We wanted to make sure they had everything they needed, so reached out to the caretakers. The gave us a detailed list, and we arranged for local markets to deliver everything to the orphanage.

We brought cooking oil, seasonings, sugar, packages of glass noodles, fish sauce, soy sauce, boxes of ramen noodles, penne noodles, bags of rice, fresh chicken, and racks of eggs.

The children gathered on the front steps, and the caretakers took some fun pictures of the children playing games.

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations of Quynh Pham and Kent Hoang. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004, the Thien Tam Orphanage lies 20 minutes south of Nha Trang’s city center, in Phuoc Dong ward. The orphanage is run by Nguyen Dinh Chi and his wife Nguyen Thi Kim Lien. A former orphan himself, Chi set up the orphanage in his home as a place of love and sanctuary for orphans in the community. They currently care for 13 young children.